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Raytheon Technologies Space Vehicle (SV) Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) Integrated Product Team Lead (IPTL) in El Segundo, California

Raytheon Technologies Space Systems is currently in need for a Space Vehicle (SV) Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) Integrated Product Team Lead (IPTL) for a classified space systems program. The Space Vehicle (SV) IPT Lead is responsible for ensuring the assigned team’s objectives are achieved on schedule, within budget, and consistent with quality and technical standards. The SV IPT lead oversees execution on all aspects of the systems engineering, integration and test team’s work products. In this position, the candidate will be responsible for providing technical leadership, control account ownership, guidance, and direct interfacing with internal and external customers. The SV IPTL’s responsibilities include the overall technical execution of the systems engineering, integration, test, IV&V functions, and communication and interface with program leadership. The candidate will be responsible for cost and schedule, task management, staffing coordination, variance analysis and earned value reporting, and risks & opportunities. Additionally, the SV IPTL will supervise systems engineering, system requirements, system testing, updating of test procedures, and generation of sell-off reports. He/She will also support technical solution characterization, in addition to leading design reviews, gate reviews, test readiness reviews, trade studies and other required reviews. The candidate needs to demonstrate the ability to work in a high paced, high demand program environment, and to manage SV-focused SEIT resources (including staff, facilities, and equipment) efficiently. Finally, the candidate must also successfully interface with Raytheon Technologies Product Area Chief Engineer(s) and lead the management of subcontractors – as applicable.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establishes thorough plan of execution to accomplish scope of work

  • Works with the Program Manager and Chief Engineer to establish program organization, schedule (IMS) and milestones

  • Responsible for total ownership of the day-to-day operation of the multidisciplinary/cross-functional team with demonstrated skill at Cross-IPT collaboration, ensuring the associated products are developed and delivered within the allotted cost, schedule, technical quality and performance parameters

  • Supports tailoring of systems engineering processes commensurate with programs cost/schedule

  • Works with Program Manager and Program Chief Engineer to ensure contract requirements satisfaction

  • Coordinates with Control Account Managers (CAM) to provide detailed task description, budget and schedule requirements to each functional organization directly supporting the Team and tracks task status to closure

  • Ensures early identification, communication and mitigation of technical, cost and/or schedule risks for all aspects of the Team’s product scope

  • Approves engineering products/deliverables: plans, requirements, designs, reviews, CDRLs

  • Oversees the technical budget (KPP, TPM) at the product level

  • Responsible for delivery of Systems Analyses: dynamics (low & high freq), SV power, SV mass, survivability (radiation), EMI/EMC, reliability

  • Responsible for development of

ConOps and interface with Mission Design team

  • Responsible for development of Signatures and Constraints / System Description

  • Responsible for delivery of Recommended Operating Procedures and Processes

  • Supports teammates and sub-contractors trades-studies and analysis and assists in make/buy decisions

  • Execute the integrated I&T product up to and including delivery to the customer and post-delivery support.

  • Responsible for Requirements Verification, Validation and Data Analyses and Trending

  • Responsible for Testing at the subsystem and SV level

  • Responsible for Test Procedures at the subsystem and SV level.

  • Participate in program readiness and design reviews

  • Ensure product integrity, system performance, and system functionality.

  • Review all engineering inputs to gates and independent reviews.

  • Coordinate, write, and deliver technical presentations to both internal and external customers

  • Development of Team Members for Mission Ops Team/IPT

  • Demonstrated skill at anomaly recovery, including formal RCCA (root cause corrective action) leadership

  • Able to maintain and motivate a highly skilled team

  • Demonstrated skill to mentor and grow team members

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 12 years of experience in Systems Engineering, Integration & Test

  • Knowledge of Space Systems (space vehicle) and Space-to-Ground systems interfaces

  • Knowledge of space-based imaging and communication systems

  • Experience in cost/schedule development and management (EVMS)

  • Experience in deploying a rigorous Integrated Product Development Process

  • Experience in risk and opportunity analysis, tracking and mitigation

  • Capable of effectively working in a team environment, often under tight deadlines

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in systems engineering processes, including requirements definition, design, test planning, test execution, data analysis, and operations support

  • Demonstrated engineering leadership experience and proven track record.

  • Must have excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation), with prior experience in dealing with customers, management, technical staff, and internal / external organizations.

  • Experience leading teams and IPT’s, using tools and metrics in managing activities, and interfacing with senior program and functional management

  • Active TS clearance

  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with spacecraft subsystems design and development e.g. attitude determination, command, control, and navigation (ADCNS), tracking, telemetry & control (TT&C), propulsion, mechanical systems and structures, electrical harnesses, thermal etc

  • Experience in ground systems architecture; and missile defense systems development

  • Experience in modeling and simulation of space systems and missile defense systems

  • Experience in mission operations development and execution

  • MBSE experience in its applicability to Space Vehicle development

  • Engineering leadership experience with space imaging technology

  • Experience developing hardware and software subsystem specifications

  • Experience in space systems IV&V planning, test methodologies and test requirements development for space systems

  • Experience in environmental test methods

  • Experience conducting critical design reviews, test readiness reviews, and test review boards

  • Skilled in proposal preparation, cost and schedule estimation and technical documentation related to contract deliverable items

  • Experience with EO/IR and RF Comm. testing.

  • Ability to effectively lead multidisciplinary teams

  • Solid understanding of test methodologies, system architectures, and troubleshooting.

  • Experience in transitioning large development programs into production

  • Proposal support experience including writing Basis of Estimates (BOEs)

  • Experience in supporting major competitive government proposals

  • Experience as an IPTL, CAM, LSE or CE on previous programs

  • Knowledge of the Raytheon gate review process

  • Experience in managing subcontractors

  • Experience with creating and maintaining a technical baseline

  • Familiarity with requirements management tool such as DOORS

  • Experience in programming with MATLAB/Simulink

Required Education:

BS/MS in Engineering, Sciences, or Math (STEM)


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