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Sr Systems Engineer II - Shipboard Systems

San Diego, California


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Raytheon's Whole Life Engineering Directorate (WLED) is made up of several disciplines whose main objective is to influence hardware and systems early in their life cycle to assure effective operation, reliability, maintainability and economical ownership by the customer and end user.

Job Description:

The Senior In-service Shipboard Systems Engineer will have the knowledge and skill sets necessary to support the LPD 17 Class Program in executing the Life-Cycle Engineering and Support (LCE&S) Contract activities on all LPD in-service ships. The ideal candidate will have the technical knowledge and experience to support in-port and underway events onboard the LPD17 Class ships including system support, troubleshooting, installation, and crew training for Raytheon ship systems as required. These LPD17 Class In-service ships are currently home-ported in San Diego, CA; Norfolk, VA; Mayport. FL; and Sasabo, Japan; additional future home-ports are possible.

Travel up to 50% of the time in support of the Navy’s directed Ship’s Availabilities and emergent support requests. Assignments may include Ship Trials, Ship Sail Away, and Sea Trials - for durations up to a month on rare occasions

The Senior In-service System Engineer will be responsible for supporting the following tasking:

  • Support in-port and underway events onboard the LPD17 Class ships including system support, troubleshooting, installation, and crew training for Shipboard Wide Area Network (SWAN) and related Information Assurance (IA) and cyber security initiatives for the information systems networks, Magnetic Signature Control System (MSCS), Navigation Data Distribution System (NDDS), Computer Information Display System (CIDS), Integrated Voice Networks (IVN), and other systems as required.
  • Ability to work with Ship’s Force at all levels in order to provide distant support/troubleshooting of hardware and software for the various Raytheon systems
  • Support various trials onboard LPD17 class ships (ie. Acceptance Trials, Final Contract Trials, INSURV, etc.)
  • Update Responsible Engineering Authority (REA) Library documents and presentations for all LPD17 systems
  • Support the development of Troubleshooting Guides
  • Develop and/or review ship installation documents and Engineering Drawings
  • Support task leads and other staff related tasks, and interface with the Raytheon Systems Engineering support team in San Diego in laboratory development and testing of system equipment and system upgrades.
  • Provide information and data to Raytheon’s Program Management and Engineering personnel concerning emergent ship needs
  • Support the generation of Technical Instruction (TI) documents to be submitted for Government approval and funding
  • Assist the Integrated Planning Yard team, Port Engineering, Regional Maintenance Coordinator and Navy Type Command in responding to requests for ISE material, technical assistance, Casualty Report responses, resource planning, and task execution
  • Assist in hardware tracking and hardware database maintenance; support ship’s 2-Kilo process and CASREP analysis
Required Skills:
  • (6+) years - Experience working in any of the following areas: shipboard networking communications, navigation, command and control and/or integrated electronic control systems
  • Experience with electronic navigation and/or network communication systems
  • Experience with hardware/software installations and troubleshooting – in a shipyard and/or shipboard environment or similar environments

Desired Skills:
  • Currently holds Secret clearance, or able to obtain an interim clearance.
  • Knowledge of integrated communications networks, including working knowledge of network servers, switches and Internet Protocols (IPs)
  • Working knowledge of Information Assurance (IA), and of recent advancements in cyber security
  • Familiarity with fundamental concepts of core Whole Life Engineering and Life Cycle Sustainment disciplines
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in work prioritization in a dynamic environment
  • Experience in working aboard Navy ships both in-port and underway to accomplish shipboard testing and troubleshooting of various interconnecting systems
  • Experience in the design/development and/or testing of electronic systems
  • Experience in work-planning and tasking to established budgets and schedules
  • Knowledge of Raytheon’s LPD 17 Class integrated shipboard electronic systems (MSCS, SWAN, ECS, SCS, IVDS, CIDS, SPS-73, IVN, & NDDS)
  • Familiarity with the SHIPMAIN maintenance and modernization process.
  • Familiarity with logistics support products
  • Familiarity with the Raytheon Ship’s Self Defense System (SSDS)
  • Working knowledge of activities of a Regional Maintenance Center, and other Navy waterfront resources
  • Working knowledge of planning yard maintenance and modernization documentation
  • Relevant knowledge and understanding of the duties of Ship’s Force officers
  • Technical team leadership experience in a cross functional team
  • Familiarity with the principles of Systems Engineering and Systems Integration to the extent of proposing engineering upgrades in response to technical systemic problems, component obsolescence and/or the emergence of new and superior technologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and make presentations to Industry and Navy staff members
  • Working knowledge of Integrated Voice Networks (IVN)

Required Education:

BS/BA degree in a STEM major related to this job description.


Business Unit Profile
Headquartered in Tewksbury, Mass., IDS has 28 locations around the world. Its broad portfolio of weapons, sensors and integration systems supports its customer base across multiple mission areas including air and missile defense systems; missile defense radars; early warning radars; naval ship operating systems; command, control, communications, computers, cyber and intelligence (C5I) systems; air traffic management; cyber and other advanced technologies. IDS provides affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

Relocation Eligible

Clearance Type

Computer/Management Information Systems
Cyber Jobs
Data Networking
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Technology
Hardware Engineering
Integration & Test Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Network Communications Research
Systems Engineering
Test Engineering

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
CA - San Diego

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