Principal Secure Processing Solutions Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Do you want to protect our nation’s weapon systems against the cyber threat?

Would you consider yourself a “non-standard thinker” fascinated by systems and cyber security?

Do you like to design solutions to complex problems?

Are other people inspired to perform better when they work with you?

If your answers are yes, and you are considered a leader with keen knowledge in your engineering discipline, then Raytheon Missile Systems may have an excellent career opportunity for you in our Tucson, Arizona facility.We are searching for several Principal Secure Processor Solutions Systems Engineers to join a growing team.Raytheon is the world's largest developer, producer and integrator of weapon systems. Military forces in more than 50 countries look to us for a high-quality product portfolio that includes missiles, smart munitions, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles and directed energy weapons. RMS is helping to shape the future of innovative weapon system solutions in response to our customer’s most urgent needs and we are looking for you!

Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is looking for highly motivated systems engineers interested in developing Secure Processing Solutions (SPS) to protect the US war fighter’s technology advantage.Secure Processing Solutions Systems Engineering creates security solutions leveraging embedded Cyber, Software Assurance, and Supply Chain Risk Management to support Program Protection Implementation on embedded weapon systems.

The Principal Engineer for Secure Processing Solutionsprovides technical leadership for the design, development, qualification, integration and fielding of security solutions used in military applications.The position requires a highly motivated and innovative individual with a proven track record in developing embedded Cyber systems solutions to meet customer requirements, working in conjunction with new business development personnel and suppliers.Customers include USAF, USA, USN, USMC, MDA, and other USG acquisition agencies.

This senior technical engineer will assess multiple candidate security solutions for “best fit” with customer requirements, establish detailed systems requirements and allocate those requirements to sub-systems and engage with all engineering disciplines to determine compliance to the requirements during system development and qualification.The individual is responsible for leading the Systems and Systems Security Engineering during the conceptual, development, integration, test, and qualification of the cyber solutions. Furthermore, the individual will develop and implement strategy to grow business in key areas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead implementation of embedded cyber solutions into Raytheon Missile Systems products
  • Interact with customers to define embedded Cyber Systems requirements, solutions, trades, costs, implementation, system impacts, and effectiveness
  • Provide leadership for developing plans and estimates, task execution, project tracking, reporting, and risk identification and mitigation plans. Keep senior management informed on major accomplishments, issues and concerns
  • Pursuit and capture of new business initiatives in the SPS area
  • Educate Raytheon and customers alike in SPS products and capabilities
  • Plan and support implementation of SPS products in customer systems
  • Consult and assist program management with SPS architectures and issues
  • Develop top-level system requirements, and flow down requirements and implementation concepts to subsystems

Required Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Computer Science, Engineering Science, or Robotics with eight (8) years of experience in the fields of computer technology reverse engineering systems security, or Cyber (or MS and six (6) years of experience or PhD with four (4) years of experience).Desired: ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
  • Knowledge and experience in processor architectures, FPGAs and ASIC design
  • Extensive experience in design, development and fielding of secure systems for military applications: “relevant experience” is knowledge of a broad array of program protection concepts, reverse engineering tools and techniques, failure analysis, and cryptography. Detailed understanding of and experience in engineering security solutions for Government customers.
  • Leadership in the implementation and business growth of SSE implementation with technical management experience overseeing technology throughout the entire life cycle
  • Experience in solutions meeting the most robust SSE systems security requirements
  • Extensive experience leading, advising, and educating DoD customers on SSE issues
  • Demonstration of an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness

Must have an active Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret. Additional clearances may also be required from the DoD.

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Business Administration, and/or Robotics.Desired: ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
  • Experience in trusted design and fabrication flows
  • Experience in processor architectures, FPGAs and ASIC design, development, integration and test
  • Experience in hardware and/or software development of embedded, real-time systems
  • DoD Top Secret clearance with current SSBI within last 5 years
  • Cyber Certifications in accordance with DoDD 8570 such as CISSP, GSLC, CEH
  • Program management experience with SSE
  • Broad understanding of technology and working knowledge of DODI-S-5230.28
  • Aircraft/weapons integration experience
  • Strategic planning & Proposal Writing skills
  • Exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact positively with coworkers, suppliers, management, and customers in a team environment
  • Group management skills, leadership skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to develop and present comprehensive technical briefings
  • Experience contributing in a team environment for the purpose of developing creative solutions to technical problems

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This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.