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Principal Specialist, Contracts (Hybrid) SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE!!

$77,000- $163,000/ year
Posted Jun 30
Full Time
HybridTucson, Arizona

At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Specialist, Contracts in the Air & Space Defense Systems (ASDS) strategic business unit.  ASDS focuses on key pursuits as well as development and production efforts that are critical to the future growth of Raytheon.  This role will be responsible for the leadership, management, and administration of a diverse range of contracts and proposals within the Air Dominance portfolio.  

This position is well suited for a highly motivated, well-organized Contracts professional who embraces, thrives, and enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.  Additionally, this role support a mix of proposals and contracts with our Air Force customer.  In addition to traditional Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) based contracts, there are also some Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) contract activities.   


What You Will Do:

  • Provide contracts knowledge and support in creative contracting solutions which will result in achieving program and business goals

  • Provide Request for Proposal (RFP) assessment, proposal generation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and ensure that ASDS business agreements comply with company policies

  • Support program gate reviews, program management reviews, business strategy sessions, proposal reviews, risk management activities, and all other contracts related matters affecting the Air Dominance area

  • Develop relationships with customers’ Prime Contracting Officers (PCOs)

  • Advise stakeholders of contractual rights and obligations; mitigating contractual and program risks

  • Compile and analyze data and maintain historical records


Qualifications You Must Have:

Education & Experience

  • Typically requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience, or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years' experience

  • Experience in the administration and/or management of contracts, or procurement agreements, or supply chain agreements, or legal reviews, or account management or Federal /State/ Municipal contracts administrated   

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance (Secret) is required

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance


Qualifications We Prefer:

  • Active and transferable Secret clearance preferred

  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)

  • Contractual acumen with proficiency in contracts fundamentals

  • Experience administering contracts and/or proposals

  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with customers and internal partners based on understanding, teamwork, and trust

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, where prioritization is required to be effective

  • Proven record of responsiveness with excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to adapt to changing environments and situations

  • Prior experience working in a controlled area (SCIF)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe


What We Offer

Our values drive our actions, behaviors, and performance with a vision for a safer, more connected world. At RTX we value: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Collaboration, and Innovation.

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement, and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance, and child/adult backup care.


Learn More & Apply Now!

  • RTX solves some of the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. That requires expansive thinking and bold innovation – and that, in turn, requires a culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive

  • We embrace individuality and diversity of thought to fuel opportunity for our employees, our customers, and our communities. We work toward progress, knowing that a more inclusive world is critical to our mission. Not just in this moment, but always

Please consider the following role type definition(s) as you apply for this role.


Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Raytheon Tucson, AZ Location (

Security Clearance: This position requires a security clearance. DCSA Consolidated Adjudication Services (DCSA CAS), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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.