Principal Systems Engineer (103367BR)

  • Raytheon
  • Herndon, Virginia, United States
  • 02/19/2018

Job Description

Raytheon is currently seeking a Systems Engineer to support customer programs in Herndon, VA. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in the design, implementation, and administration of server and network infrastructure technology.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with Amazon Web Services or other public IaaS cloud platforms
  • Deploying and administering local and remote Linux and Windows workstations and servers
  • Performing system analysis to evaluate and refine system security postures
  • Researching, staging, and implementing new patches, rollouts, and upgrades for various applications and hardware to maximize integrity and efficiency of the system
  • Managing and maintaining multiple Active Directory implementations supporting users in multiple locations
  • Managing system security settings using Active Directory Group Policies
  • Creating and maintaining baseline images for servers and workstations, as well as VMs
  • Working closely with network engineers to design and maintain a highly secure infrastructure
  • Developing backup and recovery strategies for multiple systems, including databases and file servers

Required Skills

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must have a Secret Security Clearance
  • Must have a minimum of 8 years professional experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Information Security concepts and practices
  • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Experience hardening Linux/Unix and Windows systems
  • Experience with a Virtual Machine environment such as VMware
  • Scripting experience with tools such as Powershell, Bash, Python, and/or Perl
  • Knowledge of basic networking concepts and protocols (TCP/IP, VPNs, IDS, etc.)
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to support users both in-person and remotely
  • Must have strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Must have the ability to work well both in a team environment and independently
  • Must present a professional appearance and demeanor and demonstrate a desire to learn

Desired Skills

  • Security-related certifications (SANS, GIAC, CISSP)
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, MS SQL
  • Experience in automation of software deployments
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking protocols
  • Experience administering highly available (HA) environments (server clusters, farms, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or an IT-related field

This position is either going to be a Principal Systems Engineer (G10) or a Sr. Systems Engineer II (G09) depending on the qualifications of the candidate.

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.

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services delivers innovative technology to make the world a safer place. Our expertise in cyber, analytics and automation allow us to reach beyond what others think is possible to underpin national security and give our global customers unique solutions to solve the most pressing modern challenges -- from the cyber domain to automated operations, and from intelligent transportation solutions to creating clear insight from large volumes of data. IIS operates at nearly 550 sites in 80 countries, and is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia. The business area generated approximately $6 billion in 2016 revenues. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business. Security Clearance: Secret - Current Relocation Eligible: No Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Systems Engineering, Warfighter Support Services, Engineering, All JBRaytheon ICJBMeta