Senior Director / Chief Engineer - Large Mission Area

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
Job Description:

Raytheon Missiles & Defense is interested in an experienced senior engineer to serve as the
Land Warfare & Air Defense (LW&AD) Mission Area Chief Engineer (MACE) at one of our Northeast locations. The candidate will report directly to the RMD Chief Engineer and is accountable for technical leadership, managing, developing and leading chief engineers within the mission area and execution of LW&AD Mission Area programs.


Additionally, the LW&AD Mission Area Chief Engineer is one of the senior Engineering representatives in this location area and a senior leader in the Office of the Chief Engineer organization. In this role, the candidate is accountable for advising the RMD Chief Engineer on key technical discriminators and solving the most challenging and complex issues. The candidate interfaces with Mission Area and Program Chief Engineers, Engineering Directors, Program Directors and Operations Directors to resolve issues and actions. The candidate in this role is also responsible for technical trades across LW&AD to meet performance, cost and schedule.

The role will also work on strategic initiatives that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of RMD program engineering within their strategic mission area. This role includes providing strategic direction on program-level research and development activities, and developing a strong technical understanding of the products across the LW&AD portfolio.


As the LWAD Mission Area Chief Engineer, the candidate:
  • Establishes a technical execution strategy for a specific Mission Area within RMD Engineering that ensures programs meet all their cost, technical performance and schedule requirements.
  • Provides strategic direction on program-level research and development activities, and develops a strong technical understanding of the products across the program specific portfolio
  • Ensures accountability for technical execution is demonstrated through product-level Chief Engineers, and serves as the escalation point for some of the most complex programmatic challenges during execution phases.
  • Advances relationships with portfolio product customers and uses existing connections to deepen Raytheon's business relationships within the broader aerospace community
  • Orchestrates the engineering response to technical issues in LW&AD Mission Area, staffing needs and skills balance across all programs
  • Key leader on the Mission Areas Leadership team, communicates, aligns and advocates leadership on Mission Area teams technical progression, issues and successes.

Qualifications you must have
  • 14+ years professional experience in the aerospace/defense industry
  • Experience leading managing 1,000+ engineering and support staff
  • Experience as a Senior Engineering Leader of large multi-disciplinary teams
  • Broad expertise in the following: design, development, production, system integration, test, verification, qualification, and certification.
  • Leadership experience in live flight tests, ground tests
  • Security Clearance: Existing DoD Secret clearance or higher
  • Requires a University degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)
  • Experience in engaging with executive level customers
  • Embraces professionally growing chief engineers
  • Experience in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams.
Qualifications we value:
    • Advanced Degree preferred
    • Professional experience in aerospace/defense industry with emphasis on sensors and effectors, their design, integration and verification
    • Demonstrated leader of integrated product teams in HW, SW, Systems Engineering or Production
    • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team environment with positive interaction
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a complex environment
    • Demonstrated ability to define and drive technical execution plans
    • Demonstrated ability to lead failure investigation teams to root cause determination
    • Demonstrated expertise in transition to production
    • International experience
    • Strong network with OCE, customer community and aerospace industry
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