Principal Systems Engineer - IPT 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.

The Systems Integration and Test Directorate at RMD is responsible for the development and deployment of product test architectures, test environments and capabilities, integration and test execution for our products from design through manufacturing. The vision of Systems Test is to be a world-class leader in driving test affordability while ensuring an operationally relevant product is delivered to our service members.

The Systems Integration and Test Weapons and Platforms Center (W&PC) is currently searching for a Platform Integration and Flight Test Engineer. This position may have some responsibility for the following: executing development gate reviews, Consent to Ship (CTS), Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs) and other events, which ensure the integrity of the design, integration, verification and test processes. Other responsibilities could include verification, integration and test execution, which result in successful completion of test events including lab, platform, field / range test and associated analysis of test data. You will be an IPT Lead.

U.S. Citizenship status is required, as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Job Summary:

The position is located in Tucson Arizona with responsibilities for, verification and field-test activities, which may include the following:

Support program verification test environments, processes and execution tasks. Support proposals, review basis of estimates (BOEs) and prepare reviews in support of IVC tasks. Effectively support the design and development process. Support leadership alignment to define and achieve the strategic vision for W&PC and Systems Test organization. Champion respect, ethics and diversity initiatives within the organization.


Responsibilities to Anticipate:

Develop and verify test plans and procedures.

  • Utilize lab / field test equipment for testing and troubleshooting
  • Perform missile builds and data analysis, qualification testing, design verification testing, hardware integration, aircraft integration, and flight-testing.
  • Compile and analyze test data and provide detailed reports of the results.
  • Perform root cause and corrective action analysis as required.
  • Support field-testing with occasional travel for durations typically one to two week durations.
  • Support, create and present Consent to Ship (CTS) and Test Readiness Review (TRR) packages
  • 10 - 15% travel
  • Provide proposal support including writing of Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for integration and field test support requests from customers

Qualifications You Must have:

U.S. Citizenship required

This position requires a minimum of 8 (eight) years of experience with Bachelors degree in Engineering or Related field (Preferred Majors: Electrical, Aerospace, Software, Physics or Systems Engineering).
You must be capable of lifting at least 25 pounds and performing work in an industrial environment
Experience with a minimum of 7 of the required skills listed below:
  • Knowledge of RCC 501-01, data dictionaries, Chapter 10 data and other telemetry formats
  • Knowledge of MIL-STD-1553 and MIL-STD-1760 interfaces
  • Experienced in executing Consent to Ship and Test Readiness Reviews
  • Experienced in Failure Review, Failure Investigation and Root Cause and Correction Action Boards.
  • Experienced with Verification and Validation methods and associated activities
  • Experience and knowledge of Stinger production launchers Air to Air Launcher and Stinger Universal Vehicle Launcher preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of airworthiness requirements for platform certification
  • Experience with Missile ground vehicle integration
  • Experience with helicopter aircraft integration Apache and NATO platforms, possible in country integration support
  • Ground test experience with Shock, Vibration, HERO, EMI, Lightning, Salt Fog, Hail, Icing, Wind, Altitude, Sand
  • Leadership experience including training and mentoring early career engineers

    Qualifications We Value:

  • Good (oral and written) and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment and Classified computer security requirements
  • Capable of making real-time decisions and coordinating with range to ensure test points are properly captured
  • Able to work with and take direction from Functional Management and IPTs from multiple programs
  • Experience with direct interaction with customers and peers
  • familiarity with laboratory test equipment, electronics and software
  • Experienced creating integration and verification strategies to support efficiency improvements\\
  • Experience interpreting requirements and translating knowledge points into test plans and procedures
  • Experienced with Range test resources and planning such as badging, explosive training, security, storage, transportation, data streaming, and data capture
  • experience with engineering team/project leadership
  • Working knowledge of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)

    This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens. https://www.state.gov/security-clearances




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