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Space Systems – Program Chief Engineer (110327BR)

This position is for a Program Chief Engineer within the Space Systems (SS) Mission Area of Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business. The SS Program Chief Engineer has the responsibility of ensuring the technical integrity and successful execution of a large Space Systems Program, including IRAD and related pursuits. This position reports to the Program Manager and interfaces directly with customers across all phases of the program lifecycle. Internal to the program, the Chief Engineer will interface with the product teams. External to the program, this position interfaces with the Program Area Chief Engineer, Business Area Chief Engineer and Functional Managers as well as non-engineering organizations such as finance, operations, supply chain, contracts and mission assurance.

The Chief Engineer will:
  • Maintain technical baseline control within fixed cost and schedule constraints
  • Act as the bridge between program management and technical staff
  • Foster culture in-line with high performance and cohesive teams necessary to meet the technical, schedule and cost challenges
  • Lead configuration control board, engineering review board, and risk review board
  • Identify engineering resource gaps
  • Monitor performance through technical performance measures
  • Provide technical leadership in architecture definition and trades, requirements analysis, CONOPs, algorithms, interface definition, hardware and software design, procurement, integration, validation and verification

Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum 12 years work experience
  • Experience as Chief Engineer on a large space program or another role providing technical leadership to a large engineering team
  • Experience providing technical leadership throughout the entire space product life cycle
  • Experience in development (design, fabrication, integration & test) of high reliability space electronics with preference in RF electronics
  • Experience with the technical review and approval of all proposals and Gates to ensure technical and execution feasibility
  • Experience with identifying critical staffing resources to ensure staffing plans to address technical development areas
  • Experience with developing and presenting technical briefings to the customer and company Management
  • Experience effectively leading teams of technical experts to resolve challenging technical problems
  • Experience identifying engineering resources needed to get required engineering work product requirements done (people, processes, facilities & tools)
  • Experience establishing and maintaining working relationship with all levels of the organization, including customers, users, and other peer groups
  • DOD Top Secret and/or SCI with current SSBI
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
  • Ability to access US only data systems

Desired Skills:
  • Technology strategy planning
  • Testing activities such as thermal, vibration and EMI testing
  • STE design, testing or operation
  • FPGAs
  • Software integration and test, configuration management
  • Working with operations staff, sub-contractors, team members and customers
  • Cost and schedule management using a government approved Earned Value Management System
  • Integrated Product Team Lead (IPTL) or line engineering management experience
  • Proposal management, from initial pursuit and capture planning to proposal delivery

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Math, Science or related STEM degree

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons.

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, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI
El Segundo, California
United States
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