Flight Test Planner / Mission Director (115908BR)

  • Raytheon
  • El Segundo, California, United States
  • 07/02/2018
Secret Engineering - Hardware / Software

Job Description

Location: El Segundo California Security Clearance: Secret - Current Job Description:
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) is the provider of AESA Radar Systems which provide the war fighter with the most accurate and timely information available for the network-centric battlefield. The Systems Engineering Integration and Test Center (SEIT) organization is seeking committed engineering leaders who are passionate about creating innovative and cost-effective solutions for the warfighter.

We are seeking a Flight Test Systems Engineer to become a member of the Tactical Radar Systems Department as a Flight Test Planner and Mission Director within the Systems Engineering Integration and Test Center.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:
  • Translating test project technical requirements into executable flight tests
  • Authoring and editing flight test and safety plans
  • Supporting customer Technical Review Boards and Safety Review Boards
  • Completing laser safety planning (DoD, FAA, and Laser Clearinghouse)
  • Coordinating and scheduling test activities with major Test Ranges
  • Creating test profiles
  • Developing test matrices, mission flows, and card decks for test missions
  • Directing test missions as a Mission Director aboard the Raytheon Multi-Program Testbed or other Raytheon platforms
  • Generating quick look reports and flight test summary reports

Additional responsibilities for this position include:
  • Analyzing system requirements and defining testing criteria of the requirements at the software and system level
  • Troubleshooting flight systems, computer systems, software problems, and networking connectivity issues
  • Interface with system hardware and software teams to resolve technical issues during the integration and testing phases.
  • Analyzing avionics and flight data products and draft reports for presentation
  • Performing post flight data processing, flight video editing, and rendering
  • Performing detailed analysis of flight and laboratory test data

Overall this position will support flight test for major AESA, Gen 5/6, EO/IR, and SAS development programs. Ideal candidates for this requisition should possess an engineering degree and have direct flight test and mission planning experience. A 1-step higher salary grade will be considered for the right candidate.

Required Skills:
  • 4+ years of relevant flight test experience
  • 6+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • Familiarity with systems flight test planning, safety planning, test techniques, and test conduct
  • Ability to multi-task and problem-solve while working in high paced, high demand laboratory and flight test environments
  • Ability to effectively interface with senior-level leaders, external customers, end users & analysts
  • Ability to work flexible non-standard hours (ie – 2nd shift, 3rd shift, and weekends) on an occasional basis in support of laboratory and flight tests
  • Ability to hold an FAA Class III medical certificate
  • Active Secret or higher Security Clearance with the ability to obtain SAP/SAR clearances
  • US Citizen
  • Ability to access US only data

Desired Skills:
  • Strong desire to learn, take initiative and contribute in a team-oriented environment
  • Control room experience (especially as test director or test conductor)
  • Strong aviation background to include professional (military or civil) and/or private flight experience
  • Familiarity with aircraft flight operations, aviation terminology, and radio procedures
  • Experience with system-level IV&V of hardware and software products, engineering principles, and work products
  • Ability or aptitude to troubleshoot flight test systems, computer systems, software, and networking connectivity issues
  • Experience with developing analysis tools and performing data analysis
  • Experience with relevant computer systems and languages (i.e. ForeFlight, MATLAB, MS Office, Python, C++, Java, Linux)

Required Education:
  • BS Degree in Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Physics, or technical science degree

Desired Education:
  • MS in Engineering, Math, Computer Science, or Physics with emphasis in computer systems
  • Graduate of USAF TPS, USNTPS, NTPS, Empire TPS, or EPNER (or equivalent flight test engineer curriculum)

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

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 identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) builds radars and other sensors for aircraft, spacecraft and ships. The business also provides communications and electronic warfare solutions and performs research in areas ranging from linguistics to quantum computing. SAS is headquartered in McKinney, Texas USA. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business.

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