Lead Systems Engineer Optics Development - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)


  full-time   employee

United States

Job Description:
SAS / ACT is seeking an enthusiastic and exceptionally capable Advanced Technology Development Lead Systems Engineer with recent experience developing advanced electro-optical systems from proposal through prototype. The ideal candidate will have experience with integration and test of advanced active EO payloads on aircraft and/or airborne-pods, system performance modeling & simulation, and experience in the following areas:

  • Prior LSE or Chief Engineer experience or strong IPTL background
  • System related software development
  • Electro Optical Architecture development
  • Laser Experience in tactical ground/airborne systems

Main tasks will be:
  • Lead Systems Engineer on a program.
  • Responsible for the systems engineering processes being in place and followed
  • Establish SE program organization, schedule (IMS) and milestones alongside the PCE and PM
  • Responsible for tailoring of Systems engineering processes commensurate with cost/schedule and program needs
  • Determines, sets, & monitors SE technical priorities to meet cost, schedule, and performance
  • Responsible for development and adherence to the SEMP and tailored IPDS plan
  • Lead multi-disciplined systems engineering team to ensure the overall system design and architecture is balanced to meet the required performance within the project constraints (cost and schedule)
  • Responsible for the technical fidelity and quality of the systems engineering work products and associated analyses that document the technical baseline
  • Responsible for the integration, validation, and verification strategy of the system
  • Coordinate with IPTs and CPTs to resolve technical systems issues
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining the system requirements including requirement decomposition and traceability, design and performance trades and analysis, and system requirements verification and validation through system sell-off
  • Responsible for providing guidance, coaching / mentoring and training to other employees across the business within area of expertise.
  • Responsible for proactive SE Risk and Opportunity management, including robust correlation between TPMs/KPPs, TBL Maturity, and technical Risks. Ensure early identification, communication and mitigation of technical, cost and/or schedule risks for all aspects of the Systems Engineering scope of work.
  • Responsible for proper configuration management of SE work products is conducted, baselined at appropriate milestones and changes are coordinated, communicated and controlled across IPTs
Required Skills:
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience with system engineering, system integration, testing or related experience with active Electro-Optic systems, preferably with airborne systems
  • Experience with optical-quality assessment, pointing, and radiometric calibration of EO systems.
  • Hands-on expertise with LADAR systems, modeling and simulation, and Line of Sight measurements.
  • Enthusiastic & resourceful performer able to work in a dynamic, high-visibility role.
  • Self-motivated and capable of performing tasks, managing time & resources, and meeting deadlines with minimal oversight.
  • Contribute to the completion of program & project milestones under the specific guidance of his/her immediate supervisor.
  • Requires ability to communicate with and influence senior engineers and line management regarding matters of strategic importance to the project
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and sound problem solving skills.
  • Support traveling as required and working offsite on weekly or possibly multiple week basis.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
Desired Skills:
  • Successful patent applications.
  • Hands-on expertise leading development of optical systems such as:
    • Missile defense testing
    • Mission-Planning, flight testing
    • Laser System field testing
    • Experience at DoD Test Ranges (Edwards, White Sands, PMRF, etc.)
  • Expert using MATLAB.
  • Experience with missile-defense systems, radar, navigation, line of sight tracking algorithms and performance assessment, pointing, radiometric calibration, or atmospheric correction.

Required Education (including Major):
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or PhD in SW, EE, Math, Physics, Optics or related technical field

Desired Education (including Major):
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in SW, EE, Math, Physics, Optics or related technical field

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 142867BR 142867

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.