Sr Mgr Software Engrg - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Point Mugu, Naval Air Warfare Center
United States

The Software Engineering Center is seeking a Senior Engineering Manager (SM) to be responsible for the full software development life cycle including managing software processes across multiple, large and small scale programs for the Electronic Warfare Software Department with focus on the ALR-67 Radar Warning Receiver and Advanced Concepts Programs. Programs may include concept exploration, technology risk reduction, engineering & manufacturing development and maintenance of Electronic Warfare products.

The Section Manager will:

  • Actively engage with Product Line Chief Engineers, IPT (Integrated Product Team) Leads, Program Managers, Chief Engineer and the customer and is accountable for software technical, cost and schedule performance for Software programs. This involvement includes gate reviews, proposal development, and various design reviews.
  • Be responsible for hiring and growing the section within the guidance of the Department Goals. The position is based at Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station, but will require travel and oversight for teams in El Segundo, CA and Texas.
  • Be responsible for leading a group of 30+ engineers. As a key leader, the SM will be responsible and accountable for the execution excellence of the entire team.
Some of the key responsibilities (Essential Functions) include:
  • Team building
  • Lead the Section staff, attracting and developing effective software engineers and leaders
  • Communications with internal and external customers to understand needs and priorities
  • Career development of direct reports and others through coaching and mentoring
  • Exhibiting role model behavior for diversity, respect, and ethics
  • Goals setting and active monitoring of accomplishments to those goals
  • Performance management through rating, ranking, and compensation planning
  • Provide effective assignment and leadership for Section Heads, Project Leads and Individual Contributors to ensure success for product development and program execution
  • Provide strong technical performance leadership by defining responsibilities, motivating employees, and demonstrating effective problem solving.
  • Ensure appropriate staff development through effective performance management including goal setting, career development, compensation, ranking & rating, employee training, and developmental task assignments
  • Ensure technical rigor and depth of all deliverables meeting Engineering and Program expectations and constraints
  • Ensure program execution excellence with respect to cost and schedule.
  • Directly lead software projects when needed
  • Demonstrated domain expertise

Required Skills/Experience:

  • A minimum of 12 years of embedded software engineering experience to include leadership roles with a strong technical background and the following:
  • Software or Engineering cross functional project leadership
  • Hands on object oriented real time embedded software engineering
  • Detailed understanding of other engineering disciplines including System Engineering, Systems Integration and Test, Software Configuration Management and Software Quality
  • Experience creating and giving complex technical presentations to executive leadership and customers
  • Agile/Scrum expertise including recent use and championing of these methodologies
  • Experience in generating & influencing customer requirements
  • Earned Value Management Certification
  • Software Cost Estimation
  • Electronic Warfare Domain Experience
  • Must have an existing DoD issued Secret Security clearance.
  • BS in Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or other related engineering field, math or physics.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent communication ability in verbal, written and presentation formats
  • Excellent proactive problem solving experience
  • Ability to influence others to achieve technical and programmatic goals
  • Strong strategic vision and the ability to develop and execute change ideas
  • Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics or related field.
  • Program Management Level 6 or higher certification


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.