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Sr Systems Engineer II
Raytheon Company | El Segundo, California
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Job Description

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) is the provider of AESA Systems which provide the war fighter with the most accurate and timely information available for the network-centric battlefield. The Systems Engineering Integration and Test Center (SEIT) engineering organization is seeking engineering leaders committed and passionate about creating innovative and cost-effective solutions for the warfighter. Seeking Sr. Systems Engineer as a member of the RF Systems Department to be a key contributor within the Open Architecture Systems section.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing system requirements, decomposing requirements to software subsystems, and defining testing criteria of the requirements at the hardware, software, and system level
  • Developing novel solutions for testing and verification of tactical and/or strategic radar system requirements.
  • Design, develop, test and verify physics and effects based kinematic and RF models and simulations.
  • Working with the Mode Development team to develop predictive models of mode performance in flight test
  • Analyzing flight test data and validating predicted results
  • Interfacing with senior-level leaders, external customers, end users & analysts.

This highly dynamic environment requires both speed and efficiency in addition to maintaining product quality, functionality and traceability. Applicants are expected to be self-motivated, detail oriented and a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and individual contributors on the program team through strong written and verbal communication skills.

The Systems Engineer will frequently work with a diverse group of software engineers, systems engineers and RF subject matter experts and must be comfortable either working independently or as part of an integrated development team. Under the oversight of SEIT Integrated Product Team (IPT) leadership and functional management, applicants will have the opportunity to lead small groups in development, integration testing and requirements verification.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Drive execution with a heavy emphasis on the system lifecycle: requirements, design, development, test
  • Innovate and improve the design and/or build to maximize customer satisfaction
  • Analyze and evaluate trades
  • Resolve technical issues
  • Support system design and development activities
  • Write and manage system, hardware, and software requirements with traceability to customer specifications
  • Develop test plans which trace to requirements
  • Experience writing and managing requirements using DOORS
  • Create deliverable documentation conforming to company engineering standards and contract requirements
  • Work with other specialty engineering teams, including whole life engineering and security systems engineering
  • Ensure that cost and schedule commitments are being met
  • Work proactively to complete tasks with limited oversight and direction

Required Experience, Knowledge, and/or Skills:

  • 6 years systems engineering experience with B.S., or 4 years with MS; past experience must include successful experience in leading requirements and design (“front end”) as well as integration and test (“back end”)
  • Depth in one or more engineering disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering
  • Expertise in one or more areas: Radars, Antennas, Testing, Agile Development, etc.
  • Experience writing system and software requirements
  • Experience writing test plans and procedures
  • Proven experience generating organized work products that resulted in improved execution efficiency
  • Proven ability to work productively with minimal supervision
  • Clearance required day 1 AND role requires access to US only data
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Experience, Knowledge, and/or Skills:

  • Experience using Rational Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) software for
  • Experience in understanding Software Requirements (C++ knowledge desired)
  • Experience with financial management, such as a past role as an Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead or Cost Account Manager (CAM)
  • Current certification in Earned Value Management (EVM) (Internal to Raytheon)
  • Ability to represent the company to customers in a highly professional manner through email, teleconferences, and in-person presentations
  • Active SAP/SCI clearances or ability to obtain such clearances

Required Education:

  • B.S. Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related discipline

Desired Education:

  • M.S. in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related discipline

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons


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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