Principal Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

United States

Principal Systems Engineer

Do you enjoy tackling technical problems no one has solved before?

Do you want to join a team that thrives on diversity of thought and innovative ideas?

If you answered "yes", then the Raytheon Systems Verification Test and Analysis Directorate (SVTAD) is interested in you. Our elite team integrates complex technology, debugging and resolving interface issues as we produce, demonstrate and deliver state-of-the-art software for areas including radars, command and control platforms, missile systems and cyber defense. As an integrator you will learn the design principles of new systems by attending design reviews to determine their architecture, operations and interfaces. As a Systems Engineeryou will design specialized technical testing to demonstrate system performance to our customers, typically including live fire testing in the field. Join a world class team of systems engineers who are building defense technologies to make the world a safer place. Explore some of the systems you may be working with as a member of our team.


Ballistic Missile Defense:

USS Zumwalt:

Air and Missile Defense Radar:

Opportunities currently exist within SVTAD's Air Defense Systems Department in Andover, Massachusetts. The Air Defense Systems Department (ADS) provides expertise in the integration, validation, and sell off for various air defense programs within IDS. ADS Engineers are involved in all aspects of the Integrated Product Development System (IPDS) cycle. ADS engineers have ownership authority to ensure that individual items are integrated and perform as expected as well as ensuring that the system can be sold off. Most system tests will be conducted in the ADS Department’s HWIL facilities. These facilities include integrated tactical hardware, simulated, and emulated software for data collection to verify the systems capabilities and support the ultimate sell off of the System. ADS supports the PATRIOT and NASAMS family of programs.

Job Description:

  • Perform Patriot Radar, Missile, Command and Control, or system level integration, verification, and validation.
  • Collaborate with engineering team to plan the technical strategy of Patriot integration, verification, and validation activities; determine verification methods or simulation test cases.
  • Develop and author formal technical documents, integration and test plans, procedures, and reports.
  • Conduct sub-system and system tests and demonstrations using digital simulations, HWIL simulations, and tactical systems in a live environment.
  • Perform functional and performance analysis on collected data; document, root cause and resolve observed issues, anomalies, and trouble reports.
  • Prepare and present technical briefs to task leads, program managers, and customers as required.
  • Participate in technical peer reviews throughout the product lifecycle of design, development, integration and test, and flight test requirements verification
  • Conduct or participate in customer and/or program technical review presentations, and provide task progress status updates and work products to the team lead
  • Travel to other offsite locations as required to support program requirements as required

Required Skills:

  • 10 years of Engineering experience with system development lifecycle, from system level design through integration, test and production
  • Experience with radar systems engineering, system test, system integration, and system verification and validation and flight test support
  • Experience working with integration or test activities for hardware or software products
  • Experience with Systems Engineering Product Development Cycle
  • Required: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance.? Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience integrating, verifying, or validating the different elements of the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System
  • Experience in an integrated lab environment and with software/systems integration, verification or validation planning and execution
  • Experience implementing test optimization techniques
  • Strong coordination, organizational and cross-functional collaboration skills, highly motivated "self-starter", strong analytical skills, detail oriented, and work well within multifaceted teams or independently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge with CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration)

Required Education (including Major):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Math, Science or related technical discipline

What’s YOUR Mission?
Here at Raytheon, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. We’re inspired by a noble mission that’s shared by Raytheon employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.

What We Offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, Raytheon offers a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits Raytheon offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

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- Thomas A. Kennedy
Raytheon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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