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Raytheon Technologies Systems Engineer - X-Lab Deputy Chief Architect in Schriever AFB, Colorado

Principal Systems Engineer

Colorado Springs, CO

The Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications Experimentation Laboratory (C2BMC X-Lab) is a very fast paced and dynamic environment. The X-Lab is responsible for developing and integrating future-capability prototypes for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) including Sensor/Weapon Integration, Algorithm Development, User Interface Development and other critical leading-edge missile defense technologies. The X-Lab has a need to augment the team with a mid-level systems engineer that holds a Secret clearance (TS/SCI is desirable)

Job Responsibilities:

Design, modify, verify and direct a disciplined system architecture approach to the defined elements and capabilities within C2BMC.

Perform analysis of the system performance and cueing of BMDS sensors

Contribute toward the development of future capabilities such as track processing, sensor management, tasking, cueing, discrimination, BMDS architecture maturation

Participate in developing, executing, and analyzing the results of various tests of the prototype in a lab environment as needed

Direct system design and integration of R&D efforts with the C2BMC baseline system and contribute to other ongoing X-Lab projects as needed

Assess how the C2BMC prototype system performs using state vectors, integrating source tracks into the prototype and assessing track processing results, generating and assessing concurrent radar and sensor tracks during M&S and live flight test events, and enhancing experimental prototypes based on results of these activities

Apply results to identify and work to enhance C2BMC for future operations

Non-standard work hours are highly likely during event execution and a small amount of travel may be required

Required Skills and experience:

Expertise in full cycle systems engineering of new capabilities

Capability and requirement derivation based on customer needs

Operations Concept (OPSCON) & Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development

System and subsystem decomposition

Use case, system requirements, performance specification development, and UML modeling

System interface design & Interface Control Document development

Conducting and participating in peer reviews

Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

Leadership of a team composed of multiple disciplines

Analysis tool development using MATLAB, Excel, S-Code, Satellite Toolkit (STK), etc.

Operating systems experience with Windows & Unix/Linux

Algorithm design and implementation

DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)

Theory and application of the BMDS

Theory and application of command and control systems

Theory and application of track correlation algorithms

Probability theory and optimal state estimation

Familiarity with the application and use of systems engineering tools for requirements management

Coding skills a plus (Java, C++, and shell scripts)

Using the Agile methodology for software development


Bachelor’s Degree

in Math, Science, Engineering or related technical field

with a minimum of 8 years of experience. Additional experience may be substituted in lieu of degree

Sec+ certification required


The primary work location is the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) located on Schriever AFB, CO.

Minimum current Secret Clearance required.

Candidate holding a TS or TS/SCI a plus. Must be able to obtain a NATO SECRET clearance upon joining the exercise team.

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



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.