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Raytheon Technologies Senior Principal Systems Integration & Test Lead Engineer in Aurora, Colorado

Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RIS), Integration & Test (SEIT) Team has an immediate career opportunity for an experienced Integration and Test (I&T) Lead providing senior technical leadership in support of a large scale system development program. As the System Integration & Test Lead, the candidate will support the Test Director setting strategy and providing key technical oversight to a large diverse team of Integration & Verification (I&V) engineers to drive development and execution of the Formal Qualification Test (FQT). Technical responsibilities include integration plan preparation and maintenance, integration procedure development, conducting integration at the Segment/Element level, supporting metrics collection, prioritizing and driving defect resolution with product owners, overall execution and reporting of the integration effort.

You will provide technical engineering and strategic leadership for a large Test Team (50+) under the technical guidance the Test Director/ Test CPT Lead and SEIT IPT Lead to achieve the successful conduct of the Formal Qualification Test (FQT) Event.

The primary responsibility of the System FQT Lead is to provide oversight and technical direction for the test engineering lifecycle to include requirements analysis, test design, system integration requirements verification, deployment and helping ensure overall configuration management of the product satisfying cost, schedule and specifications allocated to the program to achieve. The I&T lead will prepare, evaluate and implement corrective action plans based on integration and test metrics, coordinate the performance and monitoring of integration activities verifying compliance with established plans, and establish and provide estimates, schedules and written proposals for new efforts.

The System FQT Lead supports the Test Director in establishing the test strategy and the integration and verification of the system and will have a customer-facing role. The candidate will provide engineering support and technical direction for the execution of the program’s test program, test processes including baseline definition, test architecture design, verification and validation. Candidates will be responsible for definition and execution of formal testing and regression testing across deliverable releases to the program baseline - driving program performance including cost and schedule for test activities across multiple sites; coordination with the test manager of the test products, schedules and resources. Responsible for the integration with development teams in terms of understanding implications of changes to both the technical and schedule updates and their impact to test. Responsible for integration with operations from a test perspective, ensuring delivered products meet operational needs.

Technical responsibilities include integration plan preparation and maintenance, integration procedure development, conducting integration at the Segment/Element level, supporting metrics collection, prioritizing and driving defect resolution with product owners, overall execution and reporting of the integration effort. Assist with the development and implementation of integration work plans & schedules, develop estimates to complete (ETCs), and manpower requirements, and ensure that subordinate plans and schedules are consistent with overall project objectives and milestones. Assist in the facilitation/execution of formal demonstration events.

This position provides technical leadership for Segment/Element integration. The selected candidate must exhibit an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness to solve particularly complex problems involving a diverse set of engineering disciplines. The candidate must be capable of analyzing and proposing timely and cost effective integration solutions for technical challenges that have a long-term impact, and briefing these recommendations to senior leadership. The I&T lead must have significant systems integration expertise, and be capable of developing a strong rapport within the customer community.

Clearance Requirements:

An active and in-scope Secret U.S. security clearance

Hires, for this position, are eligible to receive a $40,000.00 signing bonus, when hired with a verified "Active" Secret or higher clearance

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related scientific discipline with a minimum 10 years of applicable integration and test experience on medium to large scale systems using state-of-the-art technology

  • Effectively leading a diverse team to accomplish integration objectives

  • Experience preparing and presenting reports and briefings to senior program leadership both orally and written.

  • Leadership experience with cross product teams in a complex multiple stakeholder environment

  • Strong desire to learn, take initiative and contribute in a team-oriented environment

  • Knowledge of Earn Value Management System (EVMS) and EVM certification or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire

  • Willing to work overtime and weekends as required to achieve milestones

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the systems engineering lifecycle to include

  • System integration and test planning and implementation for large scale systems using state-of-the-art technology

  • Configuration Management

  • Technical Baseline Management

  • Management and integration of COTS/FOSS

  • Development of test architecture/framework

  • Implantation of Test automation environment and or DEVOPS

  • Leadership of System Validation activities

  • Preparation and reporting of program plans, schedules and metrics

  • Specification of test verification requirements

  • Working effectively within Integrated Product Teams

  • Experience with Process Improvement

  • Review and approval of integration and test procedures and plans

  • Use of discrepancy report systems and developing closure plans

  • Leadership of Test Event Readiness Reviews and ensuring compliance with customer lifecycle standards.

  • Ability to the identify, manage, and mitigate technical risk

  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle models (waterfall and Agile)

  • Desired Skills:

  • Safe Agile

  • EVMS Certified

  • DOORS Experience

  • Raytheon R6Sigma Qualified

    Required Education :

  • 10 years with a BS/BA in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or related technical degree; 8 years with a Master's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or related technical degree

    Benefits offered: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays

    “In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $115,000 to $224,300; however, Raytheon Technologies considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.”



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