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Raytheon Technologies Chief Engineer in Aurora, Colorado

Would you like to be part of the new space movement? Are you a rock star engineer? Raytheon Intelligence & Space is the place for you. In the last few years you might have seen in your social media feed amazingly beautiful images of the Earth from space in exquisite detail. Or perhaps images in the news forecasting the weather and reporting on natural disasters. Maybe you’ve even gazed at images from deep space wondering when humans will journey to the farthest reaches of the universe. Behind many of these amazing images are the technologies and innovations created by the engineers at Raytheon Intelligence & Space. Situated in Aurora, Colorado, a location rich in the aerospace history, we have unparalleled heritage in advanced sensing systems and civil space. We are actively seeking a Chief Engineer to help evolve our technology and grow our business into new domains and markets. Are you up to the challenge? We’re looking for you.

The APEX program is looking to grow its Office of Chief Engineering group with the addition of a Chief Engineer (CE).This Chief Engineer role is responsible for the g uiding and directing all engineering teams (e.g. hardware, software, systems, specialties) to achieve program and technical success that are aligned and compatible with our current delivered operational capabilities.

Clearance Requirements:

An active and in-scope Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) U.S. security clearance

Hires, for this position, are eligible to receive a $40,000.00 signing bonus, when hired with a verified "Active" TS/SCI clearance

Required Skills:

  • 10+ years demonstrated engineering leadership experience with proven track record

  • Understanding of the Systems Engineer lifecycle and change management process

  • Provide technical leadership in architecture definition and trades, requirements analysis, CONOPs, algorithms, interface definition, hardware and software design, procurement, integration, validation and verification to multiple programs within the APEX portfolio.

  • Provide engineering authority to all decisions impacting product integrity, system performance, and system functionality

  • Creating technical presentations to both internal and external customers

  • Communicating status, results, and recovery plans (if needed) to senior and executive management

  • Developing and maintaining customer relationships

  • Partner with the Program Manager to ensure flawless program execution

  • Partner with IPTs to establish and report engineering metrics/TPMs and provide engineering-approved inputs for EACs and/or proposals, as needed

  • The ideal candidate should have experience in managing, driving, and prioritizing the technical approach, develop capabilities and deliver Customer Objectives that form the backbone of the operational deployment of multi-product baselines and functionality.

  • In addition, the candidate must communicate any risks or issues involving system performance, availability, or security, to his or her project leadership, while maintaining cost and schedule for the overall effort

  • Familiarity with Cloud Architectures and deployment requirements for US DoD

  • Experience with Satellite systems & ground architectures

  • US citizen with a current TS/SCI w/Poly clearance

    Desired Skills:

  • Experience in a technical leadership role of a large (200+ person) multi-disciplined engineering team

  • Experience in preparing and delivering briefings to customers and internal management

  • Experience with new business development efforts through leading and writing proposals, supporting Engineering Bid Reviews (EBR).

    Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), or related STEM degree program from an Accredited University/School/College

Benefits offered: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays.

“In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $115,000 to $224,300; however, Raytheon Technologies considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.”


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.