Chief Systems Engineering/Test Director

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

The Raytheon IIS System Engineering Team is looking for a Test Director who will provide senior technical leadership in support of a large scale system development program. As the Test Director, you will provide key technical oversight to a diverse team of Integration & Verification (I&V) engineers in the integration, test and deployment of a high-performance radar system, for mobile surveillance program. This position will lead the IV&V execution of the Mobile Air Surveillance Radar (MASR) program, and will transition to support overall ATS Surveillance programs such as DASR, X-Band LPR, ATNAVICS, and D-RAPCON.

Individuals in this critical role will partner with the other disciplines and elements of the team to deliver program execution excellence via innovative approaches to implementing sound engineering practices and take our business to the next level through our "People" to deliver "Performance" to our many customers as we fulfill our "Purpose" to help them meet their mission needs to make the world a safer place.
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Responsibilities include:
The candidate will provide technical engineering leadership for the MASR Systems Test team under the technical guidance of the Chief Engineer. Candidates should have a history of successful program execution producing outstanding results for their team and the program.
The primary responsibility is to provide oversight and technical direction for the test engineering lifecycle to include requirements analysis, test design, system integration requirements verification, deployment and helping ensure overall configuration management of the product satisfying cost, schedule and specifications allocated to the program. The Test Director has authority over all test engineering output products to include responsibility for the program Technical Performance Measures (TPMs). The Test Director manages cost and schedule for the IV&V activities as defined in the program planning and ensures that the proper mix of resources and experience is available for the program.
The Test Director is responsible for the test strategy and the integration and verification of the system and will be a primary test program interface with the customer. The candidate will provide engineering support and technical direction for the execution of the program?s test program, test processes including baseline definition, test architecture design, verification, validation and delivery. Candidates will be responsible for definition and execution of formal testing and regression testing across deliverable releases to the program baseline - driving program performance including cost and schedule for test activities across multiple sites; coordination with the test manager of the test products, schedules and resources. Responsible for the integration with development teams in terms of understanding implications of changes to both the technical and schedule updates and their impact to test. Responsible for integration with operations from a test perspective, ensuring delivered products meet operational needs.
The Test Director plans, organizes, and helps lead technical reviews; evaluates the work of staff through subordinate levels of supervision; provides policy guidance to staff; coordinates engineering designs and builds; monitors the day-to-day operations; provides suggestions for all major technical decisions and designs; and represents engineering on the management team. The candidate will develop, maintain and track system engineering metrics consistent with the internal processes and use these metrics to improve program performance.
The Test Director will review EACs for lessons learned and risk and opportunity capture/mitigation plans. This critical role will partner with the other disciplines and elements of the IIS Engineering Org and PMO?s to help transform the business and business execution via innovative approaches and implementation of sound engineering practices
This effort includes:
?Lead engineers and support personnel in all aspects of integration and test activities.
?Provide extensive technical advice to resolve difficult test and integration implementation problems.
?Responsible for providing specialized technical advice and information to Systems and software engineering and coordinating this information across all integration and test projects.
?Prepare, evaluate and implement corrective plans based on integration and test metrics.
?Ensure that overall program integration and test plans are developed, including integration and tests to be performed at field facilities, and that procedures are written and approved in compliance with safety, quality control and organizational processes.
?Establish integration and test conduct standards and implement integration and test conduct disciplines throughout the system life cycle.
?Coordinate the performance and monitoring of integration and test activities verifying compliance with established plans, requirements and procedures, and ensuring system readiness and integrity.
?Establish and provide estimates, schedules and written proposals for integration and test projects on the MASR program.
?Interface with senior management and customers daily.
?Duties also include the planning and development of automated test scripts as required to perform automated testing.

Required Experience, Knowledge, and/or Skills:

  • Bachelor?s degree in engineering or related scientific discipline with a minimum 12 years of applicable integration and test experience on medium to large scale Systems using state-of-the-art technology
  • Experience preparing and presenting reports and briefings to senior program leadership both orally and written.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the Systems engineering lifecycle to include:
    • Performing system integration and test planning and implementation for large scale Systems using state-of-the-art technology
    • Configuration Management
    • Technical Baseline Management
    • Management and integration of COTS/FOSS
    • Development of test architecture/framework
    • Implantation of Test automation environment and or DEVOPS
    • Leading System Validation activities
    • Preparing and reporting program plans, schedules and metrics
    • Specifying test verification requirements
    • Review and approval of integration and test procedures and plans
    • Utilizing discrepancy report Systems and developing closure plans
    • Working within Integrated Product Teams
    • Leading Test Event Readiness Reviews and ensuring compliance with customer lifecycle standards.
    • Knowledge of Earn Value Management System (EVMS) and EVM certification or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire
    • Willing to work overtime and weekends as required to achieve milestones
    • Ability to the identify, manage, and mitigate technical risk
    • Knowledge of software development lifecycle models (waterfall and Agile)
    • Must have current and active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Desired Experience, Knowledge, and/or Skills:
    • Safe Agile

This position requires either a U.S. Person 117582

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.