Section Manager, Systems Engineering - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

The Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) organization has a leadership need for a Section Manager (SM) to support the RF Surveillance and Processing Department. The section manager will support the AMR (Airborne Multimode Radar) Product Line that is part of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Mission Area in Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems. This positon will specifically lead the Airborne Multi-mode Radar System Requirements section in McKinney, TX that is made up of IPTLs, LSEs, and System Engineering generalists. The section manager will work closely with the engineers, other functional managers, senior management, and the program managers to fully engage in and support AMR pursuits and initiatives. While the section that this position is over is primarily in support of AMR, staff also supports other ISRS and ACT programs and pursuits, and therefore interaction will not be confined to only AMR.

The highly qualified candidate must be a self-starter, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment. Candidate must have a strong work ethic and be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to customer needs as they arise. The candidate will also generate briefing material and must be able to effectively and clearly present the material to team members, customers, and various levels of management. The engineer must be able to grasp new concepts quickly and adeptly and be able to present concepts that lead to new business and growth. The engineer must also feel comfortable representing the company in various situations, sometimes being the sole representation.

Finally, this Section Manager position is responsible for leading a highly motivated group of 12-15 engineers working on a variety of development and production programs. The SM is responsible for all managerial aspects of the section including: providing adequate staffing/skill-sets for programs and proposals, staff performance and career development & training, support to tool/process development & deployment, administration of performance appraisals, merit increases, and providing open and honest feedback to section personnel.

Job Related Activities:

  • Workforce planning (forecast & staffing); Drafting/submitting job requisitions to meet program staffing demand; Hiring and onboarding of new employees
  • SEIT Lead for all AMR pursuits (ROMs/proposals); Able to lead the bidding effort for SEIT is most instances and if not he lead then a participant and mentor to the bidder and also approver of the systems engineering content
  • Briefing the Department Manager on all AMR program activities (program status, issues, risks, and all ROMs/proposals); Submittal of weekly status report
  • Weekly timecard review, approval, and auditing
  • Mentoring of employees, perform career path planning, and supply employee performance feedback

Required Skills:
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the industry
  • Radar design and development process know-how (rqts development, SE artifacts, trades, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a large or several smaller design teams
  • Strong program analysis, project planning, and execution skills are necessary; Demonstrated Earned Value acumen (certification)
  • Capable of forming meaningful relationships with customers, understanding their mission needs and problems, and effectively communicating to customers the Raytheon approach to solving their problems
  • Strong experience with BOE creation and proposal technical writing
  • Project management, negotiation, and customer interaction background
  • Prior role as Department and/or Engineering Cost lead on a proposal
  • Knowledge of Common PDM and other legacy product data management systems
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems

Required Education:
  • B.S. in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related discipline

Desired Education:
  • U.S. in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related discipline

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.