Department Leader of Airframes and Advanced Effectors

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
Whats YOUR Mission?

Here at Raytheon Technologies, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. Were inspired by a noble mission thats shared by employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.


Business Unit Profile

A global business headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, Raytheon Missiles & Defense brings customers the industrys most advanced end-to-end solutions, delivering the advantage of one innovative partner to detect, track and defeat threats. RMD supports 29 countries around the world with a broad portfolio which includes air and missile defense systems, precision weapons, radars, command and control systems, and advanced defense technologies. RMD provides affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base; we are one team with the expertise to look across the entire mission area and quickly deliver comprehensive solutions.

Job Summary:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture.

Raytheon Missiles and Defense (RMD), a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civilian markets, is seeking an experienced leader for the Airframes and Advanced Effectors (AAE) mechanical design department, a subset of the Mechanical Products Team (MPT). This leader will be responsible for a department focused on design, development and test of missile systems for critical requirements, including air-to-air, strike, surface Navy air defense, land combat missiles, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles, and direct energy weapons. The vision of the MPT is to be the premier organization for mechanical design and analysis of air and missile defense systems, precision weapons, radars, undersea systems, command and control systems and advanced defense technologies through our world class people, and technology. To create trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place.


Are you interested in leading a department responsible for developing and integrating hardware on the front-end of the business, often employing advanced materials, technology, and approaches in order to provide enabling technology to the customer? Hypersonic systems? Underwater launched systems? Air-launched systems? We have a diverse team and employ engineers with a variety of backgrounds in order to effectively meet a large number of different customer needs on time.

The primary work location will be on-site at the Raytheon Tucson office.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to, lead and manage the Airframes and Advanced Effectors department including the following:
  • Lead continuous improvement of our People, Processes, Tools, and Products.
  • Reviewing program status, executing corrective actions, assisting the Center Manager and Director in all areas related to Directorate operations including program/proposal staffing, cost proposal preparation and approval, personnel development and growth, performance development process, direction of RMD initiatives and controlling overhead expenses.
  • Extensive interaction with Program Managers, CPT and IPT Leads, and Directorate Managers to achieve business objectives.
  • Ensuring compliance with all phases of the Gate process for all assigned capture activities and programs to maximize business performance.
  • Monitor all EACs, Earned Value and develop tracking books to ensure program execution meets or exceeds program execution expectations.
  • Develop partnerships across RMS Engineering, Raytheon, industry, and academia to facilitate strategic capability development
  • Support business needs through appropriate hiring and staffing.
  • Ensure appropriate staff development through effective performance management including goal setting, career development, training, developmental task assignments, and ratings.
  • Provide effective guidance, coaching and leadership to Section Leaders for effective execution of the design and development process.
  • Support leadership alignment to define and achieve the strategic vision for the Sensors and Shipboard Effectors Center and MPT organization.
  • Champion respect, ethics and diversity initiatives within the organization


    This position requires the ability to obtain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

    Qualifications you must have:

  • Twelve (12)+ years engineering experience to include leadership roles
  • Experience working with DoD customers
  • Experience in leadership of technical engineering teams driving technical and cost performance
  • Experience preparing both technical and cost proposals, the ability to critically review proposals
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace, Engineering Science, Math, or other Engineering discipline
  • 6+ years of experience in hardware design, development, and/or test, preferably of defense-related components or systems
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance prior to the start date.
  • U.S. citizenship is required
  • Willing to relocate to Tucson, AZ (relo package available)


Qualifications we value:
  • Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace, Engineering Science, Math, or other Engineering disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cultural and organizational change
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Strong judgment and decision making abilities
  • Able to effectively work multiple tasks and priorities, with excellent follow through and persistence to complete tasks
  • Experience strong technical and management background
  • Knowledgeable in the technologies and design lifecycle of missile products
  • DoD Secret or Top-Secret Clearance
  • Experience with thermal and structural analyses or with analysts to specify requirements and design to environments
  • Experience in airframe development, electronics packaging, mechanisms, for missiles or similar applications
  • Demonstrated collaboration with cross-disciplined teams, using trust, respect, and innovation to drive results towards a shared vision
  • Prior section leader experience, department leader experience, Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead experience
  • Understands effective talent development and staffing
  • Experience with hiring and personnel management.
  • Experience with critical conversations
  • EVMS certification, PMX Level 6 certified
  • Knowledgeable about EAC and Proposal review process
  • Experience presenting to Customers and Senior leaders
  • Strong understanding of RMD IPDS gates and processes
  • Solid understanding and application of EV metrics (CPI, SPI, TCPI, BAC, EAC, LRE, etc.)
  • Experience in risk and opportunity management
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