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Principal Systems Engineer

Job Description:

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) is the provider of Advanced Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar sensor systems for the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Aircraft and Air Force’s F/A-15 Aircraft. These AESA systems provide the warfighter with the most accurate and timely information available for the network-centric battlefield. The Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) organization is seeking committed engineers who are passionate about creating innovative and cost-effective solutions for the warfighter.

The Tactical Radar Systems Department within SEIT supports the development of new capabilities for the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 APG-79 radar systems as well as development of Next-Generation Radar Systems for the US Government. We are a growth oriented organization committed to and passionate about supporting our nation’s warfighters. This is your chance to join a dynamic team working across multiple disciplines with opportunities to further expand your knowledge and grow your career.

The ideal candidate will be a Systems Engineer with experience in the development and delivery of radar systems and technologies. Applicants are expected to be self-motivated, detail oriented and have 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 working either 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of mathematical algorithms for mode/sensor implementation
  • Support design and development of radar waveforms for imaging, target search, track and identification
  • Perform computer modeling and simulation of sensor physics and phenomenology
  • Produce performance predictions and perform analysis of data received from radars on various airborne platforms to support predictions.
  • Interface with the software and verification teams to resolve technical issues during the integration and testing phases
  • Ensure design and architecture meet customer requirements
  • Participate in technical peer reviews throughout the product lifecycle of design, development, integration and test, and flight test requirements verification.
  • Interface with the team lead, team members, and other teams (SW and HW) on a daily basis
  • Conduct or participate in customer and/or program technical review presentations
  • Provide task progress updates and work products to the team lead
Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 8 years related work experience with BS degree or 6 years with MS degree
  • Experience in design and development of radar modes for AESA systems and/or developing radar analysis tools and performing analysis
  • Experience programming in Matlab, C++, Python, etc.
  • Must have existing DoD Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret and/or SSBI/Special Access clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance on day one of employment

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with APG-79/82 radars
  • Experience writing system and software requirements and managing requirements using DOORS
  • Track and/or Resource Management experience
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) knowledge
  • Experience developing Mission & CONOPS analysis and system architecture
  • Data reduction and data analysis skills
  • Experience performing system level troubleshooting
  • Strong mathematical skills, including linear algebra and probability theory
  • Experience with financial management, such as a past role as an Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead or Cost Account Manager (CAM)
  • Six Sigma practical knowledge and/or project experience (formal Six Sigma training/certification preferred)
  • Active Top Secret clearance and/or SSBI/Special Access clearance

Required Education: BS Degree in Engineering, Math, Science, or related technical discipline

Desired Education: MS Degree in Engineering, Math, Science, or related technical discipline

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization

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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.


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