Goleta, California


Raytheon Electronic Warfare (EW) Systems Engineering department in Goleta has an immediate opening for a Lead Systems Engineer (LSE) position. This role requires an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness. A background in RADAR or EW is also required. Responsibilities include guiding multi-disciplinary teams, developing customer relationships, and encouraging advanced _>_>_E=PC=8>_>@_>85); text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: openSansReg, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: pre-wrap; box-sizing: border-box; orphans: 2; widows: 2; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">solutions to meet the warfighter's evolving needs. The LSE has ownership of the system throughout its lifecycle, from concept development and requirements derivation to production, sustainment, evolution, and end-of-life.

As part of the Advanced Concepts and Technology (ACT) group, the LSE will focus on tasks which support revolutionary and evolutionary innovations. These innovations are identified and matured in collaboration with other system engineering leads, chief engineers, engineering fellows, and other disciplines, as well as with the customer community. Representative activities include algorithm development, modeling and simulation, design of RF components and circuit cards, digital and mixed-signal ICs and circuit cards, power modules, cooling solutions, mechanical structures, embedded software, FPGAs, and the associated verification activities.

We value collaboration and teamwork, passion, integrity, and continuous improvement. Employees at Raytheon receive an industry-leading benefits package to include generous paid time off, employer 401k contributions and 401k matching, excellent insurance options, parental leave, tuition reimbursement and advanced degree programs, and more.

Become a part of a growing department with 100+ engineers supporting multiple mission areas across 5 national locations. Continue to advance in your career with our established career roadmap where you can function as a key individual contributor or technical lead of one of our products. With over 50 active programs, there are multiple opportunities for hands-on integration and test of our products, design and development of subsystem architectures and algorithm development of EW capabilities in signal identification _>_>_E=PC=8>_>@_>and Sign-On Bonus.

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Required Skills:

  • Minimum 10 years related system engineering experience in EW or Radar programs including prior leadership experience.
  • Minimum 8 years in RF development/research and production for defense applications
  • Excellent Knowledge of RF/Microwave principles and system and subsystem-level analysis methodologies
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to present data and explain results to organization & customers
  • Familiarity using RF/Microwave test equipment such as a Network Analyzer with calibrations kits, Spectrum Analyzer, Signal Generator, RF Power Meter, Oscilloscope
  • Familiarity of the following RF/Microwave concepts & terminology: dB, dBc, dBi, dBm, Bandwidth, EIRP, G/T, Gain, Gain Compression, Gain Flatness, Intermodulation Products, Isolation, Noise Figure, Phase & Amplitude Settling, Phase Noise, Return Loss, Spurious, Third Order Intercept, and VSWR
  • Prior leadership experience with cross product teams in a complex multiple stakeholder environment
  • Experience in EW/RF/Microwave Systems design and development.
  • Meaningful knowledge of RF/Microwave principles and system and subsystem-level analysis methodologiesExcellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to interface with senior level executives and customers.
  • Ability to effectively lead teams of technical experienced professionals to resolve challenging technical problems.
  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams to include Mechanical, Electrical and Software.
  • Experience working with subcontractors for product development.
  • Detailed knowledge and ability to develop innovative solutions to meet the warfighter___s needs.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with Active (or active within past 24 months) DoD Secret Clearance.
  • Occasional business travel is required.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience in new business development for advanced technology, including direct customer interface and a familiarity with the DoD Science and Technology community.
  • Proposal management, from initial pursuit and capture planning to proposal delivery.
  • Knowledge of open systems architectures.
  • Able to develop near- and long-term IRAD to align with strategy and technology roadmaps.
  • Deep understanding of the underlying phenomenology of RF Hardware and Digital Signal Processing.
  • Familiarity with requirements management tool such as Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
  • Experience in programming with MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience with teaching and instruction in a technology field.
  • Top Secret security clearance and Special Access ___ SAP/SAR.

Required Education (including major):
  • Bachelor___s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline.


Desired Education (including major):

  • Master___s / Ph.D degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)


U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Benefits Offered: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays.


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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.

Goleta, California

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