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Raytheon Technologies Director, Raytheon Rafael Area Protection Systems, LLC in Tucson, Arizona

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments, we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges – together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture.

The Raytheon Air Defense Systems (ADS) Directorate is seeking a Program Director at Raytheon Missiles and Defense Systems reporting directly to the ADS Sr. Director in Tucson, Arizona. This role will be required to lead a joint Raytheon, Rafael, and direct outside hires team while serving as the CEO of the Raytheon Rafael Area Protection Systems (R2S) joint venture company. R2S’ mission is to produce, deliver, and maintain the Iron Dome/SkyHunter system for customers, both international and domestic. This position requires strong proficiency in leading company and program teams which will include driving downward communication of top-level company and project goals/objectives/decisions and upward communication of company performance to the R2S Board of Directors. This role will partner with senior leadership at both Raytheon and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Ltd for the development of company growth, execution objectives and plans.

This position owns the day-to-day execution of the R2S Company, to include all key functional efforts associated with standing up a company (HR, IT, etc.). R2S executes business across all phases of the product life cycle to include direct interface to international customers and governments, development of the upgraded products, and logistics support and sustainment for delivered products.

The Program Director (PD) is responsible for the delivery of Iron Dome/SkyHunter products and services to the US government, international governments, and the two partner companies. The program’s complexity is attributed to having facilities, personnel, and customers located in multiple domestic and international locations, while maintaining the partnership the two owners. This position has the responsibility of managing all company and program personnel, and support of the ADS directorate and Raytheon and Rafael business objectives. R2S is not a prime contracting entity but serves as a major subcontractor to either RMD or Rafael.

The Program Director is required to manage multi-disciplinary teams to develop solutions to complex problems for the international partners & customers. Further responsibilities include driving tactical execution while meeting strategic objectives. This will require a demonstrated skill in program execution by leading with a strong leadership presence.

This role will require continuation of existing relationships with domestic and international partners while developing new ones to support growth objectives. This leader will have to communicate with not only its customer base, but be able to influence other potential customers.

In addition, this individual will be expected to execute proposal activities for follow-on work, and support/establish investment strategies. This will support the development of the manufacturing plans/roadmaps, advancement of next generation technology, and promoting future growth for Iron Dome/SkyHunter and the Land Warfare and Air Defense Mission Area.

This position can be based in Tucson, AZ or Boston, MA. Must be able to travel frequently both domestically and internationally about 40% of the time.

Qualifications you must have:

  • Minimum of 14 years’ experience; preferably with significant program management and/or related experience

  • Bachelor’s degree; Preferably in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Business related discipline. Advanced degrees preferred

  • Prior experience with program execution experience, and strong business acumen with the ability to manage, track and report metrics and progress through various management reviews.

  • Experience working DoD and international programs

  • Program Management Certification or ability to obtain within one year of starting.

    An active and in-scope Secret US security clearance

    Qualifications we Value:

  • Ability to run an independent company with responsibility for profit and loss

  • Ability to directly manage all aspects of an independent company and facility, such as Human Resources, Information Technology, facilities, and security

  • Proficient in export control and security processes

  • EVMS Certification

  • Proficient in the fundamentals of corporate finance, GAAP compliance, and CAS standards

  • Demonstrated experience managing program staffing, assignments and resources

  • Familiarity with the principles of modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools

  • Ability to lead and mentor early career team members as well as more experienced members of a team

  • Ability to focus, evaluate, motivate and reward teams, enabling them to achieve desired results

  • Working knowledge of US and international requirements and acquisition processes

  • International program execution experience

  • Demonstrated strong leadership and communication skills

  • Strong and proposal development experience

    What We Offer:

    Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

    Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm


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.