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Department Manager, Sr Engineering Mgr
Raytheon Company | El Segundo, California
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Job Description:

The Space Systems Electo Optical Electronics Department Manager (DM) will be responsible to effectively lead a product oriented space common electronics design department of approximately 100 engineers and technicians. The department is located in El Segundo, CA and the DM’s home office will be in El Segundo, CA. This position provides technical leadership for the design and analysis of space common electronics for highly complex, state-of-the art EO sensor systems. This role is the top level decision making interface between the product line customers, programs, other functions and the Space Common Elecrtronics Department. The DM ensures effective bidding and execution for proposals, design, development, and production support efforts. This position is accountable for providing high integrity engineering products/services and continuously driving the department’s technical skills, execution and staffing levels in order to provide the required innovation and efficiency, effectiveness, capability and capacity to meet Raytheon Space and Airborne System (SAS) business needs.

This role will provide technical and functional leadership to the organization including, effective deployment of process initiatives including CMMI level 5 operation, and growth and maintenance of department capabilities for development and manufacture of sensor subsystems. This role will be responsible for managing labor and non-labor budgets to meet organizational funding targets. This role will be engaged in gate reviews, proposal development, design/peer/independent reviews and cost and schedule of efforts performed by their organization. Program responsibilities also include providing leadership for development/management of subsystem engineering, design, execution of trade studies, interface definition/management, verification/test planning, and integration. Performance management including organizational and individual goal setting, career counseling, and employee development which are aligned to product roadmaps and resource allocation.

The Department Manager Responsibilities include: technical leadership, effective deployment of process initiatives including CMMI level 5 operation, growth and maintenance of department capabilities, and appropriate application of staff to programs and projects. The department manager provides guidance, coaching and direction to Section Managers on performance management, career development & training, and resource allocation. The department manager is responsible for leading the department in the execution of the Center and SAS Engineering goals. The department manager will be engaged across all SAS business areas to ensure that all aspects of hardware development are addressed. This includes being involved in gate reviews, proposal development, and various design reviews.

Required Skills:
  • 12 plus years in electronics engineering, including leadership roles
  • Thorough knowledge of the department’s products and technologies
  • Detailed knowledge of bidding processes and proposal development
  • Working knowledge of EVMS, IMS, & IMP tools for managing programs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong judgment and decision making abilities
  • Able to effectively work multiple tasks and priorities
  • Strong advocate for process improvement (e.g. CMMI and R6s) and able to develop plans to demonstrate continuous improvement in out-of-phase defects
  • Able to help reduction in development costs and reduction in productivity variability using statistical methodologies
  • Active SSBI
  • US Citizenship, ability to obtain a DoD security clearance

Desired Skills:
  • Active DoD Security Clearance
  • Experience in the defense industry
  • Ability to travel to remote locations

Required Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent education and experience

Desired Education:
  • Master's Degree in Engineering or equivalent education and experience

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

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.


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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