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Sr. In-service Shipboard Systems Engineer
Raytheon Company | San Diego, California
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Job Description

Raytheon's Whole Life Engineering Directorate (WLED) is made up of several disciplines whose main objective is to influence hardware and systems early in their life cycle to assure effective operation, reliability, maintainability and economical ownership by the customer and end user.

The Sr. In-service Shipboard Systems Engineer will have the knowledge and skill sets necessary to support the LPD 17 Class Program in executing the Life-Cycle Engineering and Support (LCE&S) Contract activities on all LPD in-service ships. The ideal candidate will have the technical knowledge and experience to support in-port and underway events onboard the LPD17 Class ships including system support, troubleshooting, installation, and crew training for Raytheon ship systems as required. These LPD17 Class In-service ships are currently home-ported in San Diego, CA; Norfolk, VA; Mayport. FL; and Sasabo, Japan; additional future home-ports are possible.

Travel up to 50% of the time in support of the Navy’s directed Ship’s Availabilities and emergent support requests. Assignments may include Ship Trials, Ship Sail Away, and Sea Trials - for durations up to a month on rare occasions

The Sr. In-service System Engineer will be responsible for supporting the following:

  • Support in-port and underway events onboard the LPD17 Class ships including system support, troubleshooting, installation, and crew training for Shipboard Wide Area Network and related Information Assurance and cyber security initiatives for the information systems networks, Magnetic Signature Control System, Navigation Data Distribution System, Computer Information Display System, Integrated Voice Networks, and other systems as required.
  • Ability to work with Ship’s Force at all levels in order to provide distant support/troubleshooting of hardware and software for the various Raytheon system
  • Support various trials onboard LPD17 class ships (ie. Acceptance Trials, Final Contract Trials, INSURV, etc.)
  • Update Responsible Engineering Authority Library documents and presentations for all LPD17 systems
  • Support the development of Troubleshooting Guides
  • Develop and/or review ship installation documents and Engineering Drawings
  • Support task leads and other staff related tasks, and interface with the Raytheon Systems Engineering support team in San Diego in laboratory development and testing of system equipment and system upgrades.
  • Provide information and data to Raytheon’s Program Management and Engineering personnel concerning emergent ship needs
  • Support the generation of Technical Instruction documents to be submitted for Government approval and funding
  • Assist the Integrated Planning Yard team, Port Engineering, Regional Maintenance Coordinator and Navy Type Command in responding to requests for ISE material, technical assistance, Casualty Report responses, resource planning, and task execution
  • Assist in hardware tracking and hardware database maintenance; support ship’s 2-Kilo process and CASREP analysis

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only US Citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Required Skills:
  • 4+ years’ experience working in any of the following areas: shipboard networking communications, navigation, command and control and/or integrated electronic control systems
  • Experience with electronic navigation and/or network communication systems
  • Experience with hardware/software installations and troubleshooting – in a shipyard and/or shipboard environment or similar environments
  • US Citizenship is required

Desired Skills:

  • Currently holds Secret clearance, or able to obtain an interim clearance.
  • Knowledge of integrated communications networks, including working knowledge of network servers, switches and Internet Protocols (IPs)
  • Working knowledge of Information Assurance (IA), and of recent advancements in cyber security
  • Familiarity with fundamental concepts of core Whole Life Engineering and Life Cycle Sustainment disciplines
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in work prioritization in a dynamic environment
  • Experience in working aboard Navy ships both in-port and underway to accomplish shipboard testing and troubleshooting of various interconnecting systems
  • Experience in the design/development and/or testing of electronic systems
  • Experience in work-planning and tasking to established budgets and schedules
  • Knowledge of Raytheon’s LPD 17 Class integrated shipboard electronic systems (MSCS, SWAN, ECS, SCS, IVDS, CIDS, SPS-73, IVN, & NDDS)
  • Familiarity with the SHIPMAIN maintenance and modernization process.
  • Familiarity with logistics support products
  • Familiarity with the Raytheon Ship’s Self Defense System (SSDS)
  • Working knowledge of activities of a Regional Maintenance Center, and other Navy waterfront resources
  • Working knowledge of planning yard maintenance and modernization documentation
  • Relevant knowledge and understanding of the duties of Ship’s Force officers
  • Technical team leadership experience in a cross functional team
  • Familiarity with the principles of Systems Engineering and Systems Integration to the extent of proposing engineering upgrades in response to technical systemic problems, component obsolescence and/or the emergence of new and superior technologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and make presentations to Industry and Navy staff members
  • Working knowledge of Integrated Voice Networks (IVN)

Required Education:
BS degree in a STEM discipline

This job is posted internally as: Sr. Systems Engineer I

At Raytheon, we innovate to create solutions and solve complex challenges across all domains: from land and sea to air, space, and cyberspace. In doing so, we embrace the talent, expertise and perspectives of our diverse workforce, each bringing their skills, ideas and dedication to the work we do. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers, industry partners and our teammates, making a positive impact not only to our business, but also in our communities where we live and work. Our constant innovation is made possible by a strong culture, investing in our people, and an unwavering vision that’s shared by Raytheon employees across the globe – a vision of one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place.

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 parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

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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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