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Flight Test Director / Systems Engineer

Job Description:
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) is the provider of AESA Radar Systems which provide the war fighter with the most accurate and timely information available for the network-centric battlefield. The Systems Engineering Integration and Test Center (SEIT) organization is seeking committed engineering leaders who are passionate about creating innovative and cost-effective solutions for the warfighter.

We are seeking a candidate with strong leadership and flight test experience as a Flight Test Planner, Flight Test Systems Engineer, and Mission Director to become a member of the Tactical Radar Systems Department as a Flight Test Planner and Mission Director within the Systems Engineering Integration and Test Center.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:
  • Translating test project technical requirements into executable flight tests
  • Authoring and editing flight test and safety plans
  • Supporting customer Technical Review Boards and Safety Review Boards
  • Completing laser safety planning (DoD, FAA, and Laser Clearinghouse)
  • Coordinating and scheduling test activities with major Test Ranges
  • Creating test profiles
  • Developing test matrices, mission flows, and card decks for test missions
  • Directing test missions as a Mission Director aboard the Raytheon Multi-Program Testbed or other Raytheon platforms
  • Generating quick look reports and flight test summary reports

Additional responsibilities for this position include:
  • Analyzing system requirements and defining testing criteria of the requirements at the software and system level
  • Troubleshooting flight systems, computer systems, software problems, and networking connectivity issues
  • Interface with system hardware and software teams to resolve technical issues during the integration and testing phases.
  • Analyzing avionics and flight data products and draft reports for presentation
  • Performing post flight data processing, flight video editing, and rendering
  • Performing detailed analysis of flight and laboratory test data

Overall this position will support flight test for major AESA, Gen 5/6, EO/IR, and SAS development programs. Ideal candidates for this requisition should possess an engineering degree and have direct flight test and mission planning experience. A 1-step higher salary grade will be considered for the right candidate.

Required Skills:
  • 4+ years of relevant flight test experience
  • 6+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • Familiarity with systems flight test planning, safety planning, test techniques, and test conduct
  • Ability to multi-task and problem-solve while working in high paced, high demand laboratory and flight test environments
  • Ability to effectively interface with senior-level leaders, external customers, end users & analysts
  • Ability to work flexible non-standard hours (ie – 2nd shift, 3rd shift, and weekends) on an occasional basis in support of laboratory and flight tests
  • Ability to hold an FAA Class III medical certificate
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.
  • Active Secret or higher Security Clearance with the ability to obtain SAP/SAR clearances
  • Willing to travel on occasion to CONUS flight test sites

Desired Skills:
  • Strongly desired experience with radar systems
  • Strong desire to learn, take initiative and contribute in a team-oriented environment
  • Control room experience (especially as test director or test conductor)
  • Strong aviation background to include professional (military or civil) and/or private flight experience
  • Familiarity with aircraft flight operations, aviation terminology, and radio procedures
  • Experience with system-level IV&V of hardware and software products, engineering principles, and work products
  • Ability or aptitude to troubleshoot flight test systems, computer systems, software, and networking connectivity issues
  • Experience with developing analysis tools and performing data analysis
  • Experience with relevant computer systems and languages (i.e. ForeFlight, MATLAB, MS Office, Python, C++, Java, Linux)

Required Education:
  • BS Degree in Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Physics, or technical science degree

Desired Education:
  • MS in Engineering, Math, Computer Science, or Physics with emphasis in computer systems
  • Graduate of USAF TPS, USNTPS, NTPS, Empire TPS, or EPNER (or equivalent flight test engineer curriculum)
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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Security Clearance:
Secret
Location:
El Segundo, California
Country:
United States
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