Sr. Engineer - Obsolescence Management - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

This position will be located in Tucson, AZ, supporting RMS programs.

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Raytheon Missile Systems Engineering provides engineering design, integration and cradle-to grave support to Missiles, Smart Munitions, Projectiles, Kinetic Kill Vehicles, and Directed Energy Weapons with combat system competencies including process and control, integration and test, power systems, multiple system electronics, receivers and exciters, antennas and microwave sub-assemblies.
Job Description:

The Electronics Technology Department is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the Systems Obsolescence Manager role. This is a Program direct-support position and requires a technical understanding of electronic components and systems. This candidate will transition into a key leadership position in the Obsolescence Integrated Product Team and will drive issue resolution for situations involving obsolescence. The selected candidate will perform and/or assist in the performance of Parts Engineering, Components Engineering or Applications Engineering tasks supporting programs in the Proposal, System Design Description, Low Rate Initial Production, Production and Support phases. Position will require day to day interface with Designers, Contracts, Estimating, Supply Chain, Program Management, and other disciplines. The candidate will be required to understand and/or generate a program statement of work (SOW) and other defined customer component application requirements. The candidate will develop and/or sustain a proactive Obsolescence Management process to deliver cost saving obsolescence mitigation strategies and solutions. The candidate will drive resolution through support or execution of lifetime buys, selections of alternate parts, redesign efforts or other mitigation strategies and will facilitate and support contract negotiations, basis of estimates, and supplier statements of work for proposal efforts. The candidate will interact with Program and customer leadership on a regular basis to communicate status of mitigation strategies.

Required Skills:

  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
  • A minimum of 4 years direct related experience and technical working knowledge of electronics component parts and their application.
  • Working knowledge of component obsolescence management methodologies.
  • Experience with Bill of Material development and management for developmental and production programs.
  • Excellent communication skills to interface with other Integrated Product Team members, including Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Quality, Operations, and Supplier Engineering.
  • Capable of supporting regular customer interactions including but not limited to leadership engagements, responding to proposal requests and contract negotiations..
  • Electronic Components technical knowledge.
  • Understanding of Obsolescence Management, Electrical Engineering, and Subsystems Design to anticipate program needs, thus ensuring no breaks or delays in production.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willingness to support occasional travel.

Desired Skills:
  • Data collection and presentation skills to adequately discuss system impact of component obsolescence issues.
  • Outstanding organizational, presentation and technical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize responsibilities.

Security: Will require Department of Defense (DoD) Secret level security clearance; current clearance preferred. At a minimum, an Interim Secret clearance will be required in order to start work.


Minimum of 4 years applicable experience with a BS in Engineering, or similar degree and meets the experience required.

This position requires the ability to obtain and hold a DoD secret security clearance.

This position requires the successful issuance, transfer or maintenance of any clearances and/or accesses necessary for the position. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Additional detail regarding security clearance factors can be obtained by accessing the DISCO website at:

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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.