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Senior Principal EW Systems Architect (Onsite) *$50k Sign On Bonus*, GOLETA, CALIFORNIA

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Goleta, California

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United States of America


CA601: Goleta (EW) Bldg H01 6380 Hollister Avenue Building H01, Goleta, CA, 93117 USA

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**Min $50k sign on bonus for external hires only**

Raytheon Self-Protect Systems (SPS) Systems Engineering department in Goleta, California is seeking a Sr. Principal EW Systems Architect committed and passionate about creating innovative and cost-effective mission solutions to support the Global Spectrum Dominance business area relating to Electronic Support (ES) and Electronic Attack (EA) capability development. 

The System Architect is responsible for:

Defining the program system functions, developing the system architecture, and allocating system functions to architectural elements to ensure the completeness and integrity of the architecture models.

Conducting tradeoffs to determine relative requirement priorities, acceptable performance, cost, and schedule taking into account such factors as technology risk, projected market size, likely competitive moves, economic trends, political regulatory requirements, project organization, stakeholder concerns, and the appropriate quality attributes of the system. 

Manages hardware and software design compliance to the architecture throughout the lifecycle of the project and helps verify the system.

Investigates and documents the customer’s enterprise that clarifies their needs, motivations or expectations for the program/pursuit, and specifically for the architecture efforts that will guide future activities. 

Required Skills: 

Typically, a minimum of 10 years of RF/EW/RADAR systems engineering design and requirements engineering experience

Experience collaborating with teams to support system lifecycle and product maturity  (design reviews, internal gate reviews, independent reviews).

Formal Systems Engineering (V-model; requirements, design, development, I&T, V&V) experience

Experience with developing Systems Architecture deliverables using frameworks such as DODAF, UAF, Zachman, FEAF, ATAM, etc.

Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (Tools such as: Cameo Enterprise Architecture/Systems Modeler/MagicDraw (SysML, UPDM 2.0, UAF), digital thread concepts, digital engineering, MBSE with DevSecOps)

Experience with working in teams of multi-disciplined engineers through various stages of the system lifecycle.

Experienced presenter preparing and presenting reports and briefings both orally and written.

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

Must be a U.S. Citizen with Active (or active within past 24 months) DoD Secret Clearance

Must have the ability to obtain and maintain SAP (Special Access Programs). This SAP must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Desired Skills:   

Experience in developing real-time mission systems with integrated software and hardware solutions. Understanding of architectural practices used to enable systems development with robust traceability and coverage of system requirements.

Experience with different systems engineering methodologies for MBSE such as MagicGrid or Harmony

Strong RF experience and knowledge of microwave modules

Experience with Agile DevSecOps delivery pipelines and software development principals

Experience with tools such as Matlab/Simulink, DOORS, DNG, Cameo, Jira, and Confluence

Experience in Digital Thread concepts and realization in the development lifecycle

Technical team leadership experience of minimum of three engineers.

Earned Value Management / Cost Account Management experience

Experience with security requirements and architectural impact to mission systems

Active DoD Top Secret clearance with investigation within five years


Typically, a 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).

Relocation assistance available provided final candidate meets eligibility requirements

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the Referral Awarding.

The salary range for this role is 112,000 USD – 236,000 USD; however, Raytheon Technologies considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

Raytheon Technologies 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.

RTX Raytheon Intelligence & Space / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01606314  2023.05.06 

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