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RTX Corporation Senior Principal Cyber/EW Research Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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United States of America


MA105: BBN Headquarters 10 Moulton Street , Cambridge, MA, 02138 USA

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RTX BBN Technologies is looking for an outstanding candidate to start and lead a new Cyber/EW related research thrust. You are the ideal candidate if you are a recognized researcher with strong skills in cybersecurity, computer engineering/science, RF signal processing, machine learning, mathematics, modeling and simulation, and/or physics; you desire an opportunity to pursue external funding from government research agencies (e.g. DARPA, IARPA, DoD Service Labs) to help further U.S. National Security Objectives and betterment of society; you know how to attract, hire and develop top-notch talent to round out your team. This position is an opportunity to shine as a leader of an exceptional team while building technologies to support Cyber/EW operations; autonomy; cybersecurity; networking; RF systems; quantum computing and many other existing areas at BBN or new areas that you forge. The candidate will have the opportunity to take a leadership role within BBN’s Science Development Program.

What You Will Do

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Build and advance a Cyber/EW-related research area for BBN having measurable impact on business.

  • Articulate and execute a vision and tactical direction for BBN. Influence the same across RTX.

  • Lead cross-functional teams performing business development, proposal preparation, and execution.

  • Hire and develop top-notch personnel to round out the team you will grow and lead.

  • Lead projects, as well as grow your team of collaborators and implementors.

  • Distinguish BBN and yourself to customers by leading and performing cutting edge research.

  • Candidates should expect that they may be required to travel to a BBN, RTX, teammate, or customer site for meetings or other business-related activities.

Qualifications You Must Have

  • A Bachelors degree in a related major and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience, or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years experience.

  • Active Top Secret U.S. government security clearance is required prior to start date.

Qualifications We Prefer - Familiar with all, Expert in some

  • Experience leading highly technical, R&D teams

  • Relevant publications at conferences and in journals

  • Experience writing government research funding proposals in the relevant areas

  • Excellent mentor and coach

  • Proficient in relevant programming languages and development tools to support the research’s software/hardware requirements

  • Working experience on classified government funded research programs

  • Ability to provide visionary technical leadership and desire to grow and lead a group to achieve that vision

  • Experience with reverse engineering, binary analysis and disassemblers

  • Experience with RF signal processing

  • Experience with OS internals (Windows, nix*)

  • Experience with cyber-physical system vulnerability and cybersecurity research

  • Ability to represent BBN at conferences, workshops, and other external engagements

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

What We Offer

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement, and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

• Relocation Assistance available

• This position is Onsite at our Cambridge, Mass headquarters

To help you achieve your goals, BBN will provide:

  • A strong leadership team well-versed in government R&D.

  • A collaborative and collegial environment to push state-of-the-art research.

  • A diverse and technically competent pool of research scientists who are willing to mentor, listen, and help you refine your research vision and goals.

  • Business development, programmatic, contracting, finance, and HR support.

  • Access, through RTX, to opportunities that help transition your research and ultimately see it fielded.

The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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