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Engineering Fellow - Warheads
Raytheon Company | Tucson, Arizona
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Job Description

The Engineering Fellow position is in the Energetics and Propulsion Department of the Mechanical Subsystems Directorate. 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. The successful candidate will:

· Conduct and oversee hydrocode analysis of warheads and other high strain rate dynamic events
· Apply and/or develop advanced warhead technologies using scientific principles, theories and concepts to the weapon warhead system for implementation into missiles
· Provide technical oversight to subcontractors
· Mentor a team of junior and senior analysis engineers in hydrocode simulation, results interpretation, and data processing
· Guide hardware and software acquisitions to meet Raytheon technical and financial goals
· Support the Safety Engineering organization by planning and performing insensitive munitions and safety analyses as needed
· Fragment impact
· Fast/slow cookoff
· Safe separation
· Frequently interface with the Customer to identify user needs

Required Experience and Skills:

· A minimum of 12 years of experience in Hydrocode analysis
· Extensive, demonstrated, experience with two of the following hydrocodes:


· Proficiency with data processing tools (MATLAB, Python, C++, FORTRAN, etc)
· Demonstrated understanding of constitutive models and equations of state (EOSs) and their development
· Proficiency in development of finite element meshes using Cubit, TrueGrid, or related tool
· Must have demonstrated knowledge of / experience in:

Engineering design in development projects
Warhead or Energetic Device Design & Analyses
Design and analysis of mechanical subsystems
Ordnance manufacturing process technologies
Insensitive Munitions mitigation technology (design, materials)

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project)
· Development of warhead Technical Performance Measures (TPM), Key Product Characteristics (KPC), Key Characteristic Control (KCC)
· Co-development of threat defeat requirements from system lethality analyses and validating design lethality implementation in flight simulators
· Proposal and cost preparation, requirements definition, and warhead subsystems analysis, test and verification; operational test support; supplier collaboration
· Warhead subsystem technology readiness level (TRL) maturation
· Validation and verification of lethality elements in system performance modelling from development and qualification tests of subsystems
· Must be willing to travel to suppliers and government facilities
· Must currently have or be able to obtain a DoD issued Secret security clearance

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Eng., Mechanical Eng., Materials Science Eng., or related discipline

Desired Experience and Skills:

· Experience in conducting statistical lethality analysis using AJEM, General Full-Spray, RAVAGE, or related tool
· Experience using CREO for CAD model generation
· 25 years of directly related experience in warhead subsystems design, development, and test
· 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
· Advanced experience in code development and data processing
· Masters or PhD. in Aerospace Eng., Mechanical Eng., Materials Science Eng., or related discipline

Key Responsibilities (essential functions):

· Develop strategic and technology development roadmaps for Hydrocode and lethality analysis
· Lead development of design concepts for target defeat mechanisms (warheads)
· Design, analyze, test and evaluate warhead systems
· Perform warhead system/component design and optimization
· Provide technical oversight of subcontracted analysis activities and provide technical direction to hydrocode engineers
· Support failure analysis and corrective action through analysis redesign of failed warhead components or systems
· Present warhead design models and supporting analyses/test results to internal and external customer review meetings
· Support proposals requiring warhead technologies and hydrocode / lethality analysis
· Provide counsel and mentoring for junior/senior members of the Department
· Oversee fact-finding and contract negotiations
· Test data reduction and quantitative comparison to predictions
· Generate warhead performance data files for use in performance assessments and requirements compliance
· Ensure technical rigor and depth of all deliverables

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible 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. 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.


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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