Systems Engineer II (116559BR)

  • Raytheon
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • 07/02/2018
Secret Engineering - Hardware / Software

Job Description

Location: San Diego California Security Clearance: Secret - Current

Systems Engineer (CE06 G07-G08) Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) Lab Support and Hardware Test 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 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.

Opportunities currently exist within SVTAD's Seapower and Sensor Systems Department (SSS) in San Diego, CA. The SSS department provides system engineering, integration, and test expertise to the radar, sensor and ship systems programs within IDS. SSS Engineers are involved in all aspects of the Integrated Product Development System (IPDS) cycle. SSS engineers have ownership authority to ensure that individual items are integrated and perform as expected as well as ensuring that the system can be sold off. In San Diego CA some of the programs SVTAD SSS supports are the Ship Self Defense System (SSDS), GPS-based Position, Navigation and Timing Service (GPNTS), Landing Platform Dock (LPD) programs and Zumwalt Total Ship Activation.


This position can be a Salary Grade G07 or G08 based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

Job Description:

  • Develop test plans, test procedures, conduct formal testing, perform test analysis, troubleshooting, operate command & control systems on various Navy programs.
  • Perform hardware integration and test / maintenance on numerous shipboard combat systems (these systems consist primarily of COTS hardware, including various servers, switches and routers, VME and cPCI technology, various I/O protocols, fiber optics, PC’s, SUN’s, etc..) locally in the Combat Management Systems (CMS) Integration and Test Lab, and occasionally at Government labs, shipboard and abroad.
  • Communicate with users and customers, and conduct and/or participate in meetings.
  • Flexible to perform a multitude of tasks to include system and unit level testing and troubleshooting, documentation, field change installations, and multitasking.
  • Able to work in a lab and shipboard environment with lifting, pushing, and pulling heavy equipment and climb ladders and maneuvering in the work area.
  • Travel to support testing in locations such as Wallops Island, MD, and customer and specific integration locations as needed.

Required Skills:

  • Two (2) + years overall engineering experience with system and unit-level trouble-shooting
  • Experience in a commercial and/or military electronics
  • Experience working with a MS Windows and Linux Operating Systems
  • Information Technology (IT) Expert.
  • Required: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance.  Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) Experience
  • Familiar with electrical / electronic cabling and pin-outs
  • Able to read drawings / schematics
  • Basic programming
  • Test Equipment Design and Assembly
  • Mechanically proficient to use various hand tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related technical field (BSEE, BSME, BSEET, BSIE, etc.)

What’s YOUR Mission?
Here at Raytheon, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. We’re inspired by a noble mission that’s shared by Raytheon employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.

What We Offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, Raytheon offers a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits Raytheon offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.


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Raytheon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 116559

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.


Headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, IDS has 32 locations around the world. Its broad portfolio of weapons, sensors and integration systems supports its customer base across multiple mission areas, including air and missile defense systems; missile defense radars; early warning radars; naval ship operating systems; C5ITM products and services; and other advanced technologies. IDS provides affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security. Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Integration and Test Engineering, Systems Engineering, Test Engineering, All, Engineering Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Integration & Test Engineering, Systems Engineering, Test Engineering
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