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Principal Systems Engineer
Raytheon Company | Indianapolis, Indiana
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Would you like to work in a collaborative environment at an amazing facility in Indianapolis?

Then join our Raytheon team of smart people solving problems that make the world a safer place and help to secure our great nation! Come support those who provide us with all the freedoms we enjoy. Our facility in Indianapolis, IN offers amenities that create work and life balance. The Indianapolis site is a 973,000 square foot modernized facility that actually began building bombsights during WWII. On site, we have a cafeteria plus a fun space with a pool table, foosball ,and ping-pong. Additionally, employee appreciation lunches, bonus opportunities, as well as great benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401K match, and flexible work schedules, are some of the many reasons people come to work at Raytheon!

We are a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. Our latest company video is about our people, our technology, our vision, and the values we hold dear at Raytheon. Click here to view:

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) is currently seeking a Principal Systems Engineer in support of several Systems Engineering programs and efforts. This position involves working in a team environment with responsibilities in all phases of Systems Engineering development including concept development, requirements, functional analysis, design reviews, implementation, test, verification and validation. The Principal Systems Engineer must leverage multiple skill sets in areas such as Defense Avionics, Missile Systems, Radar and RF applications, Structures, embedded computing and networking.

US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Level Security Clearance; active Secret Security Clearance a plus.

Responsibilities and scope include:
  • Perform systems engineering activities which may include CONOPs development, requirements development and management, systems architecture, system design, interface definition and control, integration and test to include test planning and procedure development in support of assigned programs
  • Provide leadership and guidance to systems engineering teams in the performance of systems engineering activities
  • Work directly with customers and represent the engineering technical viewpoint
  • Develop, maintain and ensure compliance for system and subsystem requirements
  • Provide leadership and guidance to a cross-functional team throughout the lifecycle of a development program
  • Prepare for and lead both internal and customer design reviews
  • Work with external industry and government stakeholders in the resolution of engineering systems issues
  • Communicate effectively with the cross-functional engineering team and with engineering and program management
  • Perform responsibilities under only general direction

Required Skills:
  • Minimum of 8+ years in systems, software, or hardware engineering, providing demonstrable technical expertise & value to programs, commensurate with current grade and role
  • Leadership experience involving responsibility for technical, financial, and/or personnel resources
  • Experience briefing effectively to all levels of the organization, from peers to senior management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience operating within an organization governed by company policies & procedures
  • Experience on teams who design, develop, integrate, and field systems
  • Experience developing technical baselines (requirements/architecture); leading development teams; and developing and reviewing Engineering Change Requests.
  • Experience applying technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques to solve problems.
  • Experience leading technical Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) and/or Trade Studies, performing Risk and Opportunity analyses, and tracking and mitigating risks.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience in development, integration, and test of large scale complex systems
  • Experience managing programs via program metrics: development, financial, performance
  • Experience in capture management: creating/reviewing RFPs, SOWs, BOEs, tech volumes, proposals
  • Experience ensuring program progress via formal risk & opportunity management
  • Training/certification and experience performing formal Control Account Management (CAM)
  • Experience using DOORS, Rhapsody, MagicDraw, or other requirements management and system architecture tools
  • Experience mentoring engineers of all grade levels
  • Familiarity with Raytheon company policies & procedures
  • Active Secret clearance

Education Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or related STEM degree with 8+ year of relevant experience - OR
  • Masters / PhD in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or related STEM degree with 6+ year of relevant experience

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 148883

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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