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Job Description

Do you often think about the financial implications of product designs early in the process?

Are you comfortable deriving answers by making calculated assumptions and taking action?

If your answers are an enthusiastic “yes,” the Design Synthesis Department team at Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) wants to know more about your career goals!

Read below and apply today to join our supportive dynamic team in beautiful Tucson, AZ. We offer a comprehensive relocation package!

The Design Synthesis Department functions within the Advanced Missile Systems Center, which develops products for front end of the business (FEOTB) programs. Design Synthesis is the department that conceptualizes new weapon systems, providing new business mission concept exploration to meet customer operational needs.
Description and Duties:
The team seeks an Affordability Engineer with a strong desire to influence the affordability of Raytheon Missile System products by independently developing cost information as part of an organization that supports engineering teams in a collaborative environment. You will work independently to develop affordability solutions and work with engineering teams to meet affordability requirements through day to day support. You will gain knowledge of some of RMS products and development processes (TD, EMD, RDT&E). Your contributions will be instrumental in developing cost estimates, cost requirements, trade-off studies, and cost risk & opportunity assessments in efforts ranging from concept exploration through production. Accurate, concise communication while demonstrating ability to work with a wide range of people and engineering disciplines is essential. This position will support Multidisciplinary Design Analysis & Optimization (MDAO),

Note: This position can be Salary Grade G08 (Sr. Systems Engineer I) or Salary Grade G09 (Sr. Systems Engineer II) based upon the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements of the position.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Cost Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Math or other STEM degree.
  • Four (4) years of experience in an engineering discipline requiring cross-functional interaction during several stages of a program/product life cycle
  • Four (4) years of aerospace or defense industry experience involving recurring and non-recurring costs
  • Experience in at least one of the following cost estimating model tools: ACEIT, PRICE, SEER or Excel based cost models.
  • Applied work experience supporting teams to develop cost evaluations, cost estimates, and proposal submittals
  • Applied work experience planning and coordinating estimating strategies for development and production programs
  • Within the past four (4) years, have developed credible cost estimates (models) for at least one of the phases of a product life cycle: Development, production/AUPP, or O&S. Methods used in these estimate should include, the ability to utilize: learning curves, manufacturing standards, material purchase history, supply chain quotes, Fielding/Life Cycle (LCC)/Total Ownership (TOC) estimates where applicable. Knowledge of the proper methods and factors for taking cost to sell.
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance
  • The successful candidate will be required to give a short (10 minute) presentation to the interview panel (3-5 individuals). Details will be provided in advance of the in person interview
Desired Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Advanced degree in Cost Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Math.
  • Experience developing work breakdown structures that are compliant with MIL-STD-881 and RMS’s organization and processes
  • Ability to organize the efforts required to prepare cost related Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) items, including Contractor Cost Data Reporting (1921) reports
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills to communicate affordability strategies, results, and opportunities with IPTs and Program. Potential of some efforts to be presented to RMS leadership and external customers
  • Desire to work both independently and in team environments
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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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