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Raytheon Company | Goleta, California
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Job Description

Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems - Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) department has immediate opportunities for Lead Systems Engineers (LSE) in Goleta, CA! We are rapidly growing our EWS portfolio and creating career growth opportunities to match. We can offer talented engineers a competitive compensation package that includes relocation assistance and sign-on bonus.

The LSE will be the technical interface with the program managers, suppliers, engineering team, and chief engineer while being held accountable to the Program Area Chief Engineer (PACE) and SEIT Department Manager. The LSE will have the responsibility to support various areas within a product line which include new business/proposals, program execution, productivity and people. The responsibilities for these areas include opportunities to: 1) work with Business Development and Capture Management to provide input into technical solutions and approaches, lead technical proposals, trade alternative system solutions, and help customers develop requirements, 2) lead multi-disciplined systems engineering teams to ensure the overall system design and architecture is balanced to meet the required performance within the project constraints (cost and schedule), 3) lead / participate in program reviews including IRs, gate reviews and program management review, and
4) encourage a diverse workforce by promoting diverse opinions and thought processes

The LSE will be responsible for the execution of all Systems Engineering tasks and work products on a program, assuring technical integrity and quality of the systems engineering work throughout the program lifecycle, across all IPTs, including system architects, system/subsystem designers, requirements and IVV, through compliance to engineering processes and procedures.

The LSE has ultimate responsibility for the quality of the resulting architecture, requirements, design, integration, and tests. The LSE is responsible for an integrated test strategy and the integration and verification of the system; assures technical integrity of the system throughout the program lifecycle, and compliance to engineering processes and procedures.

The LSE will be responsible for the generation and management of artifacts associated with a Technical Baseline which include Technical Performance Metrics (TPMs) / Key Performance Parameters (KPPs), Operational Views, Architectures, Compliance Matrices, System Specifications, Interface Requirements Specifications and System Designs. #OwnTheSpectrum

EWS at Raytheon:

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in one or more areas of the system development lifecycle, from system requirements and system design through integration and test utilizing the Integrated Product Development System (IPDS)
  • Strong engineering analytical and technical writing skills, excellent verbal communication skills with ability to present test data and explain results to management & customers.
  • Systems Engineering experience with Electronic Support, Electronic Attack and/or Electronic Warfare systems
  • Prior leadership experience and communication skills for engagement with program management, technical team members and customers and/or subcontractors
  • System & Product application and use cases along with Requirements Development & Management
  • Demonstrated strong judgment, negotiation skills and decision making abilities
  • Occasional business travel is required
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with Active (or active within past 24 months) DoD Secret Clearance

Join our EWS Talent Community:

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with process improvement (e.g. CMMI and R6S); experience building strong relationships and effectively partnering with internal resources; customer focused
  • Familiarity with Earned Value Management along with Project, Risk and Supplier Management
  • Able to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Ability to foster new technologies and business growth


Required Education: Bachelors degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) 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.
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.


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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