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Job Description

***Great opportunity for current college students entering their Junior or Senior year by Fall 2020 or college graduate students (entering or currently enrolled) in a graduate program by Fall 2020 If you are not a current college or graduate student, please visit our other opportunities at and apply!***

As a Defense Contractor, there are specific programs requiring a certain level of Security Clearance and Special access for assigned staff. The selected candidate will be required to secure these accesses. Not being able to secure the Secret Security Clearance needed for this position may result in an offer of employment being rescinded. Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a Security Clearance.

Job Description:
The Systems Engineer provides the full range of systems design, analysis, integration, and test-related activities in support of National Space Systems programs. Our portfolio of sensor products span the entire electromagnetic spectrum – from visible, infrared, to radio frequency.

Activities include:
  • Development of system architectures, requirements, and concept of operations (CONOPS)
  • Development of test strategies, test equipment (design, procurement, integration, test, and operations), verification plans, and test procedures
  • Conducting test activities on hardware and software products, such as verification of functionality, performance, and environmental compatibility
  • Data analysis of hardware under test or in operation
  • Modeling and simulation of space missions, systems, subsystems, sensor physics and phenomenology
  • Providing technical input on program activities, budgets, and schedules
  • Communicating status, results and recovery plans to senior management
  • Working in a cross-functional team environment
  • Creating technical presentations to both internal and external customers
  • Contributing to systems engineering reviews and engineering analysis of space systems
  • Supporting new business development efforts through participation in proposal generation and customer outreach
For Multi-Level Intern Requisitions:
This position can be a Salary Grade of G04, G05 or NUG based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.
  • G04 (College Junior by Fall 2020) - must have completed 60 hours of college
  • G05 (College Senior by Fall 2020) - must have completed 90 hours of college
  • NUG (Post- Graduate-Masters-PhD by Fall 2020) - must have an Undergraduate Degree and currently enrolled or about to enroll in a Graduate Degree Program

Required Skills:
  • Must be a College Junior, Senior or Graduate student by Fall 2020
  • Experience in Matlab, Python, or related programming languages
  • Some experience in the engineering design and/or test of systems and associated test equipment
  • 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:
  • Active Secret or Top Secret Clearance
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (Please upload an unofficial transcript when applying)
  • Experience in space systems engineering functions
  • Knowledge of engineering test methods
  • Demonstrated desire to successfully pursue new challenges, improve and broaden technical skills, seek greater responsibilities, and increase individual value to the organization
  • Demonstrated interest in systems engineering processes, including requirements definition, design, test planning, test execution, data analysis, and operations support
Required Education (including major):
  • Currently pursuing a BS Degree from a 4-year University and entering as a College Junior or Senior by Fall 2020.
  • Must be working towards a Degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related field or equivalent technical discipline.
  • Must be appropriate grade level listed above.

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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