F/A-18 Kuwait China Lake Flight Test Support Lead - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems is seeking a lead Flight Test Support Lead Engineer for F/A-18 Kuwait Flight Test development with work at both NAWS China Lake, California and El Segundo, California. The Flight Test Support Lead is responsible for planning support and execution of radar flight test activities, data analysis, mission and planning coordination with Government, and contracting partners to yield successful mission results. This position also includes team leadership and collaboration in troubleshooting technical problems, determining solutions with product owners, and implementing effective solutions for China Lake Flight Test operations. This leadership position must coordinate with other functional organizations including Raytheon PMO, program customers, and test personnel to ensure efficient and effective flight test execution. This position is the the communication focal point with China Lake AWL, program management, and partners to coordinate schedule updates for the integration and testing of new hardware, software, database builds in support of F/A-18 Kuwait APG-79 hardware. This position will also act as a lead customer interface at China Lake AWL and liaison with Raytheon support activities in El Segundo. The lead must be able to operate with minimal supervision at China Lake with the SEIT Flight Test Team to ensure planning, coordination, Raytheon systems, and Raytheon support activities are ready to support each test mission.

*** US Citizenship required as the selected candidate will need a US Security clearance day one of employment***
Required Skills:

  • 10+ years experience in flight test leadership and engineering
  • Substantial experience in leading teams and test projects
  • Active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain special program access
  • Minimum of 6 years engineering experience to include Integration, Verification, and Validation
  • Demonstrated independent leadership experience with solid team organization and communication skills
  • APG-79 technical experience
  • Flight line experience (preferably as flight test / systems engineer)
  • Experience analyzing system diagnostic data and extract trends and/or deficiencies
  • Experience with the compilation and generation of reports
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, team building, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with U.S. Government and flight line organizational functions
  • Willing to work flexible shifts and locations to achieve successful flight test
  • Knowledgeable in systems engineering, IV&V principles, and related work products
  • Experience in system-level IV&V of hardware and software products
  • Able to work in a high paced, high demand flight test environment
  • Must be able to occasionally work flexible hours and locations to support flight test operations
  • Possess excellent written and verbal skills for developing and coordinating flight test plans and profiles
  • Experience in developing flight test plans, mission planning, and flight test execution
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS Project)
  • US Citizen

Desired Skills:

  • APG-79 technical experience
  • Systems Integration experience
  • Experience with aircraft avionics and DoD tactical systems
  • Strong initiative, desire to learn, and team leadership skills
  • Operational aircrew and Developmental Flight Test experience
  • Working knowledge and experience with F/A-18 E/F/G combat systems
  • Active Top Secret clearance
  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting skills

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Science or related technical degree

Desired Education: Graduate of a recognized test pilot school or flight test curriculum

Additional Requirements:

This position requires a U. S. Citizenship status as this position will need a U. S. Security Clearance on day one of employment.
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
Ability to access to US only data systems

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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.