Hypersonic Air Vehicle Architect - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)


  full-time   employee

United States

Job Description:
The Mechanical Subsystems Directorate (MSD) is seeking a Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer as a Hypersonic Air Vehicle Architect, responsible for the architecture of Hypersonic Air Vehicle products designed and produced by Raytheon Missile Systems. Candidate will be responsible to develop air vehicle requirements derived from mission requirements and hypersonic aero-thermal flight environments. Responsible to flow requirements to mechanical sub-systems, putting forth and leading the mechanical architecture of a product, leading the design phase enabling early cycles of learning, establishing critical design elements and processes, leading the delivery of the Tech Data Package (TDP), influence integration & qualification plans and model correlation, and maintain the design integrity during the production sustainment life cycle.

This position will focus on design, analysis, fabrication, integration and testing of advanced high speed airframes. The candidate will be expected to effectively present their work in program and business unit reviews and to provide expert counseling and mentoring to early career engineers.

As a Senior Principal Engineer, the individual is expected to function without appreciable direction or supervision exercising considerable latitude in defining terms and conditions of deliverables in collaboration across Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, and Quality. Candidates should possess and articulate a proven record of delivered performance through data driven decision making, risk and opportunity management, and systems thinking to assure delivered product performance relative to the Raytheon brand name. Additionally, the candidate will promote a teaching culture in developing new talent through intentional engagement of early career and mid-level engineers to share knowledge, lessons learned, and best practices.

As a core team member your tasks will include:

  • Influencing hypersonic air vehicle system architectures in pre-proposal and proposal phases
  • Leading development and design activities of hypersonic missile and air vehicle airframe structures
  • Guiding the development of the engineering personnel in hypersonic airframe development
  • Reducing design cycle time and development costs for hypersonic air vehicle development
  • Briefing senior Raytheon personnel and customers
  • Collaborating across Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, and Quality
  • Interface directly with Office of the Chief Engineer and Program Management Office

Required Experience and Skills:
  • A minimum of 10 years of applicable experience focused on design, analysis, fabrication, integration and testing of advanced airframes
  • Design, development, test, and integration of airframe components into an air vehicle achieving optimal system performance
  • Experience demonstrating the ability to lead multidisciplinary team
  • Experience demonstrating the ability to establish cost effective methods for testing and validation of a hypersonic air vehicle design
  • Experience generating proposals for airframe development
  • Experience within aerospace industry
  • US Citizenship is required as this position required the ability to obtain a DoD issued security clearance

Desired Experience and Skills:
  • Master’s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering
  • 14 plus years of professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities from multiple sources
  • Preferred experience with hypersonic air vehicle development (system design, aero-thermal-structural analyses, high temperature materials), applicable across hypersonic flight regimes.
  • Prefer experience developing hypersonic air vehicles with and without propulsion
  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team environment with positive interaction
  • Demonstrated ability to put forth and drive technical execution plans
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Security Clearance: Existing DoD Secret clearance preferred
  • Experience with and presenting to FRB, ERB, CCB, MRB, PCB, PMAB, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in government processes such as IMS, EVMS, SPI, CPI, etc.

Required Education:

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering , Mechanical Engineering, or other applicable engineering degree 128769BR 128769

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.