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USAF CLS Program Chief Engineer

Job Description:
This position serves as the Program Chief Engineer (CE) for the Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS) Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) program within the Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Systems (ISRS) Surveillance and Targeting Systems (STS) Program Area. The Program CE dual reports to the Program Manager and the STS OSTS Product Line Chief Engineer (PLCE), and directly oversees all aspects of engineering execution on the program. Program lifecycle encompasses: Production, Engineering and Manufacturing Development of change requests, Depot Operations, Logistics Support, and Field Support efforts. Responsible for senior Customer and Raytheon leadership engagement, and coordinating efforts with factory, depot, and field operations.
The CLS Program CE is the single engineering leadership point of contact and is responsible for the engineering execution of an entire program, overseeing all technical, schedule, and financial aspects:

  • Establish and manage a program vision, strategy and goals to align the Program with the Customer and facilitate conflict resolution
  • Ensure technical integrity and engineering execution across all IPTs, CPTs, and disciplines within the Program
  • Primary program technical POC with the customer senior technical counterparts
  • Authority to manage all program engineering related activities across the program. Authority over and direct management of the lead engineers to ensure that the overall system design is optimized to meet the required performance within the project constraints (cost and schedule), and production efforts execute as planned

Required Skills:
  • Minimum of 8 years airborne systems engineering and/or whole life engineering in a production and logistics support organization
  • Experience with depot and field maintenance of sensing systems
  • Experience with engineering team leadership
  • Demonstrated successful participation on multi-disciplinary engineering teams
  • Willingness to travel periodically in support of offsite operations
  • Strong technical writing and oral communication skills, experience interfacing with customer technical and program leadership personnel
  • Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to access to 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

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with whole life engineering execution, especially logistics support and FRACA
  • Experience with production of EO/IR sensing systems and/or major subsystems
  • Experience with EO/IR laboratory and factory test systems development
  • Experience with derivation of component and product requirements from system level requirements
  • Experience with IPT or program leadership, to include control account management
  • Technical Supplier Management experience for development and production suppliers
  • Experience with RFI / proposal development, to include proposal volume leadership

Required Education:
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Optics Focus), or Physics (Optics Focus)

Desired Education:
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics, or Computer Engineering

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 will require the ability to access US only data systems
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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McKinney, Texas
United States
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