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Space Systems Chief Engineer

Company: RTX
Location: Hawthorne
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Would you like to be part of the new space movement? Do you have the leadership gene? Raytheon Intelligence & Space is the place for you. In the last few years you might have seen in your social media feed amazingly beautiful images of the Earth from space in exquisite detail. Or perhaps images in the news forecasting the weather and reporting on natural disasters. Behind many of these amazing images are the technologies and innovations created by the engineers at Raytheon Intelligence & Space. Situated in sunny Southern California, a location rich in aerospace history, we have unparalleled heritage in advanced sensing systems for space exploration, national security and civil space. We are actively seeking engineers to help evolve our technology and grow our business into new domains and markets. Are you up to the challenge? Were looking for you. Systems Engineering Center is seeking a Space Systems Chief Engineer with domain knowledge in EO/IR systems, RF systems, Space, and capable of leading a technical team. Our team is developing the next generation of space systems architecture, space systems, and space mission payloads. We would like to hear from you if you have the initiative and qualifications in Space Developments and Architecture.

Job Description:

In this position, the candidate will be accountable for the technical execution of the program and for supporting a cost-effective system solution. This senior technical position requires a top performer with strong space systems engineering, RF systems, and EO/IR payload domain knowledge. It also requires the ability to work in a multi-disciplined, cross functional team in the execution of program goals. This role will require regular engagement with the customer as well as with internal Engineering teams, and active participation in customer and program technical reviews. The Chief Engineer will serve as the key technical interface to the customer to determine the technical solution to their requirements. The candidate also plans, organizes, and leads technical reviews, supports the day-to-day operations, provides suggestions for technical decisions and designs, and interfaces directly with the Program Manager. The candidate will be responsible for meeting all technical requirements on the program.

Responsibilities of the Chief Engineer include:

Provide technical leadership on space payload development in both RF and EO domains

Develop the technical vision and strategies of the program

Develop integration activities

Implement the technical vision and strategies of the program

Provide project technical leadership and coordination

Lead program readiness and design reviews

Coordinate closely with the Program Manager regarding budget and schedule

Provide engineering program execution and technical leadership, including on proposal development

Provide engineering inputs to gates and independent reviews.

Establish and maintain the program technical baseline, ensuring the product meets contractual needs, and establish technical baseline artifacts

Provide technical support in developing and maintaining the analysis to predict overall system performance

Prepare and deliver technical presentations to both internal and external customers

Provide engineering authority to all decisions impacting product integrity, system performance, and system functionality.

Coordinate, write, and deliver technical presentations to both internal and external customers

Mentor more junior engineers

Required Skills:

Minimum 12 years of experience in either systems engineering, space development, or space payload architecture development.

Experience developing space systems

Experience in space architecture development

Ability to work within a fast paced environment

Experience with requirements development, analysis, verification and validation

Demonstrated engineering leadership experience and proven track record

Must have excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation), with prior experience in dealing with customers, management, technical staff, and internal / external organizations.

Experience leading teams and IPTs, using tools and metrics in managing activities, and interfacing with senior program and functional management

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an Active DoD Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance as of Day 1 of employment

Ability to access to US only data systems

Desired Skills:

Intimately experienced developing all aspects of space development

MBSE experience in its applicability to Space development

Agile development experience

Experience with behavior driven development (or test driven development)

Technical experience with space systems and ground systems

Experience in deploying a rigorous Integrated Product Development Process

Experience participating in critical design reviews

Experience in cost/schedule development and management (EVMS)

Skilled in proposal preparation, cost and schedule estimation and technical documentation related to contract deliverable items

Proposal support experience including writing Basis of Estimates (BOEs)

Experience in performing Mission Architecture & CONOPS analysis

System level architecture & modeling experience

Familiarity with requirements management tool such as Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)

TS/SCI clearance

Required Education:

BS/BA in Engineering, Sciences, Mathematics or other STEM discipline

Desired Education:

MS/MA in Engineering, Sciences, Mathematics or other STEM discipline

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 DoD Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance as of Day 1 of employment

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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 orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Keywords: RTX, Hawthorne , Space Systems Chief Engineer, Other , Hawthorne, California

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