Classified Cloud Operations Lead - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Job Description:
Raytheon currently has an exciting IT position available that supports the Raytheon mission of making the world a safer place. We are seeking a Classified Cloud Operations Lead that will be responsible for maintaining the overall health of a national, classified data center, transforming our data center IT services into cloud or cloud-like services, and collaborating with functional areas including Engineering, Security, Networks, and representatives from other businesses within Raytheon.

Benefits of the Classified Cloud Operations Lead include (but are not limited to) a flexible 9/80 schedule, training, career growth opportunities increased compensation via merit and equity adjustments, annual profit-sharing bonus of 3-4% base salary, 401k with matching, Retirement Savings Plan akin to a pension, education reimbursement, flex and remote work options, PTO structure that grows over time including paid holiday shutdown at the end of December, and a work site minutes from the LA Metro, the beach, and LAX International Airport.

Key Responsibilities:
The candidate’s roles and responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain data center and cloud expertise
  • Research, deploy, and support private cloud technologies and ‘as-a-service’ capabilities
  • Apply automation capabilities to streamline and secure technical processes
  • Develop solutions to complex technical problems, which may impact multiple work areas
  • Drive technical projects & implementations from beginning-to-end to improve data center services
  • Provide support and guidance on technologies such as Active Directory, Group Policy, SAN, DNS, DHCP, backups, DR, e-mail, virtualization (application, desktop and server)
  • Ensure security compliance, including maintaining strict access control and overseeing the deployment of entire suite of security products
  • Plan for capacity, performance, and service availability of all servers and storage
  • Ensure data compliance, including overseeing backups, data location, and data retention policies
  • Apply best practices to all aspects of the data center, from physical facilities to operating system configuration
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to 1st and 2nd level system administrators
  • Develop relationships and be a sphere of influence across functional areas, businesses, and vendors
  • Provide guidance, planning, and initiative on efforts to improve the data center and cloud services
  • Ensure smooth operations of systems and the general health of the data center environment, including performing routine physical inspections and log and dashboard reviews
  • Create and maintain technical and detailed design documentation

  • U.S. Citizenship status
  • Proven understanding of data center and cloud concepts and technologies
  • Ability to effectively provide direction for a multi-disciplined IT team
  • Minimum of 6 years experience with the following:
    • Windows Server operating systems (2008, 2012, 2016)
    • Active Directory and Group Policy in a multi-domain, multi-site environment
    • Network and infrastructure services such as domain controllers, global catalogs, DNS, and DHCP
    • Infrastructure backup, restore, disaster recovery and business continuity
    • Infrastructure security (e.g. Antivirus, patching)
    • VMware vSphere and vCenter
    • Systems Monitoring
    • Storage technologies such as SAN and NAS, Fiber
  • Effective written and interpersonal communication
  • Proven technical, professional, and business knowledge
  • Critical thinking – ability to solve technical problems independently and in collaborative teams
  • Effective written and interpersonal communication

Desired experience in the following:
  • Cloud-based solutions (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS)
  • Cloud concepts and approaches (Private, public, hybrid, etc.)
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Linux operating systems
  • HP hardware (workstations, servers & storage)
  • CompTIA Security+ certification
  • ITIL Foundation and/or Service Operations certifications
  • Microsoft, cloud, and/or other industry standard certifications

Required Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and 6 years of relevant experience

or in lieu of a Bachelor's degree in a STEM related discipline, a minimum of 14 years of relevant experience

By any measure, Raytheon is an exciting and rewarding place to work. We pride ourselves on developing world-class talent in an inclusive atmosphere. We have also been recognized for several prestigious awards including Fortune 500, Fortune’s Global 500, ComputerWorld’s “100 Best Places to Work in IT 2017,” and Human Rights Campaign 2017 “Best Place to Work” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

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. 130925

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.