Systems Security Engineer II

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Job Description:

As a defense contractor, there are specific programs requiring a certain level of security clearance and special access for assigned staff. The selected candidate will be required to secure these accesses. Not being able to secure the Interim Secret Clearance needed for this position may result in an offer of employment being rescinded.

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) is seeking a talented systems engineer to join the Navigation and Secure Systems Department as a Systems Security Engineer (SSE). This department provides a wide range System Security Engineering services and products to its customers. This position is within a technical growth area; we are looking for individuals willing to apply their systems engineering knowledge to the system security engineering or program protection disciplines of anti-tamper, cyber security, software assurance, supply chain exploitation, and threat and design vulnerability analysis.

The candidate will develop technical solutions specific technical problems that require the application of basic systems engineering principles and concepts. The candidate will interact with supervision, project leads and other section personnel in performing assigned tasks. The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter with an education in Engineering (Systems, Software, Hardware and/or Embedded systems)

These activities include:

  • Applying System Engineering principles to programs, especially in the domains of Program Protection
  • Managing System Security Requirements Development and Verification for new development and deployed systems
  • Performing requirements analysis to ensure that requirements are complete and traceable in a requirements management system, such as DOORS
  • Creating System Engineering documents
  • Interfacing with their team lead, team members, and other teams (SW and HW) on a daily basis; occasionally interfacing with external organizations and customers
  • Providing task progress status updates and work products to the team lead
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Required Skills:

  • Education in software, hardware or systems engineering.
  • Knowledge of system engineering principles, standards, theories, concepts and techniques.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship status

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of system security and cyber security principles
  • Familiarity with network architecture and OSI model
  • Familiarity with C, C++, Ada
  • Familiarity with real-time operating systems
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Required Education: (This is the minimum level of education or degree and major required for the position.)
  • Bachelors of Science degree (BS) in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or related technical field

Desired Education: Masters of Science (MS) in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or related technical field

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons.
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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