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Raytheon Company | El Segundo, California
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Job Description:

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 fine 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 Electronics Principal Systems Engineer who has experience with the life cycle a space mission including system-level trades, requirements development & flow down, system interface development, system power budget management, performance assessment, integration & test, verification, and validation. The desired candidate would have knowledge in Electronics, Embedded Software/ Firmware, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), and Hyperspectral Imaging.

This position will interface with the Lead Systems Engineer, Chief Engineer and other stake holders to ensure program objectives are achieved. Successful candidates should expect to be immersed in a fast-paced, team-based, and challenging technical environment where an individual with talent and initiative can stand out and thrive.

Your vital contribution will help us to deliver excellence to our very demanding customers.

Required Skills:
  • 8+ years engineering experience
  • Experience defining and designing electronics for space applications
  • Experience working with multi-disciplined teams
  • Experience with verification, validation, and requirement sell-off
  • Experience defining technical budgets (i.e. Power budget)
  • Evidence of problem solving and time management skills
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Focal Plane Arrays
  • Experience Embedded Software/ Firmware
  • Knowledge of Hyperspectral payload design
  • Experience with Requirement Management using IBM Rational DOORs
  • Experience with Integration and Test of Space Hardware
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with SEIT tools such as STK, MATLAB, C++, and Python
  • Familiarity with Model Based System Engineering tools (such as IBM Rational, Magic Draw, or Vitec CORE) for developing architectures and functional analysis
  • Familiarity with Earth, target, and regional coverage; producing access reports and performing Monte Carlo analysis of constellations with sensor physics in the loop
  • Experience with mission operations and CONOPS
  • Ability to carry out design of spacecraft subsystems
  • Knowledge of space radiation environment and orbital debris environment
  • Knowledge of US Export/Import laws in regards to space technologies

Required Education:
Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) degree in Engineering, Physics, Math, or related discipline.
Desired Education:
Advanced degree in Engineering, Physics, Math, or related discipline.


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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