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Raytheon Technologies Spectrum Protection & Orbit Analyst in Springfield, Virginia


Raytheon Technologies is offering a great opportunity for a SPECTRUM PROTECTION & ORBIT ANALYST position within a Flight Safety Watch team in Springfield, VA. This program provides Watch and Operations Support that maintains a proactive interface with multiple Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) mission partners and war fighting organizations. It provides mission assurance and contingency operations and exercise support, conducts threat and vulnerability assessments, defensive space control analyses, and assessment of mission contributions and loss impacts during anomalies. This shift position requires 24x7x365 support, via rotational shifts.


Provides technical knowledge and analysis for highly specialized data processing and engineering activities, and provides advice on exceptionally complex problems which require extensive knowledge of the subject matter for effective implementation. Applies principles, methods and knowledge of the functional areas of expertise to specific task order requirements, advanced mathematical principles and methods to exceptionally difficult and narrowly defined technical problems in engineering and other scientific applications to arrive at automated solutions. Designs and prepares technical reports, studies, and related documentation, makes charts and graphs to record results. Prepares and delivers presentations and briefings as required by the task order. Identifies, assesses, documents and disseminates mission threats and vulnerabilities. Plans, develops, and disseminates deconfliction reports for multiple threats to customers and end users. Supports training material development and maintenance, and conduct flight safety certification and proficiency training. Performs orbital and radio frequency analysis assessments for designated programs with data from multiple sources, including stability assessments, probability of collision, and mission maintenance recommendations. Performs project planning for vulnerability testing and coordinate analysis for projects and concepts across enterprise to ensure mission safety.


Must have an active TS/SCI security clearance with a current polygraph.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Sciences or STEM related discipline.

A Master's Degree or equivalent in a technical field desired.


Minimum of two (2) years of significant experience in flight safety, vulnerability testing, orbit mechanics, radio frequency analysis, and relevant engineering activities.

Ability to support 12-hour work schedule, with the possibility of periodically supporting customer- and environment-driven surges through exercises, anomalies, or major program activities.

Must have an effective record of effectively interacting with senior external personnel on significant technical matters, often requiring coordination between organizations.

Demonstrated experience and proficiency with Windows and Unix/Linux based operating systems, software requirements, and software maintenance.

Demonstrated ability to not only work in a demanding operational environment, but to also regularly identify product and process improvements or enhancements.

Thorough technical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills in a dynamic, high-visibility, operational environment.

Must have thorough oral/written presentation, interpersonal and team player skills.


Experience with Microsoft Office & Visual Studio and Adobe Products.

Experience using Perl (Active State and/or Open IDE), Java, C++, FORTRAN, Mathcad and Matlab.

Familiarization with AGI STK, BVI, MKS and ArcGIS is preferred.

Familiarization with Orbital Mechanics and/or space vehicle command and telemetry concepts and operations is preferred.

Requires a highly-energetic, forward-thinking work ethic and can-do attitude.

This position is contingent on contract award and requires a U.S. Person, eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


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.