Program Operations Manager - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

The Gladiator Program, within SAS’s Space Systems Mission Area, is looking for a qualified Engineering professional to execute in the highly visible role of Program Operations Manager. In this role, the Operations Manager will be part of the Program Office and will be responsible for the successful execution of all Operations work products throughout the entire program’s life cycle. Primary responsibilities include manufacturing plan ownership, Manufacturing Readiness Review (MRR) ownership, parts procurement and build schedule development, resource planning, facilities readiness, electronics build and test execution, and all associated internal and external communication.

The Program Operations Manager will leverage strong technical, communication, and interpersonal skills and must have the ability to work with cross functional teams as well as with senior management. In addition, the Ops Manager needs the fundamental knowledge, experience, and skills associated with successfully executing a space electronics program on cost and schedule. A thorough understanding of schedule development, Earned Value Management, procurement, build processes, review processes (Raytheon’s Gates), as well as basic knowledge of the relevant tool sets are highly desired.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 years of program or project management, operations, or related experience
  • Knowledge of Defense Industry Acquisition and Manufacturing Readiness Assessments
  • Experience in developing and executing Manufacturing schedules for electronics build and test activities or other closely related space hardware
  • Ability to collaborate daily with a cross functional team in a healthy, robust matrixed environment.
  • Experience proactively identifying and executing opportunities for process improvement and cost/schedule reduction
  • Proven capability to analyze data, and develop metrics and data visualization to convey build schedule status to program management
  • Demonstrate initiative, persistence and creativity in problem solving
  • Must understand configuration management and engineering change processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • EVMS training and/or Certification
  • Current SSBI clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Desired Skills:
  • Competence with MS Office, specifically MS Project, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Visiprise Manufacturing System (VM) knowledge
  • PRISM knowledge
  • Raytheon process knowledge (Contract Quality Requirements (CQR), Integrated Product Development System (IPDS), SAS Management System (MS), etc.
  • Knowledge of Electronics manufacturing processes (RF & Digital)

Required Education: Bachelors of Science Degree (B.S.) in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or related technical field 125629

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.