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***Great opportunity for current graduate students or recent graduates of a graduate program. If you are not a current student or a recent graduate, please visit our other opportunities at www.raytheon.com/careers and apply!***

Job Description:
Would you like to join new space? Are you a rock star engineer? Do you have the leadership genes? Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems is the right place for you. We are the leading group for the creation of advanced sensing systems for space exploration, national security, and civil space. You might have seen on the web many beautiful images of the Earth, down to exquisite detail, and you might have been amazed by the discoveries coming back from deep space missions. Behind many of those amazing results are the technologies and innovations created by the engineers at Raytheon. We are looking for the next generation of leaders who will shape the future of space exploration, human spaceflight, and national defense. We are looking for you.

We are looking for an early career space mission engineer who will support the proposal, design and development of space missions including helping to establish teaming relationships with other companies, supporting capture strategies, defining mission concepts and requirements, performing spacecraft and orbital trades, supporting payload design and integration, and supporting on-orbit operations. We are looking for very talented systems engineers who will perform mission analysis, performance assessment, simulations, and mission modeling, especially with experience using AGI’s STK tool to support our proposals, studies, internal research and development, and work for our customers.

As an early career systems engineer, you will be immersed in a very vibrant environment, where you will have constant opportunities to demonstrate your talent and skills, and you will help increase our competitive advantage and innovation breakthroughs. You will also have immediate opportunities to grow into roles with greater scope and responsibility. Whether you are helping to design a state of the art imaging system or you are developing a constellation of Earth orbiting remote sensing satellites, your passion and creativity will be valued and will be an integral part of our ongoing success. We need your innovative spirit and your technical strength. Join our team of competitive professionals and world experts, and let your talent shine as you invent the future with us.

Required Skills:

  • 2+ years of engineering experience
  • Demonstrated problem solving, organization, coordination, and planning skills
  • Experience working with multi-disciplined teams
  • Experience performing modeling, simulations and analysis
  • Experience in numerical modeling and simulation using systems engineering tools like STK, HPOP, Matlab, C++, or Python
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Familiarity with the elements of a space mission
  • Familiarity with preliminary mission design and development of operational concepts
  • Familiarity with writing government or commercial proposals
  • Ability to work independently, determine and develop solutions
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to access to US only data systems
  • This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience developing a conceptual mission architecture
  • Experience with orbit selection and design and ability to conduct orbit trade-offs
  • Experience quantifying mission utility and analyzing figures of merit
  • Experience with mission geometry, relative satellite motion, and analyzing viewing and lighting conditions
  • Experience analyzing Earth, target, and regional coverage
  • Experience with targeting, ground station pass analysis, constellation design, stationkeeping analysis, or collision avoidance
  • Leadership skills to develop competitive proposals for Government, commercial, and international customers
  • Experience in Model Based system Engineering tools (such as IBM Rational or Vitec CORE) for developing architectures and functional analysis.
  • Experience modeling different types of spacecraft propulsion (e.g., chemical or electric/low thrust)
  • Experience defining technical budgets (Delta V budget, Link budget, Mass budget, Power budget, Propellant budget, Payload budget) and Orbit Cost Function
  • Experience with spacecraft bus design and ability to carry out first order design of spacecraft subsystems
  • Experience with small satellite design
  • Familiarity with the Responsive Space concept and methods for reducing space mission cost, and familiarity with space mission cost models including USCM8, SSCM, NICM, and COCOMO 81
  • Experience with mission operations and CONOPS
  • Experience with EO/IR payload design
  • Familiarity with business development
  • Knowledge of US Export/Import law in regards to space technologies
  • Prior internships at major aerospace companies
  • Current TS/SCI clearance or ability to obtain one is desired

Required Education: Must have a MS / MA with a major in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or other related field by Summer 2019 or have graduated within 18 months prior to start date

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.
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.


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 Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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