Space Systems – Mid Level Systems Engineer with Electrical Engineering background

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Job Description:

Excited about developing systems that take detailed satellite images of Earth? From systems that take pictures of Earth’s vegetation index, aerosol characteristics over continents, land and ice temperature, and cloud formations of the next hurricane, these capabilities are made possible by the products made at Raytheon in El Segundo, California. Consider joining us to develop the next generation of space-based imaging systems.

The Responsive Space Systems Department seeks Principal Systems Engineers to lead the design, development, and build of DoD/Civil Electro-Optical (EO) Space Systems. The systems engineer will be responsible for assessing systems architectures, developing requirements for these systems, and supporting the design and build efforts. The role involves being able to model and assess EO design characteristics and analyze impacts to performance parameters such as MTF, radiometric performance, line-of-sight, IFOV, etc. The role also involves understanding verification and test activities to lead the systems engineering team in creating a proper IV&V plan that meets the requirements of the program. The role also includes some involvement in pre-proposal and proposal activities.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 6 years engineering experience, preferably with some experience in Electro-Optical (EO) systems engineering
  • Demonstrated problem solving, organization, coordination, and planning skills
  • Experience in complex system level modeling for developing lower level performance requirements
  • Experience designing and testing electrical subsystems
  • Experience in working with interface/control and end-to-end digital and analog electronics, including testing, validation and/or troubleshooting
  • Experience in requirement management using Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
  • Prior experience working with multi-disciplined teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to access to US only data systems.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with a majority of system development phases (Requirements, Architecture, Design, Build, Test, and Deploy)
  • Experience in Model Based System Engineering tools (such as IBM Rational or Vitec CORE) for developing architectures and functional analysis
  • Experience in numerical modeling and simulation, and performing analysis using MATLAB, C++, Python, or similar language
  • Experience with Electrical Subsystems, including deriving lower level Electrical requirements based on desired Sensor System performance
  • Experience includes understanding of electrical schematics and components to contribute to troubleshooting, determination of root cause, definition of corrective action and implementation of solutions
  • Integration and Test experience with Space Level Hardware
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of the organization
  • Active DoD Secret clearance

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Math, Science or related STEM degree

Desired Education: Master’s Degree in Engineering

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.



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.