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Senior Principal System Assurance Engineer
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Raytheon Company | Woburn, MA
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Job Description

What’s YOUR Mission?
Here at Raytheon, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. We’re inspired by a noble mission that’s shared by Raytheon employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.

System Assurance is a new role within IDS Engineering Quality responsible for assuring products meet their specified requirements, are consistent, complete, and correct as warranted for the system and operational environment, and satisfy program, product line, business, customer, and mission needs. System Assurance reaches beyond Process Compliance, complements Systems Engineering, and enables Mission Assurance by proactively identifying and addressing areas where the adequacy of program plans, requirements, analyses, risk mitigation plans, certification/verification/validation/qualification approaches and process/product noncompliance have the potential to impact overall mission success. System Assurance Engineers leverage and interface with all other functions within Mission Assurance, as well as all Engineering Directorates.

This position will be to provide Systems Assurance support to the SSM-R program located in Woburn, MA. Engagements will concentrate on reviewing/approving and assessing risk on all Engineering work product and span all phases of the program.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Provide an independent view of mission requirements and confirm the voice of the customer is embedded in system requirements and properly decomposed down to component level
  • Independently verify the integrity of a design’s analyses and test plans to catch design defects early
  • Ensure requirements and designs are poised for produceability, testability, reusability, reliability, safety, and maintainability.
  • Contribute to Execution Readiness Assessments (ERAs), Independent Reviews (IRs) and Peer Reviews
  • Verify the integrity of the integration, verification, and validation planning, integration and test environments, and hardware/software configurations under test
  • Assure failures are reported in a timely manner, containment actions are taken, true root causes are identified, and corrective/preventative actions are implemented, including process and Design Guidance System (DGS) updates
  • Ensure comprehensive hand-offs between Internal Research & Development (IRAD) efforts and Receiving Program(s) / Product Line(s). Ensure correct configuration control over components residing with Product Lines that maintain maximum flexibility and usability for current and future programs
  • Provide an integrated perspective of programs’ technical risk that considers criticality, system safety, reliability, test evaluation criteria, and adverse trends
  • Ensure consistent results whether work is performed by Raytheon or a Supplier

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics or related field
  • 10+ years of Quality and/or Engineering experience, design and system level
  • Current Secret security clearance
  • Travel up to 25% of the time or as needed

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics or related field
  • Demonstrated Applied Critical Thinking Skills
  • Ability to Lead with Influence, experience with cross functional teams
  • Experience in multiple phases of the program / product life cycle
  • Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action expertise with demonstrated understanding of how defects from one Execution Organization (Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations) affect the others
  • Experience managing technical side of supplier execution
  • Ability to manage to a Mission, not just Requirements
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation & negotiation skills
  • Experience with managing, interpreting, and assuring customer needs
  • Willingness to pathfind and adapt to changing needs
  • Ability to prioritize work load in a multi-tasking, resource constrained work environment
  • Raytheon Six Sigma Principal Specialist or Expert
  • Mission Assurance Certification Level 4 or higher in Hardware, Software, System Assurance, or MA Lead Tracks

What We Offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, Raytheon offers a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits Raytheon offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Find out why Forbes ranks us among the top 500 of America’s Best Employers by visiting us online at www.raytheon.com.

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“Diversity is at the heart of all we do at Raytheon. We embrace diversity and diverse opinions; we treat people with dignity and respect to support our inclusive culture. This allows us to retain and attract the world-class talent and supplier base we need to develop the innovative solutions our global customers depend on. We view our diversity as a competitive advantage as a key enabler of our growth."
- Thomas A. Kennedy
Raytheon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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.


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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