Principal System Engineer




Tucson, AZ


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United States of America


AZ805: RMS AP Bldg 805 1151 East Hermans Road Building 805, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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About Us:

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.

Job Summary:

What does Systems Integration & Test (SI&T) do?

SI&T integrates, verifies, and validates our products. We put our systems together, exercise them in the lab or in the field, measure and analyze performance, and make sure our products work the first time and every time. To accomplish this, we develop plans and procedures, debug and evaluate system functions and interfaces, develop test environments, and work hand-in-hand with our customers.

Who is SI&T?

We're a diverse group of engineers that are dedicated to ensuring our products protect the warfighter.

The Weapons and Platforms Center in the Systems Integration and Test Directorate is seeking Systems Engineers focused on Lab Integration, Platform Integration, and/or Flight Test. In this role, you will be supporting the successful completion of test events and the associated analysis of test data.

We value diverse skills and experience, so don’t hold back. Your qualification could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you’re passionate about what you could accomplish here, we’d love to hear from you.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:  

  • Perform integration, verification, and field qualification testing to ensure the system under test performs according to specifications/requirements.
  • Perform data collection activities, including review and analysis of data elements, and provide detailed reports of results. 
  • Trace and/or correct faults in mechanical or electronic systems. Familiarity with failure reporting, analysis, corrective action and/or fault tree analysis.
  • Create/modify documentation in support of reviews associated with formal testing, which may include Test Readiness Review (TRR), Consent to Ship (CTS), and Test Data Review (TDR) packages.
  • Support field testing and occasional travel for durations typically for a one- or two-week duration.
  • Champion respect, ethics, and diversity initiatives within the organization.

Please note: This position requires you to work on site. in Tucson, AZ. No remote work available.

Basic Qualifications:  

Typically requires a Bachelor in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline, such as Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics or Math and minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and six (6) years of relevant experience.

  • Relevant experience includes four (4) or more of the following areas:
  • Hardware Systems Integration experience
  • Platform Integration/Flight Test experience
  • Experience supporting field tests.
  • Telemetry Analysis experience
  • Experience evaluating requirements.
  • Experience with troubleshooting and failure process
  • Experience with the use of lab/field test equipment
  • Experience with Verification and Validation methods
  • Experience creating integration and verification strategies.

Experience in a test environment with emphasis in test planning and/or execution.

Active and transferrable US Government issued security clearance is required prior to start date. https://U.S. citizenship is required as only https://U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in RF/EO integration of hardware systems with high level of understanding of digital signal processing algorithms, advanced waveforms, antenna patterns, and techniques used in resource-constrained missile systems.
  • Experience with RF spectral and temporal effects for sensor and backgrounds, including clutter, multipath, self-interference, grounding and shielding, and mitigation factors.
  • Experience in integrating RF/EO sensor output, either modulated waveforms or streams of digital samples used for real-time representation of RF/EO scenes data collection / analysis (including Telemetry)
  • Test Systems design experience and collaborating across multiple engineering disciplines, such as electrical, electronics, mechanical, software, and computer engineering.
  • Experience in integration with test equipment, telemetry data analysis tools, and missile systems host platforms.
  • Technical leadership with capture/pursuit experience, including contribution or authoring of white papers, RFI responses, proposal of technical volumes, or related experience.
  • Experience managing and presenting technical data to Stakeholders and Customer community, in design reviews and technical interchange meetings.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of troubleshooting and failure process
  • Experience with military platforms, such as Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, Ground Based, and ship-based platforms.

What We Offer:

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

Additional Details:

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: ttps://

This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

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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  • 69% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

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