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Hypersonic Guidance Systems Engineer

Are you a results-oriented hypersonic vehicle guidance design and performance systems engineer?
Do you have a strong desire to work on projects that are critical to the defense of our nation?
Do you enjoy leading and working on dynamic teams where you share your knowledge and also learn?
If you can answer "yes" to these questions, we want to talk to you!

We are Raytheon Missile Systems, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets where you’ll be part of a diverse global team working together to solve some of the most demanding challenges on the planet. We are seeking an experienced GNC engineering professional with expertise in missile guidance design, integration, and performance analysis to develop systems for hypersonic applications.

Job Description:
This is a senior technical expert position within the Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Center performing guidance system design and analysis, integration support, and system performance assessment for hypersonic missiles. The Senior Hypersonic Guidance Systems Engineer will apply knowledge of guidance algorithms, Kalman filtering, inertial sensors, and analysis of missile performance - both in simulation and flight test. The engineer will develop solutions to complex problems that require application of advanced technical principles. The role often requires acting independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with development and implementation of hypersonic guidance system designs. The Hypersonic Guidance Systems Engineer will guide the successful completion of major program efforts and support technical leadership. The individual will represent the organization as an expert within the field of guidance and control, while interacting with senior leadership to plan and execute programs to accomplish long-range objectives.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Development of hypersonic guidance algorithm architectures and requirements
  • Implementation of advanced guidance algorithms to maximize performance of hypersonic systems
  • Coding of algorithms in higher order computer languages
  • Creation of simulation models and embedded software
  • Analysis of hypersonic air vehicle performance both in simulation and flight test

Required Education (including Major):
B.S. degree in one of the following: Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics.

Required Skills:
  • Eight (8) years of professional experience in hypersonic missile guidance design and analysis, including architecture design and trade studies, requirements development, algorithm design and implementation, and performance analysis
  • Demonstrated experience taking a hypersonic missile guidance design from concept to flight test
  • Six (6) years of experience developing or modifying code in higher level languages like FORTRAN, Ada, C++, and MATLAB.
  • Familiarity with embedded software development and hardware/software integration

Other Requirements:
  • Must have an existing or the ability to obtain a Department of Defense issued Top Secret Security clearance.
  • Must be willing to relocate to Tucson, AZ (comprehensive relocation package available)

Desired Skills:
  • MS or PhD in aforementioned disciplines
  • Research and/or applied experience in advanced guidance algorithm design techniques such as Integrated Guidance and Control
  • Experience assessing GNC system integration risks through test data analysis
  • Knowledge of system engineering design methods including requirements analysis and flow down, specification derivation and interface control documentation
  • Performance analysis by simulation including verification and validation techniques
  • Optimal guidance theory, trajectory shaping, estimation theory, analysis of random processes, non-linear Kalman filters, particle filters
  • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership and other engineering disciplines.
  • Experience leading a GNC focused development team

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.

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