Sr Principal Systems Engineer (117407BR)

  • Raytheon
  • Tucson, Arizona, United States
  • 07/02/2018
Top Secret Engineering - Hardware / Software Project / Program Management

Job Description

Location: Tucson Arizona Security Clearance: Secret - Current Raytheon Missile Systems (MS) is the world’s largest missile producer responsible for the design, test, manufacturer, and support of weapon systems for our US warfighters and international allies. Every weapon system produced by Raytheon requires support and sustainment capabilities from cradle to grave. The Whole Life Systems directorate disciplines of Configuration Management, Data Management, System Reliability, Software Configuration Management, System Support, System Sustainment and System Safety are responsible to provide analyses, analytics, design guidance, documentation, requirements, support equipment, training, production support, field support and field support representatives throughout the entire product’s life-cycle.

As part of the Whole Life Systems Directorate, you will be an integral part of helping Raytheon Missile Systems further our vision to be the global leader in our existing and next-generation weapons and security solutions. Raytheon is an exciting and rewarding work place dedicated to developing world-class talent in an inclusive atmosphere. This results in a workforce that takes pride in our company and consistently delivers superior system solutions to solve current customer needs and provide for future capabilities.

The Whole Life Systems Directorate is seeking a qualified and motivated candidate to fulfill the position of Program Area Lead (PAL) and Technology Innovation Lead (TIL). The candidate would be responsible to engage with programs within product lines to provide technical leadership on a case by case basis to ensure the success of Whole Life Systems and the product line. The PAL role is fast paced, exciting and rewarding. PALs have frequent interaction with engineering leadership which provides opportunities to become an influential member of the engineering community. As the Technology Innovation Lead, the candidate would be responsible for pursuit, development and application of technologies for Whole Life system support and sustainment. They would also be responsible for coordination, development and management of technology innovation projects for the directorate leadership. The Technology Innovation Lead will have frequent interaction with the leadership of the directorate as well as the staff as they perform their duties. These responsibilities will have a significant impact on the directorate in particular and missile systems as a whole.

Responsibilities include:
  • Identification and exploitation of synergies across programs and across the Enterprise
  • Providing accurate and timely status reports to the Program and Engineering organizations
  • Implementing processes and procedures across programs that ensure consistency within the organization
  • Supporting program gate reviews
  • Liaising between WLSE leadership and Product Line Chief Engineers and program managers
  • Preparing and presenting program issues at internal program reviews
  • Resolving issues on production lines and in testing (including suppliers)
  • Engaging in failure analysis / root cause determination and corrective action implementation of program issues as required

Required Skills:
  • Must be a US Citizen and hold and maintain an active DoD SECRET/TOP SECRET Security Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of relevant engineering experience
  • Working knowledge of multiple engineering disciplines
  • Knowledgeable in the hardware lifecycle from requirements definition and architecture development through integration and verification, production, support and sustainment
  • Leadership of small technical teams, including technical oversight and direction, cost estimation, tracking & reporting, coordination and preparation of detailed technical team reports
  • Experience working with suppliers in technical and/or programmatic oversight role.
  • Experience with leading/supporting process & product Improvement activities and working directly with senior level leadership teams and Program Directors

Desired Skills:
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with Whole Life Systems Engineering Disciplines
  • Strong network with MS engineering functions
  • Experience with partnering with MS Business Development
  • Experience with developing innovative business and technical solutions
  • Experience with working closely with MS Product Line and Program Leadership teams

  • BS in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics; Master’s degree preferred (ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard)

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens. Additional information can be found here:


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 Missile Systems (RMS) is the world leader in the design, development and production of missile systems for critical requirement including air-to-air, strike, surface Navy air defense, land combat missiles, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles, missile defense and directed energy weapons. RMS is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona with over 11,000 employees operating at sites across the country and internationally. Electrical Engineering, General Engineering, Mathematics, Program Management, Systems Engineering, All, Engineering Electrical Engineering, General Engineering, Mathematics, Program Management, Systems Engineering
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