Sr Principal Systems Engr - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Do you enjoy developing solutions to diverse technical challenges in the context of the production of complex systems?
Would people describe you as the “go to” person for setting critical technical priorities on the factory floor?
Are you a Systems Engineer who can bridge the ambiguity between technical integrity and impact to the business in a production environment?
Do you enjoy working with multidisciplinary and engineering teams to solve technical issues?

If your answers are yes, the Systems Design Center at Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) wants to learn more about you! Our Reconnaissance and Targeting Systems team in McKinney, TX is searching for a Sensor System/Subsystem Chief Engineer (CE) to provide technical leadership and hands-on development, systems integration and test support to the RTS Programs. Raytheon offers competitive salaries, benefits, profit sharing, retirement plans, and a comprehensive relocation package!

The Systems Design Center within the System Design & Performance (SD&P) Directorate has systems design responsibility for programs in the following product lines: Naval and Area Mission Defense, Air Warfare Systems, Land Combat Systems, and Air and Missile Defense Systems. The SD&P Directorate is responsible for systems engineering, algorithm development, guidance, navigation and control, and system modeling & simulation for RMS. We work across the product life cycle, executing a broad portfolio of IRAD & CRAD projects, advanced concept developments, and full-scale development programs.

Job Description:

Reconnaissance and Targeting Systems (RTS) of Raytheon Missile Systems based in McKinney, TX has an immediate opportunity for a Sensor System/Subsystem Chief Engineer (CE) to provide technical leadership and hands-on development, systems integration and test support to the RTS Programs. This position is responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary engineering team developing, integrating, testing, qualifying, and producing EO/IR ground sensor products and ground based Primary Sight Systems. The CE is responsible for the technical execution of a program overseeing all technical aspects of the program and is accountable to the Program Manager and their functional manager. He is also responsible for ensuring the assigned team’s technical objectives are achieved on schedule, within budget, and consistent with quality and technical requirements. The CE will also serve as the main technical point of contact with the customer.

Key Responsibilities of the Chief Engineer include:
  • Acting as RMS Engineering’s Technical Lead accountable for technical execution within the RTS Programs:
    • The CE is accountable for the technical performance, execution and financial management (includes technical budget, cost, schedule and metrics) of the program and all product deliverables
    • The CE guides and directs other assigned Engineering leads to achieve program and technical success
    • The CE provides Engineering authority to all decisions impacting product integrity, system performance, and system functionality
    • The CE organizes all program independent reviews and reviews all engineering inputs to gates and independent reviews as well as participate in program reviews including independent reviews (IRs), gate reviews and program management reviews
  • The CE supports coordination across program engineering throughout the entire product life cycle and ensures Engineering risks are captured, mitigation plans in place across integrated product teams (IPTs).
  • The CE coordinates and provides final review of all Engineering inputs for all program execution plans and estimate at completion (EAC’s).
  • The CE generates BOEs, weekly highlights and technical reports as required, including technical planning to include cost, schedule, and requirements for new activities.
  • The CE is responsible for the Integrated Engineering bid and the roll up and approval of the Engineering bid by the participating engineering centers.
  • The CE provides accurate, timely, actuals, forecasts and risk assessments, monitor and quickly respond to business changes and customer needs.
  • The CE establishes and maintains the program technical baseline, ensuring the product is optimized to meet the contractual needs and can be executed within program budget and schedule throughout the program lifecycle.
  • The CE ensures export/import policies, low observable - counter low observable (Lo-Clo) / critical program information (CPI), and related efforts are executed appropriately and efficiently.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, or Physics
  • 10 years experience technically managing Primary Sight System and Sub-System Products development activities including Production/Sustainment tasks that includes program to program alignments, primary customer technical interface, design oversight, cost and schedule.
  • Highly experienced in Ground Primary Sight System product development focused on providing a cost effective technical solutions that are technically aligned with the customer’s cost and schedule needs
  • Extensive knowledge regarding vehicle upgrades, EO/IR product upgrades, field test trials, vehicle integration
  • Demonstrated experience in system product development with engineering prototypes, EMD and EMD to Production transition.
  • Experience and proven track record in laboratory system and subsystem integration and test, field testing, and qualification of ground based EO/IR systems.
  • Experience with developing and executing engineering and production test plans, procedures, and equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability at interfacing with senior-level leaders, external customers, multi-disciplined engineering team members, and technical consultants in a fast paced setting
  • Skilled in proposal preparation, cost and schedule estimation and technical documentation related to contract deliverable items
  • Able to work independently; determines & develops approach to solutions
  • Experience in deploying a rigorous Integrated Product Development Process
  • Willingness to travel periodically in support of offsite testing or program meetings.
  • Strong technical writing and oral communication skills, experience interfacing with customer technical and program leadership personnel.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with Active DoD Secret Clearance

Desired Skills:

  • MS or Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science, Math or Physics
  • Knowledgeable of Raytheon Export and Import policies, processes and tools; and International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations
  • Experience with accountability; responsibility for prioritizing work tasks and customer requirements across multiple teams.
  • Ability to exercise team with disciplined engineering processes, risk and opportunity management, scope management, people development and skills management
  • Knowledge of RMS Engineering products, technologies and Raytheon IPDS and gating process
  • Past experience as a CE, Engineering manager, or IPT Lead
  • Experience in cost/schedule development and management (EVMS)
  • Familiarity with requirements management tool such as Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt equivalent

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 125690

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.