Senior Principal Systems Design Engineer

RTX Branford , CT 06405

Posted 2 months ago

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trail blaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

As a System Design Discipline employee within the System Design and Architecture Directorate, you will interface with the customer to develop CONOPS, system architecture, system requirements and manage qualification, verification and validation. You will also perform functional / physical analysis, allocation, and trade studies. You will support engineering testing, integration and flight-testing, production, system deployment, and post deployment support across the product lifecycle. Through Digital Transformation (DTx) you will perform these functions using a variety of methods and enabling technologies, including Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Agile product development.

An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for additional years of experience as follows: Master's is equal to 2 years of experience or a Ph.D. is equal to 4 years of experience.

Qualifications You Must Have:

  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)

  • Ten (10) years of professional experience in one or more of the following technical domains:

  • Systems engineering, architecture, and/or design

  • System performance and analysis

  • Algorithms and signal processing

  • Electronics (circuit card assemblies, subassemblies, complete systems)

  • Navigation (GPS or Inertial)

  • Autopilots

  • Modeling and simulation (for example 6-DOF)

  • Mission planning and analysis

  • Aerodynamics

  • Flight control systems

  • Warheads, propulsion, or other energetic systems and subsystems

  • High power or directed energy systems or subsystems

  • Airframe structures

  • Sensor sub-systems

  • Communication systems or subsystems

  • Software architecture, design, development, integration and verification

  • Configurable Logic / Firmware / VHDL architecture, design, development, integration and verification

  • Eight (8) years of systems engineering experience with exposure in at least four of the following:

  • Interfacing with customers

  • Developing CONOPS

  • Capture Engineering

  • Developing & Refining System Architecture

  • Developing & Refining System Requirements

  • Performing Functional & Physical Analyses

  • Performing Functional Allocation

  • Creating & Maintaining Models (SysML)

  • Creating & Maintaining Specifications

  • Developing Requirements Verification Strategies and Plans

  • Developing Integrated Systems Security Solutions

  • Subassembly Integration & Verification

  • System Integration & Verification

  • Supporting System Deployment

  • Supporting Production

  • Supporting Life-cycle Logistics

  • Past work experience leading a team

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance prior to the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Value:

  • Current DoD TS/SSBI clearance

  • MS or PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, Math or Physics

  • Experience with model-based systems engineering and associated tools

  • Experience using Agile framework development methods/processes

  • Experience using Azure DevOps methods/tools

  • Experience with Matlab, C, C#, C++, Python

  • Ability to perform trade studies to optimize system performance

  • Familiarity with military systems; tactics, techniques, and procedures

  • Familiarity with DoD customer infrastructure

  • Understanding of Systems Engineering Product Development Cycle

  • Familiarity with system safety, reliability, and configuration management

  • Experience evaluating and mitigating technical risks

  • Prior work experience giving technical briefs or presentations

  • Strong communication skills

What We Offer:

Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer 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 we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Additional Details:

Clearance Information: 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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

Location Information: This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of America's 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of nature's best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucson's fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.


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 orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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