Principal Innovation Technologist

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

Raytheon Missile and Defense (RMD) Digital Technology (DT) Advanced Technology and Digital Transformation (ATDT) directorate is looking for a creative, curious, enthusiastic and technically-oriented technologist to advance digital capabilities and technologies that will drive program growth and operational efficiency. The technologist will primarily focus on the following areas - 1) research, development and prototyping of emerging technologies, 2) incubating promising capabilities to understand their potential application and business value to RMD, 3) socializing and advocating capabilities with stakeholders, leaders, customers and vendors, and 4) supporting employee innovation resources including labs and events, and leading ideation and technical workshops, and conducting technology consultations. To accomplish these objectives, this role partners across the DT function, the RMD business, Raytheon Technologies (RTX) company, academic institutions and industry organizations.
Pursuits center on demonstrations and proofs of concept/value that show how emerging capabilities can provide new business value for RMD or RTX as a whole. The technologist must be comfortable with many forms of digital and emerging capabilities and interested in researching the latest advances in emerging technologies. The ability to lead, coordinate, document and contribute technically to a project is required.

The technologist must challenge the status quo, consider different perspectives and possess an ability to clearly articulate emerging and digital capabilities and how they may impact RMD and RTX use cases to different groups of technologists, engineers, managers, executives and customers. The technologist must be able to communicate their point of view both verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling manner. This job requires a blend of strategic thinking, business acumen, technical expertise, curiosity, and technical leadership. The role is expected to elevate, educate and impact RMD by producing innovative and disruptive approaches for important enterprise use cases. The successful technologist is one who is energetic and enjoys tinkering with emerging technologies on their own time.

Job Duties:
  • Staying current with the latest trends in emerging technologies, digital technology usage, and manufacturing technologies.
  • Researching and prototyping with the latest advances in digital and emerging technologies, determining their applicability to RMD and RTX, and documenting and sharing results.
  • Socializing and advocating digital and emerging technologies and their potential with peers, stakeholders, leaders and customers.
  • Investigating digital workplace space and utilization capabilities that enable shared and reservation based collaboration spaces in physical offices.
  • Partnering with stakeholders, customers and vendors to produce proof of concepts and demonstrations of emerging capabilities applied to specific business-relevant use cases.
  • Leading and participating in innovation, ideation and learning events, workshops, and demonstrations both in person and remote.
  • Leading and supporting partnerships and engagements with academic institutions.
  • Support and maintain lab based hardware and software.

Minium Required Skills:
  • Bachelors degree in computer science, software engineering, information systems or an IT/STEM related degree and 8+ years of direct experience or a Master degree in IT or STEM and 6+ year of direct experience.
  • Experience with ability to analyze business needs/gaps and identify opportunities to employ innovative solutions that further business and function objectives.
  • Experience and hands on experience with at least one of the following emerging technologies Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), edge computing, mixed reality, cloud computing, or 5G.
  • Experience with or some of the following information technology disciplines - architecture, applications development, infrastructure, storage, and networking.
  • Experience researching emerging and digital technologies to identify their ability to address business needs.
  • Experience with at least one of the following IT methodologies and working knowledge of the others agile project management, waterfall project management, and DevOps.
  • Must be able to work on site and remotely and travel up to 10%.

Highly Desired Skills:
  • Experience with innovation processes and methods around design thinking, ideation, crowdsourcing and brainstorming.
  • Experience managing multiple and sometimes conflicting or ambiguous priorities, extended work schedules, and short time constraints.
  • Experience with some of the following emerging technologies and their use cases artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, data science, data analytics, Blockchain, augmented reality, virtual reality, sensors, wearable and mobile computing, spatial computing, location based services, human machine interfaces, digital personal assistants, and robotics.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills. Must be comfortable presenting to senior leaders and large groups.
  • Ability to form strong working relationships across the business and to influence others without having direct authority.
  • Experience leading and facilitating projects and efforts that are cross functional and dynamic.
  • An ability to build and participate in communities of innovation and collaboration across the enterprise.
  • Solid understanding and experience programming in at least one modern programming language.
  • Experience installing, configuring and administering operating systems such as Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS or Android.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to think with a startup/entrepreneurial mindset.

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.171353

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