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Aerospace & Aeronautics
Contracts Specialist
Raytheon Company | Tucson, Arizona
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Job Description

The Missile Systems Contracts Organization has an opportunity for Contracts professionals to handle U.S. Government, Foreign Military Sale (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) contracts for multiple programs.

The purpose of this hiring action is to place early development talent into key positions within the organization to rapidly develop a Contracts talent pool to address the projected expansion of Raytheon’s Missile Business portfolio.

Successful candidates will be exposed to a broad range of contractual situations, trained in U.S. Government contract management, and mentored to accelerate development, with the expectation the individual will be a fully functional Contracts professional within 12 – 18 months.

The successful candidates will be hired as a Contracts Specialists. Contracts Specialists will have some contractual responsibilities during their training period, and will progressively receive more challenging assignments.

Activities will support a diverse portfolio of programs, and include contracts for production, engineering, development and sustainment. These positions require close interaction with program, business, and technical personnel for proposal preparation and negotiation of new and follow-on requirements.

This exciting program offers an excellent opportunity for enhanced contractual expertise and growth.

Some travel will be required.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position may require the need to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance

A University Programs (College job) candidate is defined as a current college student in the process of graduating in the next 12 months, or as a recent graduate within the last 18 months.

Required Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a structured environment to demonstrate the ability to work effectively within the regulatory and statutory framework of U.S. Government contracts
  • Ability to comprehend complex regulatory guidance, and apply knowledge of U.S. Government acquisition processes and related regulations, e.g. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Ability to understand the financial aspects of contracts and other business arrangements; possess a strong foundational basis to support development of negotiation skills and an ability to develop a sound negotiation strategy
  • Effective communicator, both orally and in writing; strong analytical skills; strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand trade-offs, compromise alternatives, and mutually beneficial settlements
  • Demonstrated persuasiveness
  • Proven ability to work in and support teams in a fast-paced environment of collaboration, creativity and trust
  • Computer proficiency, experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and some knowledge of shared data bases
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance
Desired Skills:
  • Some prior experience customer engagements
Required Education (including Major):
Masters degree in Business, Management, Mathematics, Finance, Contracts, Legal Studies

This position requires the eligibility to obtain 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 employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Check us out at Raytheon Company Overview for more information about us!


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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