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Principal Systems Engineer - Chief Engineer

Marlborough, Massachusetts


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The Systems Engineering Center (SEC) Department is involved in all aspects of Systems Engineering across the program lifecycle of Protected Communication Systems (PCS) programs. The SEC Department supports a variety of communications systems including Secure Switching Networks, SATCOM (including AEHF, EHF, X-Band, Ka-Band, Ku-Band, C-Band, PTW), line of sight and networking for ground based, ship, submarine, and airborne platforms. We are seeking a recognized technical leader committed to creating innovative and cost-effective solutions for our communications systems.


Raytheon Intelligence and Space (RIS) is seeking a talented engineer to join the SEC Department as a Program Chief Engineer. The Chief Engineer (CE) is the single engineering leadership point of contact and is responsible for all engineering execution of a program including technical, schedule, and financial performance.

  • Primary program engineering leadership POC with the customer counterpart
  • Establish and manage a product vision, strategy and goals to align the Program with the Customer and facilitate conflict resolution
  • Support growth opportunities to turn into captured new business
  • Responsible for the entirety of engineering execution including technical budget, cost, schedule and metrics
  • Determines & monitors technical priorities to meet cost, schedule & performance for the entire program
  • Establishes and maintains the program technical baseline, ensuring the product is optimized to meet the contractual needs and can be executed within program budget and schedule
  • Monitor and trend staffing against planned work; proactively engage with Engineering functions to ensure adequate resource assignment.
  • Ensure effective use of independent reviews and achieve on-time completion of all Program Engineering reviews
  • Responsible for the Earned Value and/or financial management of the engineering content on a program.
  • Ensures proper Engineering Risk and Opportunity management (ensures Eng risks are captured, mitigation plans in place across IPTs)
  • Provide cross-IPT technical leadership and coordination - Ensure Engineering leads assigned to program are engaged in all aspects of their program
  • Encourage a diverse workforce by promoting diverse opinions and thought processes and through staffing
Required Skills
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in Systems, Software or Hardware engineering
  • Must have proven leadership skills and behavior
  • Working knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS), IMS, & IMP tools or equivalent for managing programs
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with multidisciplinary teams of system design professionals including electrical, mechanical, software and logistics engineers
  • U.S. Citizenship status as this position requires the ability to obtain DoD Secret U.S. Security Clearance within one year of start date and will require the ability to access US only data systems
Desired Skills
  • Engineering experience on development or integration programs
  • Capability in leading an IPT or cross-function teams in program execution
  • Strong knowledge in proposal development, particularly Basis of Estimate development, and other contract deliverable artifacts
  • Skilled presenter with prior responsibility for dealing with customers, management, technical staff, and internal / external organizations
  • Experience with accountability; responsibility for prioritizing work tasks and customer requirements across multiple teams
  • Team building and motivational skills - training and developing team in disciplined engineering processes,
  • Proven leadership skills and behaviors
  • Self-motivated and capable of performing tasks with minimal oversight.
  • Strong communication, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Risk and opportunity management, scope management,
  • Knowledge of Raytheon Intelligence and Space (RIS) Engineering products, technologies, and processes
  • Active DOD Secret security clearance
Required Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) from an accredited educational institution (i.e. Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, etc.)
Desired Education
  • Master of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) from an accredited educational institution (i.e. Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, etc.)

Business Unit Profile
Raytheon Intelligence & Space delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, training, and cyber and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers in more than 40 countries around the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the business generated $15 billion in pro forma annual revenue in 2019 and has 39,000 employees worldwide. Raytheon Intelligence & Space is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

Relocation Eligible

Clearance Type

Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Integration & Test Engineering
Systems Engineering
Test Engineering

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
MA - Marlborough

Raytheon Technologies is an equal opportunity 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.


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Felicia Jackson belongs to Raytheon Technologies' employee group for veterans and those who support them. After 24 years in the Air Force, she started a new career at Raytheon Technologies. "I wanted to go where people would support me," she told us.


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