Principal Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

2019-08-09
Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Dallas
Texas
United States

The TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (TCS) Engineering Department is involved in all aspects of Systems Design and Integration, Verification, and Validation (IV&V) for the TCS business area within the Integrated Communications System (ICS) business area of Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems.

ICS enables information dominance through integrated network solutions that span the radio-to-visible spectrum. The systems engineering we perform within TCS includes architecture development, CONOPS development, trade studies, requirements analysis and allocation to hardware/software configuration items, and integration validation and verification. The Department supports a variety of communications systems programs including SATCOM, line-of-sight (LOS), beyond line-of sight (BLOS) and MANET networking for ground based, shipboard and airborne platforms.

JOB SUMMARY
We have a need on the TCS team for a Principal Systems Engineer - ABP I&V Test Coordinator that will liaise and lead requirements verification planning, environmental test equipment preparation & set-up, and the integration & test of airborne processor modules in support of Qualification and Safety of Flight Certifications for the F-16 MMC and other SAS Airborne Processors Development Programs.

The Modular Mission Computer (MMC) provides airborne processing power that will allow the F-16 to execute mission requirements well into the 21st century. As a member of Lockheed Martin's F-16 team, Raytheon developed a single high-performance system to replace the fighter jet's three original computers. The MMC's advanced features — and potential for expansion — enable the F-16 to meet present and future mission challenges.


Detailed analysis of the environmental test data will be used as the basis for qualification and safety of flight certifications prepared and submitted to the USAF and military aircraft prime contractors.


ROLE & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Prepare and present formal content in support of Test Readiness Reviews (TRR)s, participate in Test Working Groups, and to play a significant role in the verification activities performed to support a subsystem Functional Configuration Audit
  • Learn the F-16 MMC Subsystem and understand its physical configuration, functions, and performance under the aircraft non-operational and operational profiles experienced over the system life-cycle
  • Understand the verification methodologies, facilities, and test equipment infrastructure used to support the F-16 MMC Programs
  • Lead the effort to prepare and deliver the technical materials required to support Raytheon SAS IPDS and Gate Management tasks, as well as the products needed to support the USAF Technical Interchange Meetings (TIM)s and the F-16 MMC Program Reviews
  • Function as the responsible leader and primary point of contact for tasks related to the I&V activities of the F-16 MMC Programs
  • Accountable to the I&V Lead Systems Engineer, Integrated Program Team Lead (IPTL), and the Chief Engineer for the technical and program aspects of I&V task execution
  • Coordinating the support necessary to prepare for, conduct, and analyze the data and results of the MMC subsystem verification tasks. This includes facilities, test equipment, hardware assets, software, and analysis & reporting tools
  • Ensure that I&V-related products and services are prepared, performed, and delivered in accordance with applicable SAS Engineering process and procedures as well as Customer contract requirements
JOB RELATED ACTIVITIES
  • Organize testing kick-off meetings
  • Arrange the hardware and software requirement for the Test Setup
  • Assign task to all Testing Team members
  • Document, implement, monitor, and enforce all processes for testing as per standards defined by the organization
  • Ensure content and structure of all Testing documents / artifacts is documented and maintained
  • Prepare the report of testing
  • Ensure the timely delivery of testing milestones
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum 8 years prior experience in planning and performing test equipment calibration, instrumentation, and environmental test (MIL-STD 810 & 461 profiles & methods)
  • Proven experience planning, performing, and analyzing qualification tests to verify subsystem compliance with tactical aircraft requirements and environmental profiles over system life-cycle
  • Demonstrated proficiency using standard engineering data analysis processes and tools to collect and analyze environmental test data to produce technical reports
  • Knowledge of basic mechanical engineering theory and practice related to the application and measurement of test stimuli for temperature, shock, & vibration profiles
  • Strong engineering analytical and technical writing skills, excellent verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to present test data and explain results to management & customers
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with Active (or active within past 2 years) DoD Secret Clearance.
Desired Qualifications
  • Directly-relevant experience leading and performing mechanical environmental testing on DoD products in a lab setting using shock stands, shakers, & thermal chambers.
  • Understanding of electrical engineering theory and applications to develop and apply Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) test stimulus & measure responses.
  • Familiarity with DoD. USAF, or Raytheon System Engineering Process and command media for performing system qualification/verification test planning, conduct, & analysis.
  • Direct experience working in engineering and environmental laboratories equipped with E3 test equipment & RF-shielded anechoic chambers.
  • Familiarity with FAA and/or USAF Aircraft Qualification and Safety of Flight Certification Process and associated verification/supporting data and reporting requirements.
Required Education
  • Bachelor’s (BS) Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited institution (i.e. Electrical / Mechanical / Systems / Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, etc.)
Desired Education
  • Masters’ (MS) Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited institution (i.e. Electrical / Mechanical / Systems / Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, etc.)
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) builds radars and other sensors for aircraft, spacecraft and ships. The business also provides communications and electronic warfare solutions and performs research in areas ranging from linguistics to quantum computing. SAS is headquartered in McKinney, TX.

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.

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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.