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Raytheon Technologies Principal Systems Engineer [Defense] in Aberdeen, Maryland

The Tactical Communication Systems Department based at Aberdeen Proving Ground, is responsible for supporting system architecture development, CONOPS development, system trade studies, requirements analysis and flow down to hardware/software configuration items; leading to systems design for combat Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) solutions for air defense, air control, and self-protection missions in airborne and ground applications.

We have immediate and upcoming opportunities for experienced Principal Systems Engineers to join our dynamic, diverse, and rapidly growing team. The successful candidate will be experienced at leading hardware, software, and system development efforts necessary to propose, implement, verify, and deliver systems.

As a Principal Systems Engineer, responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with an Integrated Program Team (IPT) supporting a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) environment to develop system requirements.

  • Analyze and document system behaviors to meet emerging needs using MBSE tools and principles.

  • Must be a proven and effective leader driving technical integrity in the engineering team's products and behaviors, while ensuring program execution to plan.

  • Minimal supervision is received from a designated supervisor. Guidance received relates primarily to general objectives and details of unusual situations and /or requirements.

  • May provide functional guidance to less experienced engineers or exercise occasional functional supervision over technicians and clerical assistants.

Required Skills

  • Minimum 8 years of related systems engineering experience in requirements analysis and development, system performance analysis, utilizing MBSE tools and techniques.

  • Knowledge of Systems Modeling Language (SysML) fundamentals

  • Ability to interact effectively with multidisciplinary teams of design professionals including electrical, mechanical, software, test, logistics and other systems engineers

  • U.S. Citizenship status is required AND this position requires the ability to obtain (and maintain) DoD Secret U.S. Security Clearance within one year of start date and will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills

  • OMG-Certified Systems Modeling Professional

  • Experience using one or more of the following common MBSE tools: DOORs Next Gen, Cameo Enterprise Architect, Rational Rhapsody, etc.

  • Ability to work within a structured Systems Engineering process environment including a task oriented, value based management system

  • Expertise, background and competency in requirements development, analysis, derivations, verification and validation with DoD Avionics Radios

  • Experience in execution of a disciplined engineering processes, scope management, people development and risk and opportunity management.

  • Working experience with the development of Military equipment

  • Strong team building, leadership and motivational skills

  • Must have excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation} and be able to effectively communicate with IPT leaders, hardware and software development engineers, specialty engineers, program managers, and customer representatives

  • Technical leadership experience

  • Active Secret Clearance

Required Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical, Computer or Electrical and Computer Science from an accredited educational institution

Desired Education

  • Master of Science degree in Electrical, Computer or Electrical and Computer Science from an accredited educational institution



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.