Principal Systems Engineer – General (Onsite)


E Centretech Pkwy, CO

Date Posted:



United States of America


CO102: 16800 E Centretech Pkwy,Aurora 16800 East Centretech Pkwy Building S75, Aurora, CO, 80011 USA

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At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

Raytheon is seeking a motivated Principal Systems Engineer to work in a collaborative, iterative development environment. In this role, you will work with an amazing team of highly skilled system and software engineers who are leading the industry in ground system solutions. These programs provide development, integration, operations and sustainment for next generation, cutting-edge satellite ground software.

Job Summary:

Systems Engineers provide technical direction and clarification of requirements to software development teams & test personnel, perform system engineering analyses including trade studies, algorithm development, requirements definition and derivation, interface definition, and requirement validation and verification. They also support definition of operations concepts and procedure planning / development, interface with personnel from other organizations, and represent the program at technical interchange meetings.

Responsibilities to anticipate:

  • Developing and maintaining Requirements, Algorithm Description Documents and User Manuals

  • Performing functional decomposition of requirements to meet system and domain level needs

  • Participating in system engineering artifact reviews

  • Conducting performance analyses, risk analyses, and trade studies

  • Defining external and internal interfaces

  • Managing and maintaining assigned documents in accordance with established systems engineering and configuration management procedures

  • Providing clarification of requirements to the software development team

  • Supporting the team in preparation and conduct of program reviews

  • Completing assigned tasks to meet program schedule milestones

Location: Aurora, CO -Onsite

Security Clearance: An Active TS/SCI Security Clearance

"Active and transferable U.S. government issued security clearance is required prior to start date".
"U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance."

Basic Qualifications:

  • Systems Engineering experience on a large government software development contract

  • Experience in technical baseline administration

  • Experience in development of test architecture/framework

  • Experience in systems engineering process development and deployment

  • Experience working in an Agile or DevOps development environment, being part of a highly integrated team working closely with Software, Integration and Verification teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Satellite Command/Control, Mission Management or Flight Dynamics domain

  • Development experience on a government contract

  • Understanding of automation techniques

  • Experience with Matlab

  • Experience working with requirements in DOORS or other requirements database

  • Experience working in a multi-discipline environment

  • Experience with Python or other scripting languages

  • Experience with Jira / Confluence

Education and Experience Requirements:

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree (Typically STEM focused - Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics);8 years of relevant experience, OR

6 years of relevant experience with a Master's degree

* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

  • Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

What We Offer:

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

The salary range for this role is 94,000 USD - 196,000 USD; however, RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills. Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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