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Director Mission Assurance Operations
Raytheon Company | Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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Job Description

What’s YOUR Mission?
Here at Raytheon, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. We’re inspired by a noble mission that’s shared by Raytheon employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President Mission Assurance, the Director of Mission Assurance Operations will be responsible for orchestrating the execution of key initiatives of the IDS Mission Assurance Strategy aligned with the company-wide Mission Assurance Value Proposition. This strategic leader will be responsible for driving procedure and processes optimization, business operations efficiencies, communications function-wide and various special projects.

In addition, this position will be responsible for strategic leadership of MA Proposals, Metrics, Tools, Quality Processes, Data Science initiatives and the IDS Records Management area. Also responsible for leading the IDS Corporate Quality Management (QMS) Audit Team that is responsible for the Raytheon Enterprise level Quality Management System Audit Function across all businesses.
The Director works closely with IDS Mission Assurance directors of Quality, Business Areas, Compliance and Raytheon Six Sigma. The role will also work closely with the Functional Partners of HR, IT, Finance and Raytheon Mission Assurance organizations in other businesses including Corporate, to effect closure of issues.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Drive employee expertise development across the product lifecycle in collaboration with the Mission Assurance Leadership Team and HR.
  • Assess, improve and deploy an improved Mission Assurance Proposal process; Assess and improve the Mission Assurance Gate and Independent Review processes.
  • Engage at the enterprise level on developing and implementing multiple policies, metrics, and best practices.
  • Achieve Mission Assurance Certification Level 3 Manager and Level 3 Mission Assurance.
  • Participation with industry associations.
This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Required Qualifications
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have the ability to obtain an United States Secret security clearance
  • 14+ years relevant experience
  • Experience participating in design and development activities
  • Direct experience managing teams
  • 5+ years participating in quality assurance, operations, or program leadership roles
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) or related field

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with DoD major programs throughout the product life cycle
  • Demonstrated broad based technical and business fundamentals
  • Multi-functional / Program experience
  • In-depth knowledge of mission assurance and related disciplines – systems, software, hardware, manufacturing
  • Experience facilitating cross organizational solutions in response to diverse objectives with ability to influence others to achieve business goals
  • Strong strategic vision and the ability to develop and execute change ideas
  • Ability to prioritize work load in a multi-tasking, resource constrained work environment
  • Provide strong business performance leadership by defining responsibilities, motivating employees, and demonstrating effective problem solving
  • Experience with building and maintaining strong working relationships with stakeholders and peer groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation & negotiation skills
  • Experience with preparing and presenting senior management level briefings, and influencing, senior leadership on issues
  • Project management skills including cost, schedule, risk, and opportunity assessment
  • Experience working in a multi discipline environment

What We Offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, Raytheon offers 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 Raytheon offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

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Raytheon: Making the World a Safer Place

“Diversity is at the heart of all we do at Raytheon. We embrace diversity and diverse opinions; we treat people with dignity and respect to support our inclusive culture. This allows us to retain and attract the world-class talent and supplier base we need to develop the innovative solutions our global customers depend on. We view our diversity as a competitive advantage as a key enabler of our growth."
- Thomas A. Kennedy
Raytheon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


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.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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