Aerodynamics Section Lead

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
About Us:
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, you have the opportunity to try new things and make a bigger difference across a broader end-to-end solution, a richer technology and product set, an expanded range of disciplines, a growing global footprint and a more diverse team of colleagues and customers.
Job Summary:
The Algorithm & Simulation (A&S) Directorate is responsible for algorithm development including Guidance, Navigation, and Control; radio frequency (RF) and electro-optical/infrared (EO-IR) Signal Processing; and missile-and-sensor-level Modeling and Simulation for RMD's broad portfolio of projects, programs and products. The Flight Sciences department, within Guidance, Navigation and Control is looking for motivated and dependable engineers with subject matter expertise in aerodynamic design and analysis for missile systems to perform in the role of Aerodynamics Section Lead at our Tucson, AZ location.
Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • The Aerodynamics Section Lead will have a technical role on at least one program in addition to performing the day-to-day leadership of a group of aerodynamics engineers, with the primary responsibility of ensuring that each employee has suitable work assignments and opportunities for growth and advancement.
  • In this role, you will perform leadership duties including performance development and appraisal, salary planning, manpower planning, career coaching, and ensuring adherence to company policies.
  • You will contribute to the technical oversight of employees, monitor program execution, and provide subject matter expertise in direct support of program efforts and proposal activities.
  • You will model a commitment to our ethics and values and support an inclusive and collaborative work environment.
  • You will be part of the Flight Sciences Department leadership team within the Algorithm and Simulation directorate.
An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) additional years of experience.

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering or Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics
  • Minimum ten (10) years of work experience in aerodynamic design, analysis and testing, with at least six (6) of these years in missile systems applications
  • Experience with supersonic or hypersonic air vehicle design
  • Experience with at least four of the following: vehicle design for stability and control; aerodynamic prediction; wind tunnel testing; aerodynamic model generation; trajectory simulation; flight test planning and data analysis; and aerodynamic uncertainty quantification and modeling
  • Experience coding in MATLAB and C++
  • An active and in-scope Secret US security clearance
Qualifications We Value:
  • Aerodynamics experience with subsonic and transonic air vehicles
  • Experience in aerothermal analysis and computational fluid dynamics
  • Experience in propulsion modeling and integration
  • Ability and desire to facilitate career growth and knowledge transfer
  • Desire to empower employees, lead and motivate teams, and foster collaboration
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, and decision making skills
  • Previous experience in a functional or leadership role
  • Ability to collaborate with subordinates customers and other organizations and disciplines.
  • Ability to implement strategic goals established by functional leadership across the organization and support employees in achieving them
  • Masters/PhD Degree in an Engineering discipline, Computer Science, Math or Physics
What We Offer:
Whether you are just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.
Additional Details:
This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of Americas 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of natures best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucsons fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.


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