Space Systems – Senior Level Space Engineer

Raytheon - El Segundo, CA4.0

When you browse the net, are you amazed by the satellite views of cool places on Earth? Are you excited by the fire and fury of a rocket launching into space to examine distant galaxies or the moons of Jupiter? All of these capabilities are made possible by the products made by Raytheon in El Segundo, California. We invite you to consider joining us in developing the next generation of space-based imaging systems.

Perhaps your interests are in optical system design, sensor test, orbital mechanics, or any of the myriad of engineering disciplines that make space imaging a reality. Engineering and the sciences are the avenues we use to make innovative imaging products that protect our planet, explore our universe, and ensure our national security. If you have a clear passion for developing or testing new technologies, we would like to hear from you.

At Raytheon, we believe in maintaining a work environment that is creative, supportive, and above all, intriguing. We value curiosity and innovation. Have an idea for a new imager, app, or laser? We strive to bring your ideas to life, and encourage our engineers to learn and explore in our Innovation Labs. Space imaging is a rapidly expanding field, and we seek your skills and imagination to grow in partnership with you.

We are part of the Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems business, and the Systems Engineering Integration & Test center. Our job is to ensure that from beginning to end, our products are properly engineered.

Systems and Test engineering is a great place to become intimately involved in the hardware and software of space systems. Raytheon engineers literally have their hands on some of the most sophisticated imaging systems in the world. We examine the technical requirements for our products, develop plans and procedures for testing, conduct tests, and analyze test data to ensure the systems will work as intended in the brutal environment of space. We also support the on-orbit operation of our sensors from control centers located around the world. Often our products include advanced lenses, mirrors, focal plane arrays, motors, cooling systems, power supplies, processors, and loads of electronics and software. Our test engineers develop a keen understanding of high tech space products, which is a fantastic gateway to career advancement in design or management.

When a rocket vaults our products into orbit, our teams gather at the launch site and cheer our work into space with a sense of well-deserved pride and accomplishment. Soon after, the images created by our engineers and scientists begin appearing on countless sites on the internet. Our contributions are real, and make an important difference in the world.

You will find our engineering environment to be a welcoming place to share your expertise. Our senior engineering staff fosters an environment of leadership, learning, innovation, and mentorship.

What type of work will you be able to do at Raytheon in the SEIT organization? The specifics depend on your level of experience and interests:

Develop test strategies, plans, and requirements
Determine test equipment requirements and test configurations
Provide technical definition of test program activities, budgets, and schedules for complex sensor systems assembly, integration, and verification
Conduct test activities, such as tests of imaging performance, software, electromagnetic compatibility, vibration, thermal and vacuum survival
Communicate test results and recovery plans to senior management, customer representatives, and engineering teams
Lead system engineering reviews, including test readiness reviews
Lead engineering analysis of test results and resolve anomalies, including test floor involvement and on-orbit support
Support new business development efforts through participation in proposal generation

At Raytheon, we strongly believe in continuously developing the capabilities and skills of our staff. We understand that the most effective engineers and scientists comprehend more than just technical details, but are also well-grounded in the other critical facets of our business that keep us competitive and growing. Throughout your time at Raytheon, expect to be challenged to learn and engage in the management of programs, schedules, finances, people, and business development. Professional growth is a requirement at Raytheon, achieved by challenging each engineer to take on increasing levels of responsibility.

Required Skills:
Be an enthusiastic engineer or scientist who is comfortable and adept at seeking new and innovative methods to improve engineering and test efficiency.
Have an active interest in challenging the status quo with sound ideas and plans for improvement. Successful candidates will be a voice for product and process improvement, and will effectively implement positive changes.
Have the ability to effectively maneuver and negotiate through multiple layers of established organizations using solid logic, technical analysis, and innovation to improve long-standing practices. Aptitude, ability, and an active interest in productively transforming engineering processes is necessary.
A major responsibility of our positions requires the ability to positively influence the design and test efforts of future products through involvement in the preliminary design and bid processes. A candidate who works effectively in system design, verification, and proposal support is ideal. Strong technical skills and interests in optical sensing systems are pluses.

Specific skills:
Minimum of 10 years of experience in leadership of space systems design, integration, or verification
Ideally experience in imaging sensor engineering, including EO/IR, LADAR or laser systems for space, airborne, or ground applications
Experience in proposal development, such as strategy development, section writing, or Basis-of-Estimate creation
Expertise in preparing and delivering briefings to senior management and customers. Milestone review leadership.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Capable of effectively working in a team environment, often under tight deadlines
Active interest in leveraging verification lesson-learned into product development improvements
Demonstrated desire to successfully pursue new challenges, improve and broaden technical skills, seek greater responsibilities, and increase individual value to the organization
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.
Ability to access to US only data systems

Desired Skills:
Demonstrated experience in conducting IV&V planning, procedures and strategies
Experience in systems engineering functions, including requirements development, analysis, and tracking
Knowledge of test methodologies and test requirement development
Knowledge of environmental test methods and practices
Integrated Project Team Leadership (IPTL)
EVMS CAM Experience
Classified program experience
Ability to obtain a SSBI clearance

Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Sciences, or Math

Desired Education:
Master’s Degree in Engineering, Sciences, or Management

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.