Department Manager-Air Warfare & Land Warfare (AWS/LWS) Center - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Do you understand the differences between management and leadership?
Are you an expert at helping people perform at their peak technical and behavioral efficiency?
Do you have a knack for knowing how to partner with people?

If your answers are yes, we are looking for you to join our team at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ! The Systems Design & Performance Directorate – Air Warfare & Land Warfare (AWS/LWS) Center is currently searching for a Systems Engineering Senior Manager to lead its Land Warfare Systems (LWS) – Multi-Discipline Systems Engineering Department.

This Department Manager will lead a department of approximately 100 engineers working predominately on programs in the Land Warfare Product Line. The department is comprised of engineers with expertise in Guidance and Navigation, Signal Processing, Systems Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, as well as Chief Engineers, Program Managers, and Lead Systems Engineers.

Major responsibilities include:
  • Program execution by leading tightly integrated multi-disciplined teams
  • Active involvement in peer reviews, design reviews, gate reviews, and test reviews
  • Employee performance management to include goal setting, career guidance, performance feedback, compensation, ranking and rating, and employee training and development
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to grow the department in support of business needs through appropriate hiring and staffing
  • Support development and execution of strategic plans for related technologies, tools, and processes
  • Develop partnerships across Raytheon, industry, and academia to facilitate strategic capability development
  • Point of contact for Product Line Chief Engineer, Program Chief Engineers, and Program Managers for LWS program execution support
  • Lead the Department in the achievement of the AWS/LWS Center, SD&P, RMS Engineering, and Business goals
  • Active participation on SD&P extended leadership and engineering leadership team
  • Champion leadership, respect, ethics, and diversity initiatives within the organization

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or other related STEM disciplines
  • Minimum 14+ years of engineering experience and leadership roles with strong technical background and demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following domains:
    • Guidance, Navigation and controls
    • Systems Engineering
    • Signal Processing
    • Modeling and Simulation
  • Recent demonstrated experience applying your knowledge of proposal development and bidding process
  • Effective management skills defined by the following:
    • The ability to develop and communicate a clear and achievable vision for department
    • Your leadership presence during group and individual interactions
    • The ability to form and provide guidance, coaching, and direction to Section Heads and others

Desired Education, Skills and Experience
  • MS or Ph.D. in aforementioned required education
  • Experience and expertise in LWS programs (including current security clearance)
  • Experience in development or capture of new business or research
  • Experience in initial development concept studies and systems architecture
  • Production experience supporting failure review boards, obsolescence issues and supplier reviews
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong judgment and decision making abilities
  • Able to effectively work multiple tasks and priorities
  • Excellent follow through and persistence
  • Candidate must be able to obtain access to proprietary programs (existing access preferred)

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. 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. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.


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.