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Job Description

Raytheon IIS is driving a transformation in its Business Development and Engineering organizations with the goal to increase intimacy throughout the customer lifecycle including Agile DevOps and rapid prototyping. The Engineering organization believes Solutions Architects will play a pivotal role in this transformation based on 3 essential market factors. First, Solutions Architects are a critical factor in enabling government contractors to synchronize the pace of technology development across a broad spectrum of customers, some who are comfortable with a longer, more deliberate procurement pace while others are anxious to rapidly advance procurement processes and outcomes. Second, Raytheon is looking to adapt a quicker pace of technology development to meet or exceed the increased pace that the government is adopting based on the influx of commercial organizations and commercial technology development models. Finally, the changing demographics of the emerging engineering workforce dictates that government contractors need to evaluate models and strategies that account for the greater variability and mobility of Solutions Architects and other key members of the Engineering team.

Location: Dulles, VA or other major IIS sites (e.g., Aurora, CO; Richardson, TX; Indianapolis, IN)

Position Responsibilities

Based on these driving forces, Raytheon IIS is looking for Solutions Architects that have a blend of traditional and transformational attributes. In addition to the core responsibilities of current IIS Solutions Engineers, the transformative Senior Solutions Architect would also have a mix of the following attributes:
  • Ability to combine technical expertise with strong customer communication skills
  • Experience in functions beyond hardware, software and systems engineering (e.g., capture management, BD, etc.)
  • Diverse experience across government customers
  • Consultative background with the ability to listen to, and diagnose, customer pain points
  • Domain experience in core IIS technology areas
  • Creativity and entrepreneurial philosophy in implementing new solutions that leverage, and expand upon, IIS traditional offerings
  • Problem-solving skills combined with cost-sensitivity
  • Passion for unique solutions and the ability to influence, and obtain buy-in for, the solutions internally
  • Ability to work across large engineering organizations within a traditional government contracting environment while balancing transformation with risk management
Target Abilities and Experience (combination of traditional role and transformational role)
  • 12+ years of applicable experience developing technical solutions for large complex IT systems, demonstrating a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness
  • Strong background in architecting and designing solutions, and systems integration for proposals and enterprise program delivery for US Government customers
  • Strong technical background with ability to continually evaluate the needs of new and emerging technologies within Sub-Mission Areas (SMAs), markets and accounts (US Government and International) and drive the appropriate technical solution response, in collaboration with other functions
  • Proven experience in collaborating with customers and developing technology roadmaps to solve critical pain points
  • Ability to contribute to identification, development, and assessment of cross-MA business opportunities with key accounts
  • Proven presentation and communication (written and oral) skills; able to communicate complex concepts to a diverse audience of senior business leaders and customers
  • Experience with industry standard technology frameworks and methods
  • Ability to assist in strategic planning of new technologies and opportunity pipeline
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and communicate a business case for technology investment to senior management and executive audiences
  • Working knowledge of industry best practices in IT
  • Proven success working within a large multi-disciplined, matrixed team and performing as project technical lead
  • Proven experience in mentoring junior engineers in developing customer-facing skills
  • Willingness and ability to quickly expand technical skills, capabilities, and understanding and apply to solution development
  • Ability to obtain required clearance level for position

Desired Skills and Experiences
  • Master’s degree is preferred
  • Domain experience in key IIS technologies (e.g., cybersecurity, analytics, ISR, cloud applications, etc.)
  • Knowledge of AI or ML systems a plus
  • Diverse Operating Systems (Microsoft Windows, Linux, RHEL, etc.)
  • Agile Software Development practices
  • DevOps (including Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery)
  • Networking
  • IT Security (from design and implementation, through assessment and authorization)


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent experience

This position requires a U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 135819BR 135819

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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