Program Chief Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Job Description:
Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) is seeking a Program Chief Engineer (PCE) within the Surveillance and Targeting Systems (STS) Tactical EO/IR Systems (TES) product line. This new position is responsible for engineering cost, schedule, and technical execution of the Program within the TES Product Line within the Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Systems (ISRS) Surveillance and Targeting Systems (STS) Program Area. The PCE dual-reports to the Program Manager and the TES Campaign Chief Engineer, and directly oversees the IPT Leads and engineering leadership on the program.
The Program CE is the single engineering leadership point of contact and is responsible for the engineering execution of an entire program, overseeing all technical, schedule, and financial aspects.

Establish and manage a program vision, strategy and goals to align the Program with the Customer and facilitate conflict resolution
Ensure technical integrity and engineering execution across all IPTs, CPTs, and disciplines within the Program
Primary program technical POC with the customer senior technical counterparts

Authority to manage all program engineering related activities across the program. Authority over and direct management of the lead engineers to ensure that the overall system design is optimized to meet the required performance within the project constraints (cost and schedule), and production efforts execute as planned.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 12 years of mixed experience in airborne and electro-optic sensing systems design, use-case development and operational analysis, integration and test, and system qualification.
  • Demonstrated prior success as Lead Design Engineer, Lead Systems Engineer, Program Chief Engineer or Integrated Product Team Lead.
  • Demonstrated prior success as Technical Lead on major proposals, and ability to brief internally and externally at the senior executive level.
  • Ability to independently interact and lead engagement with senior customers
  • Strong systems and design engineering experience, with demonstrated ability to establish a strong technical baseline with disciplined change management, while operating a rapid development environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead across a highly multi-disciplinary role, requiring experience across all design engineering disciplines, technical supplier management, business development, and program leadership.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance as of day one of employment. Candidate must also be 5-year current on their security re-investigation.
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to access to US only data systems.

Desired Skills:

  • Factory establishment and production experience.
  • Design experience with the Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS), High Energy Lasers, or ATFLIR family of products, or other EO/IR systems of similar complexity.
  • Capture Management and Program Management leadership experience

Required Education: B.S. in Math, Physics, or Engineering or related technical major required.

Desired Education: M.S. in Math, Physics, or Engineering or related technical major required.

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.