Senior Principle Systems Engineer - Open Mission Systems (OMS) - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Opportunities in McKinney TX; El Segundo and Goleta, CA

Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems - Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) EW Electronic Protect Department is seeking talented and collaborative technical candidates to help deliver emerging and disruptive solutions to ensure warfighter advantage. The selected candidate will be given opportunities to engage in a variety of cutting edge and innovative technology development across the Advanced Concepts & Technology (ACT) mission area.

The Open Mission Systems (OMS) Senior Principle Systems Engineer will assist in the technical leadership and execution of a governance process to perform collaborative systems engineering to review, assess, and make changes to the OMS and Universal Command and Control (C2) Interface (UCI) Standards (collectively referred to as the Open Architecture (OA) Standards). The Systems Engineer shall lead and perform collaborative systems engineering to continue to develop, evolve, update, improve, and manage the OA Standards and deliver new versions of the OMS and UCI standards.

The Systems Engineer should be able to identify and address new domains that may drive changes to the OA Standards. The Systems Engineer shall help define the structure of the OA Standards and improve requirements deemed necessary. The Systems Engineer will review OA documentation to ensure requirements can be verified by adopting programs. The Systems Engineer will also lead the creation and maintenance of training material for Managers, Systems Engineers, and Software Developers using the OA Standards. The Systems Engineer shall interact with industry teams adopting one or more of the OA Standards to ensure the adopting programs’ needs, schedules, risks, and priorities are understood. The Systems Engineer will also be responsible for leading the transition of knowledge of the OA Standards to adopting programs and program engineering staff. It is also expected that this Systems Engineer will mentor and develop junior Systems and Software Engineers on the tenants of Open Architecture.

This position requires strong initiative, communication, and collaboration with other engineers and personnel from Raytheon, the Government, and our competitors in the industry. The position will also require the candidate be familiar with the OMS and UCI Standards and how to apply them to current and future programs. This position will include travel and frequent interactions with adopting programs. The Systems Engineer is accountable to the Chief Engineer and Program Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex technical challenges often involving multiple subsystem interactions as both an Individual Contributor and a Technical Lead
  • Actively participate in definition of team objectives and provide solutions to complex technical tasks including system design decisions involving trade studies, requirements allocation, and verification methods
  • Provide support for programs through participation in project design reviews and peer reviews, including technical briefings to internal leadership and external customers
  • Demonstrate ability to continuously adapt to changing business needs
  • Develop software architecture that can support engagement of emerging complex threats and operations
  • Define interfaces and information contained in firmware that will be utilize and controlled by the software architecture as well as reconfigure any front end hardware
  • Define interfaces to accommodate such capabilities as beam steering and beam management services external to the architecture
  • Define operating systems and software required to implement application programming interfaces to enable a portable and upgradable software architecture
  • Develop, evolve, update via Pre-planned Product Improvement (P3I) initiatives, manage, and provide configuration control of the OMS, UCI, and AT standards

Required Skills:
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in airborne weapon subsystems like Radar, EW, Communications, or Resource Management
  • Strong engineering analytical and technical writing skills, excellent verbal communication skills with ability to present data and explain results to management and customers
  • Experience with generating system/subsystem architectures
  • Solid understanding and experience with software architecture design principles and abstractions
  • Prior leadership experience and communication skills for engagement with program management, technical team members, customers, subcontractors, and industry partners
  • Occasional business travel is required
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with Active (or active within past 24 months) DoD Secret Clearance

Desired Skills:
  • A “big thinker” who does not operate in a silo, but can think about where a program or product line is heading or needs to go, while considering the technical aspects of how to get there
  • Experience and/or ability to update and maintain code developed in C++, MATLAB or Java
  • Familiarity with Anti-Tamper and Cybersecurity
  • Ability to understand XML and familiar with developing, annotating, and updating XML schemas
  • Familiar with UML 2.0
  • Top Secret clearance with SCI

Required Education (including major):
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline

Desired Education (including major):
  • Master’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)

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.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.


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.