Hardware Engineering Center Department Manager – Space EO Sensor Systems - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Raytheon Space EO Sensor Systems Department designs and develops Electro-optical products including telescopes, sensor/camera assemblies and structures. The Hardware Engineering Center is seeking an experienced engineering manager that will be responsible for leading the Engineering Department focused on Space System Product Line. This department’s engineering functions include mechanical engineering, structural, thermal and optical analysis, test equipment design and hardware integration / sell-off. The Manager will lead approximately 125 engineering professionals located in El Segundo, CA, and also have direct accountability of design and development performed on behalf of Space Systems programs. The home office for this position is the El Segundo, CA campus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Engineering leadership. Manage engineering execution cost, schedule and technical performance, provide technical interface to customer, select and manage engineering performance metrics, manage assigned staff and manage engineering risks for the project
  • Create partnerships to ensure effective product transition to manufacture. Institute improvement processes and efficiencies to bring this engineering department to a new level of performance
  • Know and help to develop the Space Systems EO business. Provide leadership and application of domain process and company policies, manage department metrics and implement initiatives for performance improvement. Manage assets and budgets along with department overhead budget, review and approve the engineering department’s bid and proposal estimates
  • Manage personnel. Appropriately size staff and balance department skills, deploy staff to projects and set priority, ensure excellent project execution, administer employee performance and career development and training
  • Primary responsibilities are as department leader, although a portion of the Manager’s contribution will be as a mechanical engineering professional assigned to project(s) or special assignments
Required Skills:

  • 12+ years of demonstrated experience as a mechanical or electrical engineering leader for product development projects
  • Direct engineering experience with product development and support at the integrated Space Product/Subsystem level
  • Experience with process application for the engineering product life cycle e.g. Integrated Product Development Processes
  • Strong people and “change agent” leadership skills. Accountability and drive; ability to make decisions, effectively delegate tasks and meet challenging deadlines
  • Experience in supervisory/line management, including technical leadership, performance development and career development
  • Be a “big picture” thinker with strong written and oral communication skills. Have sound judgment and decision making abilities. Able to effectively juggle multiple tasks and priorities, as well as be an advocate for process improvement and a team player able to build strong relationships and effectively partner with others
  • US Citizenship and existing SSBI clearance is required.

Desired Skills:
  • Direct experience in department / line management of an electrical or mechanical engineering function at the department level.
  • Familiarity with Raytheon’s engineering, contract and financial processes and systems
  • Understanding of lateral engineering functions; systems, hardware, software, test and quality
  • Knowledgeable of Imagine systems and/or component technologies for space

Required Education:

B.S. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Science, or Mathematics.
Prefer to also have a Master’s Degree in Engineering

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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.