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Principal Systems Engineer
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Raytheon Company | Dulles, VA
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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.

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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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