Principal Systems Engineer Platform Integration/Flight Test

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
Are you an engineer who wants hands on experience working with missile hardware and the platforms that deliver that hardware?
Do you intentionally work toward getting the job done instead of doing the job?

If you are ready to bring your talent and skills to the world leader in missile systems, we want to talk to you! We are Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) and we design, develop, integrate, test and produce 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 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 Integration and 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 Weapons & Platforms Center (W&PC) ) is currently searching for a Sr. Platform Integration and Flight Test Engineer. This position may be required manage a small team, but will be tasked with the responsibility for 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. This position is responsible for interface 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.

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

Job Description:

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

Engage with programs to ensure proper engineering rigor throughout the product life cycle, with specific emphasis on integration and verification test environments, processes and execution tasks. Collaborate across domains and with directorate test architects to define optimum test strategies for assigned programs. Support proposals, review basis of estimates (BOEs) and prepare reviews in support of W&PC tasks. Effectively execute 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 may include:
  • Develop and verify test plans and procedures.
  • Utilize lab / field test equipment for testing and troubleshooting
  • Develop and influence test objectives collaboratively with HIL, TSSC and Systems leads on the respective programs.
  • Perform integration and/or field test teams for: missile builds and data analysis, qualification testing, design verification testing, hardware integration, aircraft integration, and flight testing.
  • Provide programmatic coordination and technical oversight of units under tests that entails the build, test and integration, including review and analysis of acceptance data for both lab and field test activities.
  • Compile and analyze test data and provide detailed reports of the results.
  • Should test failures occur, perform root cause and corrective action analysis as required.
  • Accountable for pedigree control and completeness of all documentation.
  • Able to 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
  • Provide proposal support including writing of Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for integration and field test support requests from customers
  • Able to travel to domestic field sites on occasion

Required Experience & Skills:

U.S Citizenship required

This position requires a minimum of Eight (8) years of experience with a BS degree. The candidate must be capable of lifting at least 25 pounds and performing work in an industrial environment

The candidate shall demonstrate a minimum of 6 of the required skills listed below:
  • Working knowledge of Earned Value Management Systems
  • Experience developing and implementing configuration control of products and drawings
  • Knowledge of platform interfaces and strong experience testing of the relationship between the Interface Control Document (ICD) and weapon system
  • 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 System Integration Labs (SIL), Ground Mounts, and Waterfront Integration Tests (WITs)
  • Working knowledge of Debris Hazard Analysis and the models and simulations which generate splash patterns and flyouts
  • Knowledge of Link Margin Analysis, and have working experience with telemetry data capture
  • Experienced in Failure Review, Failure Investigation and Root Cause and Correction Action Boards.
  • Experienced with Verification and Validation methods and associated activities

Desired Experience & Skills:
  • Knowledge of Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment and Classified computer security requirements
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Capable of making real-time decisions and coordinating with range to ensure test points are properly captured
  • Able to perform successfully in an environment with direct interaction with customers and peers
  • Strong customer relationship experience
  • Must be MS certified Program Manager Level 6 within six months of hire date (MS)
  • 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
  • Some experience with engineering team/project leadership

Required Education:

Bachelors degree in Engineering or Related field (Preferred Majors: Electrical, Aerospace, Mechanical, Software, Physics or Systems Engineering) and 8 years of relevant experience.

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.



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