Principal Systems Engineer-Agile C&T Development (onsite)




Aurora, CO


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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.  

Job summary:

Raytheon has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Systems Engineer to support Command & Telemetry software systems development and maintenance. The candidate will participate in full Agile processes including sprint planning, grooming, stand-ups, demos and retrospectives to ensure products integrate with the ground segment. They will also work to create well written stories that are development ready and will work with the team to maintain effective story point estimation. The Principal Systems Engineer will also support ground system development and maintenance activities as well as the definition of operations concepts and procedure planning and development.

Location: Aurora, CO

Security Clearance: An Active TS/SCI Security Clearance "Active and transferable https://U.S. 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."

Basic Qualifications:

  • Working in an Agile or DevOps development environment, being part of a highly integrated team working closely with software, integration and verification teams developing and maintaining requirements, algorithm description documents and user manuals

  • Systems engineering lifecycle experience

  • Knowledge of systems engineering roles and functions, with specific experience in one or more of the following areas: operations concept development, requirements management, functional analysis/synthesis, interface definition and control, and/or verification and validation

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with and communicate with all levels of management, customer base and individual contributors on the program team

  • Good collaboration skills and the ability to work in a team environment

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Current TSSCI security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in satellite command and control

  • Program Domain experience

  • Development experience on a government contract

  • Familiarity with Agile and DevSecOps development methods

  • Experience with Raytheon Eclipse software product line

  • Experience with application lifecycle management tools/platforms such as Jira, Confluence,

Azure Devops, Cameo EA or similar tools

  • Understanding of automation techniques

  • Experience with Linux or Unix command line execution

  • Experience working in a multi-discipline environment

Education and Experience Requirements:
Typically requires a Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience OR
6 years of relevant experience with a Master's degree

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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Why you should apply for a job to RTX:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2019

  • 4.1/5 in overall job satisfaction

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

  • 78% would recommend this company to other women

  • 79% say the CEO supports gender diversity

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  • Programs are also available for dependent and adult care, family leave, college planning, counseling and personal convenience services.

  • We provide programs that offer solutions to life’s challenges, including a variety of flexible work arrangements and paid time off.

  • Employees may participate in tax-advantaged accounts to pay for eligible health and dependent care expenses with pretax dollars.