Sr Principal Systems Engr - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

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Raytheon is looking for a lead systems engineer with insatiable curiosity to join a high-performing team of Systems Engineers, software developers and scientists to address critical national security challenges. The successful candidate will have a knack for taking groundbreaking science and identifying pragmatic approaches to applying it to intelligence gaps.

The candidate will perform systems integration tasks for a collection of advanced research efforts in an Agile development environment. The successful candidate must be adaptable and comfortable working side by side with the customer and SETA to develop the system level CONOPs and be able to integrate solutions from multiple contractors into the architecture.
This is a non-traditional systems engineering role. Tasks will vary from sprint to sprint and include technology research, component design, performance analysis and experiment or exercise design.

This position requires the ability to quickly gain a broad range of technical knowledge of the system, communicate effectively with both the customer, other company teams, and the factory development team, and work in a dynamic environment as a member of a small team. The candidate performs a wide variety of tasks in coordination with other systems engineers on a diverse, multi-contractor team and will also coordinate with users and customer representatives. This work will be performed in a dynamic R&D environment demanding rapid response and flexibility.

This position requires an active TS/SCI SSBI clearance w/CI poly.

Validated TSSCI clearances are eligible for sign on bonus amounts up to $40,000.

This work will be based in Chantilly, VA.

Required Skills:

  • 10+ years of experience in Systems Engineering or other engineering roles
  • Experience with the intelligence community
  • Ability to provide systems engineering and integrator support
  • Ability to analyze system and software requirement and objectives
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic R&D environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Experience with Agile development processes
  • Demonstrated self-starter – proactive in determining goals and objectives and pursuing the necessary course of action
  • Strong communication skills to enable effective bridging of programmatic and technical domains
  • Understand operational needs and ability to translate them into system CONOPS and design

Desired Skills:
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with the GEOINT and/or SIGINT customer
  • Strong in math and analytical skills
  • Experience working in the modeling and simulation environment
  • Experience with DevOps

Education Requirements:
  • BS in Systems Engineering, Management Information Systems, Science, Mathematics, or equivalent STEM education and 10+ years of related professional experience

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.

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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.