Principal Electrical Production REA – Huntsville, AL


Bob Heath Drive, AL

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United States of America


AL218: 315 Bob Heath Drive,Huntsville 315 Bob Heath Drive , Huntsville, AL, 35806 USA

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About Us:

At Raytheon, you have the opportunity to try new things and make a bigger difference across a broader end-to-end solution, a richer technology and product set, an expanded range of disciplines, a growing global footprint and a more diverse team of colleagues and customers.

Job Summary:

The Effector Subsystems Products Team provides Electrical Systems Engineering to develop Guidance Electronics solutions for products across the Raytheon portfolio. Our team develops missile Guidance Electronics Hardware. Our core electrical engineering responsibilities include architecture, analysis, requirements, integration, and test. Our core electrical engineering technologies include RF/RADAR, Navigation/IMU/GPS, Digital, and Power. We partner with several Electrical departments that provide the detailed design of our electrical products as well as missile level systems teams.

The Electronics Team is searching for an Electrical Subsystems Lead with experience as Responsible Engineering Authority (REA). The role of the Electrical Subsystems Lead is to manage a cross-functional and cross-discipline team of engineers through product development. The Electrical Subsystem Lead provides both technical guidance and supervision in meeting project commitment. They also manage suppliers and may lead efforts in proposal development. Responsibilities will include mentoring less experienced engineers and leading the team to give the program data-based evidence to make the proper decisions for the direction of the program. This position is as a lead for a production program.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Ability to lead a team of 10+ engineers.

  • Technical mentoring

  • Assignments may include guiding a team through several phases of hardware systems lifecycle such as designs and evaluation; architecting new electronic systems; developing and documenting subsystem requirements and test plans; peer reviews of designs as a subject matter expert; presentations to peers, management, and government customers; and root-cause failure investigations.

  • Missile and Defense has a strong culture of mentoring; it is expected that employees will be both mentors and mentees.

  • Assignments may require some travel, including foreign travel.

  • Work within a multi-disciplined team.

  • Collaboration with both Functional and Program higher level management.

  • Collaboration with Customer and Suppliers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)

  • Current or prior experience with Strategic Missile Defense or Naval Power systems development and/or production

  • Minimum of 8 years of engineering experience with progressing leadership roles

  • Experience in analysis, test, measurement or integration of electrical products or systems

The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Missile guidance electronics subsystems typically contain antennas, analog RF circuit cards, digital circuit cards, and configurable logic so the ideal candidate will have a background in designing and troubleshooting of one or more of these components. Ideal candidates will also have experience in project leadership, systems engineering and architecture and have a desire to grow into a higher level

  • Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering

  • Experience serving as a Responsible Engineering Authority (REA), Control Account Manager (CAM), and/or Integrated Product Team Lead (IPTL)

  • Failure investigation, root cause identification, and corrective action implementation

  • Development of technical proposals, engineering project estimates, and/or white papers

  • Requirements verification test planning and execution

  • Experience creating and presenting professional level design documentation to company leadership and program customers

  • Experience with manpower planning and staffing forecasts

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management Systems

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. 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:

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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