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Raytheon Company | El Segundo, California
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Job Description

“Outside the box. Above the Earth. Beyond our wildest dreams. Our engineers are creating new possibilities in space.”

Are you amazed by the satellite views of cool places on Earth? Are you excited by the fire and fury of a rocket launching into space to examine distant galaxies? All of these capabilities are made possible by the products made by Raytheon. We invite you to consider joining us in developing the next generation of space-based imaging systems.

Perhaps your interests are in EO/IR optical or RF technology, sensor test, orbital mechanics, digital signal processing, space mission planning or any of the myriad of engineering disciplines that make space imaging a reality. Engineering and the sciences are the avenues we use to make innovative imaging products that protect our planet, explore our universe, and ensure our national security. If you have a clear passion for developing or testing new technologies, we would like to hear from you. Space imaging is a rapidly expanding field, and we seek your skills and imagination to grow in partnership with us.
We are the Raytheon Space Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) center. Our job is to ensure that from beginning to end, our products are properly engineered.

When a program begins, our Systems Engineers and Analysts define the product requirements based on the needs of the customer. Our Design Engineers then use their skills and creativity to design innovative solutions. Our Software Engineers create flawless applications that allow for autonomous operations in space. Our Integration Engineers assemble the elements of the product to create the most advanced imaging systems on the planet. Finally, our Test Engineers test the completed system in the most severe environmental conditions.

Systems Engineering, Integration and Test is a great place to become intimately involved in the hardware, software, and missions of space systems. We analyze product options using simulations and modeling to select the best designs. We engineer the technical requirements for our products, develop plans and procedures for testing, conduct tests, and analyze test data to ensure the systems will work as intended in the brutal environment of space. We also support the on-orbit operation of our sensors from control centers located around the world.

Often our products include advanced lenses, mirrors, focal plane arrays, antennas, motors, cooling systems, power supplies, processors, and loads of electronics and software. Our engineers develop a keen understanding of high tech space products, which is a fantastic gateway to career advancement in technical leadership or management.

When a rocket vaults our products into orbit, our teams gather at the launch site and cheer our work into space with a sense of well-deserved pride and accomplishment. Soon after, the images created by our engineers and scientists begin appearing on countless sites on the internet, and support critical national security objectives. Our contributions are real, and make an important difference in the world.

The type of work you can do in the Raytheon SEIT organization depends on your level of experience and interests:
  • Perform modeling and simulation of space systems missions and equipment
  • Develop architectures, requirements, test strategies, and verification plans
  • Provide overall technical definition of program activities, budgets, and schedules for complex sensor systems development, assembly, integration, and verification
  • Conduct test activities, such as verification of imaging performance, software, environmental compatibility
  • Communicate status, results and recovery plans to senior management and engineering teams
  • Lead system engineering reviews and engineering analysis of space systems
  • Support new business development efforts through participation in proposal generation

At Raytheon, we strongly believe in continuously developing the capabilities and skills of our staff. We understand that the most effective engineers and scientists comprehend more than just technical details, but are also well-grounded in the other critical facets of our business that keep us competitive and growing. Throughout your time at Raytheon, expect to be challenged to learn and engage in the management of programs, schedules, finances, people, and business development. Professional growth is a requirement at Raytheon, achieved by challenging each engineer to take on increasing levels of responsibility.

We are seeking engineers in the following locations:
- El Segundo, California
- Dulles, Virginia

Required Skills:
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in space systems engineering, analysis, and/or verification
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in systems engineering processes, including requirements definition, design, test planning, test execution, data analysis, and operations support
  • Multidisciplinary leadership experience in the engineering design and/or test of optical and/or RF systems and associated special test equipment
  • Experience in preparing and delivering briefings to management and customers
  • Capable of effectively working in a team environment, often under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated desire to successfully pursue new challenges, improve and broaden technical skills, seek greater responsibilities, and increase individual value to the organization
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active DoD Secret Security Clearance as of day one of employment
  • Ability to acquire a DoD TS/SSBI Security Clearance within one year of employment
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems

Desired Skills:
  • Engineering leadership experience with space imaging technology
  • Modeling and simulation of space systems
  • Experience in IV&V planning, test methodologies and test requirements development for space systems
  • Experience in environmental test methods
  • IPTL & EVMS experience
  • Ability to obtain a SSBI clearance

Required Education

Bachelor's of Science in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) Discipline

Desired Education:

MS in Engineering, Sciences, or Management



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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