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Principal Systems Engineer Raytheon
Dulles, VA

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How do you protect against those with bad intentions? You create innovative technical processing solutions and collaborate with some of the finest talent in the IT field. Whether you're an Information Systems Technologist or an Encryption Strategy Expert, at Raytheon you'll grow a varied and rewarding career. And you'll be supported with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that promotes work/life balance. If you're ready to take on today's big challenges, discover a world of opportunity at Raytheon.

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Job Description

Raytheon is seeking a motivated Principal Systems Engineer to lead a systems engineering team in incremental design, development and test of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) ground control systems and Anti-Drone defense systems. The role involves managing the NCCS SE team and providing technical guidance for the development of requirements, architecture, COTS selection, design products, integration, verification & validation and selloff of system of systems. The candidate should be knowledgeable of the Systems Engineering life-cycle, cost and schedule management through Earned Value Management (EVMS) techniques and work collaboratively with other engineering discipline leads through all phases of development, test and delivery.

Responsibilities will include:

* Manages Systems Engineering team's technical scope and execution for all SE phases including design, integration, testing, and delivery support
* Apply clear communication, analytic and problem-solving skills to identify, communicate and resolve issues.
* Create and deliver customer briefings for Systems Engineering Technical Reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, etc)
* Performs EVMS including metrics, cost and schedule variances and program reviews
* Leads development and analysis of requirements & traceability using tools like DOORS
* Leads Integration of system of systems composed of Components off the Shelf (COTS) and custom software
* Leads test program for requirements verification and selloff
* Performs complex system engineering analyses including trade studies
* Bid Systems Engineering work scope on proposals for new business in the same domain
* Contributes to a team of systems engineers in accomplishment of engineering tasks in an iterative development environment.
* Performs complex system engineering analyses including trade studies
* Attends technical interchange meetings with team members and multiple disciplines.
* Provides status on assigned tasks.

Required Skills:

* Minimum of 8 years systems engineering experience;
* Experience with leading teams and performing EVM
* Solid understanding in Systems Engineering, concept of System of Systems and SE Life-Cycle;
* Development of SE management and test plans
* Experience in leading integrating and verifying of systems
* Experience with a requirements management process
* Must exhibit good time management skills and self-motivation; focus on customer service.
* Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and sound problem solving skills.
* Ability to work with the other technical leads to administer and support the overall program.
* Proficiency with MS Office Applications
* Ability to attain DoD Secret Clearance

Desired Skills:

* Experience in leading and managing system level requirements
* Experience with ISR tactical sensors (Radar, Active and Passive RF, EO/IR, SIGINT)
* Leadership-Role in UAV or Aviation domain knowledge
* Experience in leading automated test development & execution
* Leadership experience supporting DoD contracts
* Proposal leadership experience
* Effective written and verbal communication, customer focus, collaboration, and multitasking skills
* Active Secret Clearance

Education Requirements:

* 8 years experience. Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related STEM discipline;
* Master's degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, or related STEM field preferred.


Business Unit Profile

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services delivers innovative technology to make the world a safer place. Our expertise in cyber, analytics and automation allow us to reach beyond what others think is possible to underpin national security and give our global customers unique solutions to solve the most pressing modern challenges -- from the cyber domain to automated operations, and from intelligent transportation and training solutions to creating clear insight from large volumes of data. IIS operates at nearly 550 sites in 80 countries, and is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia. The business area generated $6.2 billion in 2018 revenues. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business.

Relocation Eligible


Clearance Type



Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Computer/Management Information Systems

Configuration Management

Data Science

Systems Engineering


Test Engineering

Type Of Job

Full Time

Work Location

VA - Dulles

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.

About Raytheon

Raytheon is a global company that specializes in defense and other government markets.

10001 employees

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