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Sr. Principal Systems Engineer – High Energy Laser Lead Systems Engineer


This is a Contract position in Tom Bean, TX posted June 26, 2021.

Join us! Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RIS) builds world class systems and counters national security threats. Together, we will support critical missions, develop solutions and shape the products of the future.

This High Energy Laser (HEL) Lead Systems Engineer (LSE) position is a significant role for Electronic Warfare Systems (EWS) High Energy Laser programs located in McKinney Texas. The LSE will perform at a high operational tempo and demonstrate an ability to react quickly to changes in both the plan and/or priorities as the engineer supports the design, development and deployment of Raytheon’s High Energy Laser Weapon Systems. The role will also be a strategic position requiring contact with customer counter parts, internal and external. Responsibilities include providing technical leadership, guidance and direct interfacing with customer organizations as well as working groups, contractors, and Raytheon personnel necessary to provide customers with validated systems to meet the customer needs and acceptance criteria.

Job Related Activities

  • Systems Engineering Leadership responsibilities for the overall technical execution of the system engineering, integration, test, and Validation & Verification functions for HEL Weapon Systems
  • Communication and interface to program leadership and external customers.
  • Requirements analysis, derivation and flowdown from System/Sub-system level to LRUs, components and suppliers
  • Lead design reviews, test/production readiness reviews, gate reviews, trade studies and other program/customer reviews as required to keep the team on track.
  • Managing resources (including people, facilities, and equipment) efficiently to execute the team’s plan.
  • Ensuring the consistent application of engineering best practice and all activities undertaken under your control are conducted to common standards in accordance with Raytheon’s IPDS processes.
  • Leading dialogs with Leadership and customers to resolve technical issues.
  • Support the Product Area Chief Engineer (PACE) in developing and managing the technical solution in support of customer needs/requirements.
  • Perform assigned department leadership duties as required.
  • Lead the management of subcontractor technical solutions and installations.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 years of Systems Engineering experience in requirements, development, integration and verification.
  • Systems Engineering experience with stabilized EOIR targeting systems and/or High Energy Lasers
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. US citizenship is required as only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
  • Experience leading multi-functional and cross-site teams
  • Demonstrated strong organization, coordination, planning, and team building skills
  • Ability to present analytic results to executives in clear language about the implications of the results to the organization.

Desired Skills:

  • Systems Engineering experience with podded airborne sensor or weapon systems
  • Project Financial Manager experience
  • Integrated Product Team Lead (IPTL) experience
  • Agile Methodology Understanding
  • Prior experience in Aerospace and Defense
  • Prior experience in manufacturing process

Required Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Math, Science or related technical discipline (preferably Systems, Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering).
Desired Education:
Advanced degree in a related field
This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is 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, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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