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RTX: Principal Systems Engineer


This is a Full-time position in Kinard, FL posted February 22, 2021.

Are you a leader who wants hands on experience working with missile hardware and the platforms that deliver that hardware?

Do you intentionally work toward getting the job done instead of doing the job?

If you are a leader ready to bring your talent and skills to the world leader in missile systems, we want to talk to you We are Raytheon Missiles and Defense (RMD) and we design, develop, integrate, test and produce missile systems for critical requirements, including air-to-air, strike, surface Navy air defense, land combat missiles, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles, and direct energy weapons.

The Systems Integration and Test Directorate at RMD is responsible for the development and deployment of product test architectures, test environments and capabilities, integration and test execution for our products from design through manufacturing.

The vision of Systems Integration and Test is to be a world-class leader in driving test affordability while ensuring an operationally relevant product is delivered to our service members.

The Weapons & Platforms Center (W&PC) is currently searching for a Flight Test / Analysis Engineering Lead to work with the 83rd Weapon Systems Evaluation Program (WSEP) at Tyndall AFB in Panama City, FL.


Citizenship status is required for this position and the candidate must have an active U.S.

Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Job Description: This position is located in Panama City, FL and requires strong fundamental missile TM analysis skills, ability to speak technically to front-line USAF and Navy fighter pilots about AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) in terminology they can understand, and the willingness to expand analysis into areas such as fighter sensors, threat fighter tactics, and WSEP flight test asset capabilities and limitations.

Strong understanding of typical missile performance work that will entail assessments in the areas of radar, estimation theory, guidance and navigation, and missile subsystem hardware analysis.

The applicant should be willing to both improve their knowledge and skill in these areas using Raytheon Missiles & Defense provided tutorials and interfacing with subject matter experts in Tucson.

The position and work environment requires the applicant be willing and able to interface with a wide variety of coworkers daily: other Raytheon Missiles & Defense engineers, Civil Service engineers / Managers / IT and Security representatives.

Responsibilities: Assist 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron (FWS) Program Managers and Analysts in the development of system level live fire objectives Assist 83rd FWS Program Managers and Analysts in planning live fires to accomplish those objectives Assist with briefing aircrews with mission planning Observe and provide analysis for missions in real time and post debrief aircrews Able to analyze top level results independently (30-60 minute window) Conduct detailed analysis and provide reports as directed by the 83 FWS/CC or delegated oversight.

Provides developers detailed real-time display/debrief requirements and be equipped to provide source parameters and associated mathematical/logical processes for derivatives.

Conduct simulation based studies to answer 83 FWS Program Manager questions on missile performance using government provided computing environment.

RMD Tucson engineers will conduct weekly liaison teleconferences with the subject matter experts (SME), provide any support requested by the SME, run simulations if required, provide assistance with simulations and tools running on the USG-owned computing environment made available to the SME and conduct quick analyses of issues brought up by the SME.

Travel is expected with this position.

Required Experience & Skills U.S Citizenship required A minimum of eight (8) years of technical/engineering experience.

Must have experience with 4 or more of the following areas: Experience working in an environment with frequent and direct interaction with customers and peers Knowledge of tactical software and performance capabilities of all AMRAAM variants Knowledge of platform interfaces and strong experience testing of the relationship between the Interface Control Document (ICD) and AMRAAM weapon system Knowledge of AMRAAM data dictionaries, Chapter 10 data and other telemetry formats Knowledge and experience debugging software code developed using C++, Assembly, and UNIX/LINUX In depth knowledge of analysis, models and simulations for missile performance related to the AMRAAM program Experience analyzing telemetry data in real-time and accurately summarize results in quicklook reports Desired Experience & Skills: Engineering leadership experience with a team and/or project Strong customer relationship experience Experience interpreting requirements and translating knowledge points into test plans and procedures Knowledge of MIL-STD-1553 and MIL-STD-1760 interfaces Experienced in Failure Review, Failure Investigation and Root Cause and Correction Action Boards.

Knowledge of Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment and Classified computer security requirements Knowledge of Link Margin Analysis, and have working experience with telemetry data capture Strong engineering skills, familiarity with test equipment, electronics and software Experienced creating verification strategies to support efficiency improvements Experienced with Range test resources and planning such as security, storage, data streaming, and data capture Good communication (oral and written) and presentation skills Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills Capable of making real-time decisions and coordinating with WSEP for pre/post mission expectations results Required Education: B.S.

in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics, Math or other related engineering discipline and 10 years of relevant experience.

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance.

Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain security clearance.

The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process.

Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement.

Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.


174808 Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.