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Raytheon Technologies Bus Structures, Mechanisms, Thermal and Propulsion (SMTP) Subsystem Engineer in El Segundo, California

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The Systems Engineering Center (SEC) is seeking a Structures, Mechanisms, Thermal and Propulsion (SMTP) Systems Engineer for the Space Systems (SS) Mission Area. This person will be involved in developing the SMTP subsystems for a high-powered, Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite mission, for which Raytheon is the prime contractor. The satellite bus (and the SMTP subsystems) will be designed and delivered by an industrial partner – so this position will focus more on the systems engineering and management functions and less on performing detailed hardware design. The successful candidate should also expect to be immersed in a fast-paced and team-based environment where an individual with talent and initiative stand-out and thrive.

This position is eligible for a sign on bonus up to $15,000

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Lead the Bus Structures, Mechanisms, Thermal and Propulsion (SMTP) Subsystems from a Space Vehicle-level, working with the bus supplier to establish the architecture and meet all interfaces and mission requirements. This includes developing & maintaining system-level design margins, launch vehicle interfaces, bus mechanical architecture, delta-V budgets and mission CONOPs.

  • Supervise the bus supplier in the detailed design, manufacturing, assembly, verification and operation of the SMTP (travel to the bus supplier site will be required). Ensure the bus supplier and their subcontractors deliver subsystems that meet mission requirements and customer expectations.

  • Perform SV-level analysis and trade studies of the SMTP subsystems, in conjunction with the bus supplier.

  • Perform requirements decomposition and flow-down from top-level customer documents through subsystem-level definition.

  • Develop and own the SMTP technical specifications, statements of work and interface control documents between the bus supplier and the rest of the Space Vehicle.

  • Perform administrative systems engineering functions, including requirements management in DOORs, mapping of CDRLs and SDRLs, and Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) in Cameo.

  • Evaluate technical, cost and schedule deliverables from the bus supplier.

  • Prepare and present design reviews for internal and external participants.

  • Collaborate closely with SV-level systems engineering to ensure SMTP compliance with mission needs and constraints.

    Required Skills:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

  • 8+ years prior relevant experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in space systems engineering

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in one of the following subsystems: Structures, Mechanisms, Thermal or Propulsion. Must have at least basic familiarity with all subsystems and the desire to become well-versed in all.

  • Technical expertise in space-based hardware of one of the following subsystems: Structures, Mechanisms, Thermal or Propulsion. This could include motors, honeycomb sandwich panels, valves, thrusters, heaters, heat pipes, MLI blankets, etc.

  • Proven ability to supervise a supplier with independent Manufacturing, Quality, Procurement, Software, Controls and IV&V teams

  • Experience in the testing and validation of satellite SMTP systems and hardware

  • Experience in preparing and delivering briefings to management and customers

  • Capable of effectively leading in a team environment, often under tight deadlines

    Desired Skills:

  • Active Top Secret clearance

  • Ability to obtain SAP/SAR access

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Physics

  • Modeling experience in Pro/Engineer, Creo, Solidworks or equivalent

  • Experience designing SMTP systems for large-scale satellite constellations

  • Experience developing and implementing SysML models using Rhapsody or Cameo

  • Experience working with government customers and requirements

  • Excellent oral presentation skills and comfort with customer interaction.

  • Experience in cost account management concepts, including Earned Value

    Required Education:

    BS in Engineering, Sciences, Math, or related STEM discipline

    Desired Education:

    MS in Engineering, Sciences, Math, or related STEM discipline

    U.S. Citizenship Status is requires as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems



In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $98,700.00 to $187,500.00; 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.

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.182061

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.