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Space Systems - Senior Level – IV&V / STE Section Manager - SSBI

Job Description:
The section manager performs direct line management activities for 10-15 engineers responsible for IV&V and STE for space programs and is a key technical contributor to the program(s) supported by the section. The SM activities include career development and performance evaluation and management of their people, resource acquisition and allocation, championing best engineering practices, actively engaging with programs to facilitate and ensure proper execution, and development of proposals. The SM ensures two-way communication for section members, serves as a day to day liason to the programs ensuring technical, cost and schedule parameters, as well as overseeing section member job assignments, performance and recognition.

Responsibilities include coordinating program staffing needs and optimizing staffing across skills and experience to meet demand of mission area. In addition, the SM will team with Department Manager in the execution of Center and SAS engineering golas and will be expected to participate in Department and Center level meetings. The SM, like their employees, should have demonstrable expertise in space systems, systems engineering, production support, and leadership experience. Section managers will engage regularly with program IPTLs in producing EACs and proposals and will facilitate the department/center level approvals of such. Section managers will engage regularly with the Program Area Chief Engineer (PACE) to communicate and coordinate changes in staffing needs. Section managers will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the technical roadmaps for the capabilities offered by their section. Organization and strong communication skills are required for regular day to day face time with operations, chief engineers, department managers and program managers to ensure proper support to the Space Systems mission area.


Required Skills

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in systems engineering product development, verification and production support.
  • Experience with space hardware requirements, assembly, integration and verification
  • In depth experience with test equipment architecture, design, build and operation
  • Advocate for application of systems engineering best practices across product life cycle
    • Effective use of DOORS, MS Excel, MS Word and MS Project to develop, manage and sell off requirements
  • Experience building strong relationships and effectively partnering with internal resources
    • Interest in developing people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Active SSBI security clearance is required

Desired Skills
  • Electro Optical Sensors
  • Digital and RF circuit design
  • Earned value and cost account management experience
  • Experience with fundamental space system modeling and analysis (power, mass, etc...)
  • Proficiency in Matlab, Python and Labview in support of test data capture, reduction and analysis

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

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.


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
El Segundo, California
United States
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