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Principal Network Systems Engineer
Raytheon Company | Sunnyvale, California
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Job Description

Raytheon’s Applied Signal Technology Division is seeking engineers who strive for excellence and have a passion to be part of a team that strengthens our nation and improves the security of our world.

With locations in Sunnyvale and Anaheim Hills, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, McLean, VA, and Annapolis Junction, MD, Raytheon AST provides trusted strategic and tactical SIGINT solutions that protect the interests of the U.S. and its partners. AST’s work in areas such as high-capacity broadband communications, signal processing and analysis, tactical SIGINT, and wireless communications continually challenges our extraordinary engineers to solve problems and make the world a safer place. AST’s work environment is dynamic, highly collaborative and provides engineers the freedom to strengthen and expand their skills, explore new and innovative ideas, and work directly with our nation’s finest service members all while embracing integrity, diversity and work-life balance. Raytheon offers generous reward and recognition programs in compensation, broad career development opportunities, excellent health care options, educational assistance, parental leave, flexible work schedules, every other Friday off (9/80 schedule), 401(k) with matching, paid holidays, and paid time off.

Whether you wish to live near and experience the California coast, the Maryland shores, our Nation’s capital, or Utah’s lakes and mountains, Raytheon AST encourages you to consider exploring the unique and rewarding opportunities our cutting edge technology team can offer.

Raytheon Applied Signal Technology (RAST) Broadband Communications Systems Division (BCS) seeks a Principal Network Systems Engineer who will be a member of a systems engineering team responsible for development, integration, test, and deployment of systems in the Optical Transport Network domain. This systems engineer will collaborate with customers, project leadership, and systems/software/hardware/FPGA engineers to develop, enhance, and maintain complex systems.

Required Skills:
  • 8+ years of experience in systems engineering, systems integration, or product development
  • Experience with Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies such as DWDM, OTN, SONET/SDH, or Carrier Ethernet at rates up to 100Gbps
  • Experience with the protocols used for the routing, switching, and multiplexing of voice, video, and data applications
  • Hands on experience in the development, integration, or deployment of software, hardware or FPGA-based components
  • Experience leading cross-discipline (e.g. software, hardware, and FPGA) engineering teams
  • Experience as an individual contributor and/or technical lead in the major phases of systems/product development life cycle
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Able to travel as needed to customer sites or other RAST offices (up to 10% of time)
  • U.S. Citizenship Status is required as this position needs an active TS/SCI U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with IP deep packet inspection, network management and performance monitoring, distributed system architectures
  • Strong presentation and collaboration skills, especially in working with senior leadership, and external customers
  • Experience writing system documentation (e.g. CONOPS, System Requirements, RVTMs, I&T plans, Acceptance Test Plans, test reports) required to develop, integrate, test and deliver systems to meet customer objectives
  • Proven track record of advocating and maintaining high engineering standards and quality throughout the life of a project

Required Education:
  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or other STEM (MS degree desired)

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.
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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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