Principal Flight Controls Engineer

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 (GNC) is looking for motivated and dependable senior-level engineers with subject matter expertise in flight control system design, integration support, and performance assessment for missile systems to perform in the role of Flight Controls Engineer at our Tucson, AZ location.

Theres no such thing as a perfect candidate, so dont hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If youre passionate about what you could accomplish here, wed love to hear from you.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • The Principal Flight Controls Engineer will apply knowledge of advanced control techniques, air vehicle dynamics and flight control, inertial sensors, and analysis of missile performance in simulation, ground test, and flight test.
  • In this role, you will develop solutions to complex problems that require application of advanced technical principles. You will be depended on for uncovering and resolving issues associated with development and implementation of flight control system designs.
  • You will guide the successful completion of significant program efforts from planning to execution and represent the organization as an embedded authority on program efforts within the field of flight controls.
  • You will develop flight control system architectures and requirements, implement advanced control laws to maximize performance and robustness, and program algorithms in higher order compiled computer languages.
  • You will develop missile state estimation algorithms and derive advanced algorithms and filters to compensate for flexible body, aeroservoelastic effects, and inertial coupling.
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 eight (8) years of professional experience in air vehicle flight control design and analysis
  • Course work, independent research, and/or work experience that includes a combination of at least two of the following: classical and modern control system design techniques, modeling of system dynamics, and state estimation
  • Four (4) years of experience developing or modifying code in higher level compiled languages such as Fortran, Ada, and/or C++
  • Four (4) years of experience with MATLAB and/or Simulink
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance prior to the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
Qualifications We Value:
  • Existing U.S. security clearance
  • Demonstrated ability to take an air vehicle autopilot from concept design to flight
  • Experience with embedded software development and hardware/software integration
  • Research and/or applied experience in advanced control design techniques in areas such as nonlinear, robust, optimal, adaptive, fault-tolerant, and real-time control
  • Air vehicle autopilot design experience over a wide range of aerodynamic regimes such as subsonic, transonic, supersonic, hypersonic, and non-continuum flows.
  • Experience with system identification techniques applied to flexible body dynamics, aeroservoelasticity, and inertial coupling with application of structural filters to minimize impact to control systems
  • Experience assessing GNC system integration risks through test data analysis
  • Knowledge of system engineering design methods including requirements analysis and allocation, specification derivation, and interface control documentation
  • Performance analysis by simulation, including verification and validation techniques
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership and other engineering disciplines
  • Strong collaboration skills and experience leading a GNC-focused development team
  • Masters or 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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