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Raytheon Technologies Senior Principal Systems Engineer - IPTL in El Segundo, California

Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RIS) is the provider of advanced electrical scanned antenna (AESA) radar sensor systems for multiple platforms including: the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Aircraft, the Air Force’s F/A-15 Aircraft, and the Gen 5.x Family of Systems (FOS) Radars for multiple platforms. These AESA Radar Systems provide the war fighter with the most accurate and timely information available for the network-centric battlefield. The Secured Sensor Solutions Mission Area within the Systems Engineering Center is seeking committed engineering leaders who are passionate about creating innovative and cost-effective solutions for the warfighter. This highly dynamic environment requires both speed and efficiency in addition to maintaining product quality, functionality and traceability. Applicants are expected to be self-motivated, detail oriented and 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 Future Aircraft Systems and Technology Department within the Systems Engineering Center supports the development of new capabilities for existing 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. This department provides the full range of systems design, analysis, integration, verification, and validation activities in support of SAS radar programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Integrated Product Team Lead (IPTL) provides technical team leadership throughout the product lifecycle, including hardware and software design, development, integration and test (I&T), and requirements verification using the Integrated Product Development System (IPDS).

  • Responsible for total ownership of the day-to-day operation of the multi-disciplinary/ cross- functional team, ensuring the associated products are developed and delivered within the allotted cost, schedule, technical quality, and performance parameters.

  • Work with the Program Manager, Lead System Engineer, and Chief Engineer (CE) to establish program organization, schedule (IMS) and milestones, Planning Packages, Program Management Reports, and Performance Management Baselines.

  • Present weekly and monthly team status in program reviews.

  • Responsible for generation of specification documents, such as Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and System Description Documents (SDDs).

  • Manage requirements using the Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS).

  • Lead development of verifiable requirements, performance modeling, simulation and analysis.

  • Responsible for creating/maintaining the System Model in Cameo (with requirements traceability) using the principles of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).

  • Ensure early identification, communication, and mitigation of technical, cost and/or schedule risks for all aspects of the product scope.

  • Support Configuration Control Board (CCB), Engineering Review Board (ERB), Failure Review Board (FRB), Risk and Opportunity Review Boards.

  • Use Earned Value Management System (EVMS) as a Cost Account Manager (CAM) to provide cost and schedule estimates/ impacts for proposed engineering changes or Basis of Estimates (BOEs), preparing Estimate at Completion (EAC) plans, managing the Schedule Performance Index (SPI) and Cost Performance Index (CPI).

  • Mentor the program junior engineers and review their work for quality.

    Required Skills:

  • Domain Knowledge

  • Minimum of 10 years of full lifecycle Systems Engineering experience

  • Experience in systems engineering functions including: Technical Performance Metrics (TPMs), operations concept development, requirements management, technical risk management, interface definition and control

  • Demonstrated understanding of Airborne Radar system operation, modes, design, development, I&T, requirements verification, repair and sustainment

  • Understanding of Radar modes and collection methodology, with corresponding artifacts influencing Radar products

  • Strong engineering analytical and technical writing skills, excellent verbal communication skills for engagement with program management, technical team members, and customers and/or subcontractors

  • Ability to present test data and explain results to management and customers

  • Experience working with budgets and schedules

  • Use of EVMS and program management tools

  • Demonstrated strong judgment, negotiation skills, and decision making abilities

  • Familiarity with the execution of technical reviews (SRRs, PDRs, CDRs, TRRs) and the tailoring process in preparation for Independent Reviews (IRs) prior to Gates

  • Leadership

  • Demonstrates and drives Raytheon Values and Behaviors

  • Leads a culture of trust, transparency, compliance, diversity, inclusion, and accountability

  • Leads by example strong work ethic, effective communication, integrity, judgment, coordination, influence

  • Actively engages to solve critical issues to achieve execution excellence

  • Coordinates needed resources (people, processes, facilities, and tools) to accomplish work products within budget and schedule constraints

  • Ability to effectively multi-task activities and promptly close priority actions

  • Promotes a culture of continuous learning, improvement, and mentorship

  • Mentoring and providing direction to junior engineers

    Desired Skills:

  • Experience as an Integration, Verification & Validation (IV&V) Lead or Technical Lead on a previous program

  • Conducting detailed analysis that predicts overall system performance, error margins, and performance budgets

  • Flight test experience; flight data analysis

  • Knowledge of Special Test Equipment (STE) design, testing, and operation

  • Technical mentoring as subject matter expert in Radar Systems

  • Background in signal processing, modeling, and simulation

  • Familiarity with MBSE tools (Cameo and Rhapsody)

  • Familiarity with Agile, DevOps, Scrum

  • Familiarity with Failure Reporting and Corrective Action Systems (FRACAS)

  • Familiarity with Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS).

  • Use of software and languages (MATLAB, SysML, Python, Bash, C++, Java, VBA, Powershell)

    Required Education: BS Degree in Engineering, Physics, Math, System Engineering or related discipline

Desired Education: MS Degree in Engineering, Physics, Math, System Engineering or related discipline

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons


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.