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Systems Engineer II - Radar System Test

Systems Engineer II/Sr. Systems Engineer

Do you enjoy tackling technical problems no one has solved before?
Do you want to join a team that
thrives on diversity of thought and innovative ideas?

If you answered "yes", then the Raytheon Systems Verification Test and Analysis Directorate (SVTAD) is interested in you. Our elite team integrates complex technology, debugging and resolving interface issues as we produce, demonstrate and deliver state-of-the-art software for areas including radars, command and control platforms, missile systems and cyber defense. As an integrator you will learn the design principles of new systems by attending design reviews to determine their architecture, operations and interfaces. As a Systems Engineer you will design specialized technical testing to demonstrate system performance to our customers, typically including live fire testing in the field. Join a world class team of systems engineers who are building defense technologies to make the world a safer place. Explore some of the systems you may be working with as a member of our team.

Ballistic Missile Defense:
USS Zumwalt:
Air and Missile Defense Radar:

IDS Engineering’s Systems Validation, Test and Analysis Directorate (SVTAD) is the central focus for integration, test and validation activities. SVTAD employees provide the expertise to ensure customer success through the development and execution of innovative and comprehensive test, verification, and validation strategies, processes, tools and techniques. SVTAD employees are involved in all aspects of test including: design-for-test, integration, subsystem and component level testing through sell-off of IDS' most sophisticated systems and technologies.

Join this highly visible team and perform technically challenging assignments which will directly contribute to protecting our nation and our war fighters.

The AN/TPY-2 Consolidated Contractor Logistic Support (CCLS) program is in need of a Radar Systems supporting the AN/TPY-2 Radar at Ft. Hood, TX.

Job Description:

The Systems Engineer will run engineering tests to troubleshoot radar system anomalies (e.g. REX, BSG, Antenna/Sub-Array/TRIMMs). Assist in providing weekly reports on the status of engineering activities and maintaining a Radar performance notebook with such data as El Ops runs, satellite tracks, IMU measurements, and radar calibration as required. Notebook entries will be forwarded to the Missile Defense Center (MDC) in Woburn, MA for performance monitoring and data analysis and regression testing as required. Assist in the establishment of RF Hazard/Keep-Out Zones (KOZs). Assist in the development and implementation of site-unique radiation procedures. Comply with all QA and Automated Logistics Control System (ALCS) reporting requirements associated with providing accurate and complete data in a timely manner. The Radar Systems Engineer is responsible for the health and status of the radar as well as running the radar missions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical support for the site radar systems issues and leading the troubleshooting efforts as needed or directed by site manager.
  • Oversee the Engineering Change Notice (ECN) implementation through closure.
  • Run regression testing as required.
  • Plan and execute mission tests, and develop new mission profiles by deliberative planning loaded into the radar and validate.
  • Engineering support for Configuration Management (CM) for hardware and software.
  • Establish data collection/reduction/analysis requirements and procedures for the radar system.
  • Assist in the establishment of RF Hazard/Keep-Out Zones (KOZs).
  • Assist in the development and implementation of site-unique radiation procedures.
  • Evaluate the adequacy and technical content of the FBX-T System Operator’s Manual TM FBX-T-10-1 Operating Instructions, Procedures, and Work Packages. Suggest modifications as appropriate.
  • Evaluate the adequacy and technical content of the AN/TPY-2 Radar Set-Up & Test Plan, and the AN/TPY-2 Radar Environment, Health & Safety Plan. Recommend modifications as appropriate.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of the existing radar system planned maintenance program.
  • Comply with all QA and Automated Logistics Control System (ALCS) reporting requirements associated with providing accurate and complete data in a timely manner.

This position can be a Salary Grade G07 or G8 based on the candidate’s qualification as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

Required Skills:
  • Minimum of 2+ years of engineering experience working with radar systems and 2 years of engineering experience, total.
  • Experience working with Unix and/or Matlab.
  • Active or obtain CompTIA Security+ Certification within 60 days.
  • Active Secret security clearance or obtain a security clearance; U.S. citizenship is required for eligible for a security clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with DoD or Missile Defense Programs
  • Experience with software/systems integration planning and execution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven multitasking skills
  • Proficient with MS Office applications

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Math, Science or related discipline.

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Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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