Sr Mgr Software Engrg - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Are you a dynamic and experienced software engineering leader interested in an opportunity to work in the greater Los Angeles area?

Then join our Raytheon team and contribute to programs that save lives and enable the freedoms we enjoy. Every day at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) our extraordinary engineers are empowered for excellence and inspired to invent in an inclusive environment where work-life balance is an elegant solution, not a slogan.

Our dynamic and diverse engineers develop demanding, trusted, superior solutions to make the world a safer place. We are looking for a proven and progressive leader to join our Software Engineering Center team in El Segundo, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.

SAS is a leading provider of integrated sensor, communication and electronic warfare systems giving military forces accurate and timely actionable information for the network-centric battlefield. You will continue your career working on cutting-edge technology for SAS by day, while in your free time you can explore the many cultural, entertainment and outdoor wonders that make Southern California so unique.

Raytheon offers robust reward and recognition programs in compensation, career development, health care, educational assistance, maternal and paternal leave, flexible work schedules, child/adult backup care, 401(k), paid holidays and paid time off. In addition, this position is eligible for relocation assistance.
You will work with Raytheon professionals around the country who thrive in a culture that celebrates the contributions of its employees. You will continue your career in a challenging and collaborative workplace, joining a team with a tradition of achievement through thought and teamwork.
Job Description
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) designs and developssensors and communication systems for aircraft, spacecraft and ships. The Software Engineering Center is seeking an experienced engineering manager that will be responsible for leading an Engineering Department focused on the Space Systems mission area. This department’s engineering functions include requirements analysis, architecture, design, implementation, integration and verification of embedded software applications. The Manager will lead approximately 100 software engineering professionals located in multiple locations including El Segundo, California and Auroa, Colorado, with direct accountability of design and development performed on behalf of SAS programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage engineering execution cost, schedule and technical performance, provide technical interface to customer, select and manage engineering performance metrics, manage assigned staff and manage engineering risks for the project
  • Create partnerships to ensure effective software product development. Institute improvement processes and efficiencies to bring this engineering department to a new level of performance
  • Provide leadership and application of domain process and company policies, manage department metrics and implement initiatives for performance improvement. Manage assets and budgets along with department overhead budget, review and approve the engineering department’s bid and proposal estimates
  • Manage personnel. Appropriately size staff and balance department skills, deploy staff to projects and set priority, ensure excellent project execution, administer employee performance and career development and training
  • Primary responsibilities are as department leader, although a portion of the Manager’s contribution will be as a software engineering professional assisting with projects or special assignments
Required Skills:

  • 12+ years of demonstrated experience as an engineering leader for product development projects
  • Direct engineering experience with software product development
  • Experience with process application for the engineering product life cycle e.g. Integrated Product Development Processes
  • Strong people and “change agent” leadership skills. Accountability and drive; ability to make decisions, effectively delegate tasks and meet challenging deadlines
  • Experience in supervisory/line management, including technical leadership, performance development and career development
  • US Citizenship and existing Top Secret or SCI clearance is required.

Desired Skills:
  • Be a “big picture” thinker with strong written and oral communication skills. Have sound judgment and decision making abilities. Able to effectively juggle multiple tasks and priorities, as well as be an advocate for process improvement and a team player able to build strong relationships and effectively partner with others
  • Direct experience in department / line management of a software engineering function at the department level
  • Knowledge of Agile software development methodologies and DevOps pipeline concepts
  • Familiarity with Raytheon’s engineering, talent acquisition, performance development, contract and financial processes and systems
  • Understanding of lateral engineering functions; systems, hardware, test and quality

Required Education:

B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Science, or Mathematics or related degree.

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

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.