Section Lead – Warheads


Rms Ap Bldg, AZ

Date Posted:



United States of America


AZ802: RMS AP Bldg 802 1151 East Hermans Road Building 802, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

Position Role Type:


Do you have a passion for Warhead Technology?

Would you enjoy working on advanced warhead technologies using scientific principles, theories and concepts to the weapon warhead system for implementation into missiles?

Do you enjoy leading a team as much as contributing in one?

If you can answer "yes" to these questions, we want to talk to you!

About Us:

At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

Job Summary:

The Section Leader – Warheads position is in the Energetics and Propulsion Department of the Mechanical Products Team. This organization is responsible for the full spectrum of warhead, fuzing, and propulsion designs/technology, including power systems, ignition, and all other weapon initiation safety systems technology. This individual would develop architectures, top level design concepts, requirements, and performance modeling for new payload systems and other energetic needs.

This position is located in Tucson, Arizona.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • The Section Leader (SL) is a key technical contributor to the programs and products supported by the section. The SL performs direct line management activities for a team of engineers. In addition to designing warhead subsystems and participating in Bid and Proposal efforts, SM activities include career and performance development, mentoring, training, tool and process development, resource allocation, and championing the use of established procedures, processes and instructions. The SL serves as a liaison to the programs, ensuring program success along technical, cost and schedule parameters, as well as overseeing section member job assignments, performance, and recognition.

  • You must have an ability to provide technical guidance and act as a mentor to their staff. The candidate must be adept at making technical presentations and at establishing customer relationships. The candidate shall be a highly motivated “self-starter” able to lead by example, possessing strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and maintain positive relationships and satisfaction with functional and program leadership.

  • The position is a hybrid role, and the selected applicant will work with the hiring manager to set schedule.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) or related degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience OR an Advanced degree and 5 years of relevant experience

  • 8 years of experience in warhead engineering or related

  • Must have experience in:

    • Warhead or Energetic Device Design & Analyses

    • Warhead system or subsystem technology readiness level (TRL) maturation or development

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance prior to the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree

  • 10 plus years of directly related experience in warhead subsystems design, development, and test

  • Development of warhead Technical Performance Measures (TPM), Key Product Characteristics (KPC), Key Characteristic Control (KCC)

  • Experience with ordnance manufacturing process technologies

  • Experience with Munitions mitigation technology (design, materials)

  • Supplier collaboration experience and oversight generating specifications and statements of work (SOW)

  • Experience in business development and technology road mapping

  • Demonstrated success as a team leader

  • Systems architecture as warhead subsystem designer.

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.

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award. ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

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.

Privacy Policy and Terms:

Click on this link to read the Policy and Terms