Space Systems - Mid-Senior Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

“Outside the box. Above the Earth. Beyond our wildest dreams. Our engineers are creating new possibilities in space.”

Raytheon Space Systems is currently in need for a Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) Section Manager who will be responsible for coordinating engineering resource management within Space Systems SEIT. The Section Manager will serve as a manager with the responsibility to coordinate between Space Systems engineering, finance, and HR in order to accurately forecast, allocate, plan and execute effective resource utilization across SEIT Space Systems.
Position Requirements

  • Identifies needs within department during weekly or biweekly staff meetings, individual outreach and continued assessment of SS programs
  • Serves as liaison between Talent Acquisition (TA) and Finance leaders to ensure AOP projections and resource needs are accurate so that job descriptions and postings are accurate and represent needs
  • Prioritizes urgency of program and department staffing requirements and communicates back to TA accordingly
  • Big picture thinker; ensures the eye is always on improving talent; works with Communications to continually improve and reposition the department and company brand
  • Networks with community (both internal to Raytheon and outside the organization) to both broaden reach of department and promote ongoing advancements in order to attract “best and brightest” talent
  • Regularly interfaces with TA to post new needs and ensure regular, consistent assessment of reqs and review of applicants
  • Assesses candidates on priority-level requisitions, screens and conducts phone interviews, and communicates top choices to program and engineering leaders and authorized to hire in order to streamline process
  • Coordinates on-site and virtual interviews within department; provides criteria up front for assessment utilizing both technical review and behavior interviewing tactics; helps debrief interviews and narrow down finalist selection
  • Researches other companies who attract similar talent; better understand their criteria and market savvy; uses this data to for tactics in hiring and talent pipelining
  • High integrity; ensures all staffing needs are met according to Raytheon Best Practices, D&I requirements, and other policies
  • Performs On-Boarding activities for New Hires in Space coordinating initial days at Raytheon as employees join the workforce

Required Skills:
  • 10+ years’ experience within engineering staffing, with a minimum of 6 working within the aerospace/defense sector
  • Knowledge of hiring strategies used to attract Systems Engineering Leaders, Fellows and individual contributors
  • Prior experience serving as a liaison between Engineering and Recruitment
  • Experience putting together tactical plans aimed at attracting top PhD/MS talent
  • Proven experience with Sourcing and networking in order to build talent relationships
  • Experience translating technical needs into conversant job requirements
  • Experience with staffing metrics surrounding Diversity & Inclusion and Time to Fill rates
  • Some travel required; attend various on-site meetings and/or conferences to pipeline and network potential talent

Desired Skills
  • Proven leadership experience managing new hires as they join a new work culture
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Experience with ATS, CRM systems, LinkedIn, job postings, and other staffing tools
  • Comfort with ambiguity; able to adapt to continually changing department needs and can effectively reprioritize and communicate needs
  • Displays and demands high ethics and integrity
  • Excellent listener and collaborator; empathetic and understanding; helps inspire trust and reinforces common-goal thinking
  • Resilient; able to push-back as necessary and argue effectively in favor of goals and department/program requirements

Required Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree


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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.