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Raytheon Technologies Mission Assurance Lead in El Segundo, California

Are you ready for a challenging new opportunity in 2021? Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) has an exciting opportunity for a Mission Assurance Lead position at our El Segundo, CA location.

The Mission Assurance Lead (MAL) for the F/A-18 Radar Development Programs is responsible for the quality and mission assurance for emerging domestic and international development programs across the F/A-18 Radar Platform. Primary products include the F/A-18 APG-79(V)4 and APG-79(V)1 radars and other avionics. This successful candidate will report into the F/A-18 & Global Strike Mission Assurance area which supports design, development, test and transition to production activities in multiple geographic locations, including El Segundo, CA; Forest, MS; Andover, MA and field sites. The F/A-18 Radar Development MAL will have specific assignments to support the growing business pipeline for overseas F/A-18 radars.

Additional responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:

  • Implement and guide a Quality Management System and specific customer quality flow down requirements throughout the contract lifecycle;

  • Create or tailor existing quality planning to administer customer and internal quality requirements to Raytheon program teams and supply base, as needed;

  • Advise multi-functional teams in problem resolution and process improvement activities, with an emphasis on six sigma and lean practices;

  • Interface closely with program administration, cross-functional program stakeholders, suppliers, customers, government representatives, and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) partners;

  • Provide quality technical support, including for test procedure development as needed; Utilize quality measures and metrics to facilitate continuous improvement;

  • Provide program direction to assure quality tasking is accomplished within budget, on time and as defined in program planning.

  • Conduct and/or monitor product and process assessments.

    U.S. Citizenship required as the candidate must have the ability to obtain a U.S. DoD Secret Security Clearance within first year of start date.

    Required Skills

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in Mission Assurance, Quality Assurance Engineering, or Quality Inspection Engineering.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience ​​​​​​ in a design, development, test, transition to production, production, and high-reliability environment.

  • Working knowledge of Quality Management Systems ISO 9001 and AS9100, Configuration and Data Management, and implementation of internal and contractual quality requirements.

  • Thorough quality data extraction and analysis skills.

  • Must possess a deep process knowledge base and ability to perform quality assurance functional activities in support of programmatic, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, test and post-delivery efforts.

  • Ability to collaborate with program cross-functional team members to develop practical solutions to complex problems.

  • Must be a self-guided and self-motivated person, able to impact, direct, lead and monitor the activities of personnel who report indirectly.

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to facilitate effective root cause analysis and corrective/preventive action.

  • Working knowledge of material review and disposition of nonconforming material.

  • Excellent written, verbal and critical thinking skills; highly computer literate in desktop computing and application programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

    Desired Skills

  • Familiarity with airborne radar systems.

  • Working knowledge of Failure Review Analysis Corrective Action System (FRACAS).

  • Experience with Raytheon IPDS/gating or program phasing

  • Experience in bidding processes and development of proposals.

  • Prior experience as a member of risk & opportunity management, assessment, mitigation and capture.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Raytheon Expert Certification.

  • American Society of Quality (ASQ) Certification.

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance.

    Required Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics

  • Bachelor of Art Degrees in an appropriate field of science (Computer Science, Chemistry or Physics)

  • Bachelor of Art Degree in Mathematics

    Desired Education

  • For the Bachelor of Art Degrees listed above, ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard


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.