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Raytheon Company | Goleta, California
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Job Description

Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems - Electronic Warfare Electronic Protect (EWS-EP) Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) department has an immediate opportunity for a Lead Systems Engineer (LSE). 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. We're looking for that individual who exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness.

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The LSE will utilize wide-ranging knowledge of RADAR and EW technologies to work within the company and the customer community; this role supports of the execution of programs within the Advanced Concepts and Technology (ACT) mission area. The LSE will be responsible for all Systems Engineering tasks and work products on a program, assuring technical integrity throughout the program lifecycle and across all IPTs.

Become a part of a growing department with 100+ engineers supporting multiple mission areas across 5 national locations. Continue to advance in your career with our established career roadmap where you can function as a key individual contributor or technical lead of one of our products. With over 50 active programs, there are multiple opportunities for hands-on integration and test of our products, design and development of subsystem architectures and algorithm development of EW capabilities in signal identification and technique generation. We offer Relocation Assistance and Sign-On Bonus.

Join our EWS Talent Community:

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 10 years related system engineering experience in EW or Radar programs including prior leadership experience
  • Experience in the design, performance, and operational utility of Radar and EW systems
  • Experience in EW/RF/Microwave Systems design and development
  • Strong knowledge of RF/Microwave principles and system and subsystem-level analysis methodologies
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to interface with senior level executives and customers
  • Ability to effectively lead teams of technical experts to resolve challenging technical problems
  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams to include Mechanical, Electrical and Software
  • Experience working with subcontractors for product development
  • Detailed knowledge and ability to develop innovative solutions to meet the warfighter’s needs
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with Active (or active within past 24 months) DoD Secret Clearance
  • Occasional business travel is required

Desired Skills:
  • Experience in new business development for advanced technology, including direct customer interface and a familiarity with the DoD Science and Technology community
  • Proposal management, from initial pursuit and capture planning to proposal delivery
  • Knowledge of open systems architectures
  • Able to develop near- and long-term IRAD to align with strategy and technology roadmaps
  • Deep understanding of the underlying phenomenology of RF Hardware and Digital Signal Processing
  • Experience with teaching and instruction in a technology field
  • Top Secret security clearance and Special Access – SAP/SAR

Required Education (including major):
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline

Desired Education (including major):
Master’s / Ph.D degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)

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 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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