Principal Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

The Advanced Concepts and Technology Mission Area in Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems, seeks a Principal Systems Engineer to provide technical support and expertise for the FVL (Future Vertical Lift) team. The position will reside in the System Engineering Integration & Test Center (SEIT) within the Signal Processing Design section. This systems engineer will work amongst other Systems Engineers and will support the chief engineer, and lead systems engineer.

Job Related Activities:

  • System engineering tasks including defining system architecture, deriving requirements, developing Interface Design Descriptions (IDDs) and Interface Control Documents (ICDs)
  • Technical presentations to both internal and external customers
  • Create basis of estimate (BOE) documentation and support bidding process
  • Technical team leadership participating in technical peer reviews throughout the product lifecycle of design, development, integration, and test
  • Interface with team lead, team members, and other teams (SW and HW) on a daily basis
  • Conduct or participate in customer and/or program technical review presentations, and provide task progress status updates and work products to the team lead
  • Ensure the consistent application of engineering best practices and all activities undertaken under your control are conducted to common standards in accordance with Raytheon's IPDS processes
  • Using Raytheon 6 Sigma proactively to foster a culture of continuous process improvement

Required Skills:
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in engineering, Systems, Electrical or Software
  • Experience working with both customer and internal resources
  • Experience with requirements development
  • Experience with systems integration and test plans
  • Integration of electronic equipment on Military aircraft
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills including working with Microsoft Office Suite of Tools
  • Experience with and knowledge of the Systems Engineering lifecycles and demonstrable application of relevant methodologies and toolsets
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
  • 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

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with rotary wing military aircraft
  • Experience in supporting tech volumes for proposals
  • Experience writing proposals, bidding, or generating basis of estimate documentation
  • Experience with Doors
  • Experience in writing ICDS and IDDs
  • Worked a design development program using Agile Framework methodology
  • Skilled at anticipating problems and planning to mitigate them
  • Experience with open systems architecture (OSA)
  • Experience writing white papers and responding to requests for information (RFIs)

Required Education:
B.S. in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Related discipline

Desired Education:
M.S. in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Related discipline


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.