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Test Systems Integrated Product Team Lead (IPTL)


This is a Full-time position in GUNTER, TX posted April 29, 2021.

Do you love working with teams? Do you enjoy being in the middle of everything? The Test Automation Department (TAD) of Raytheon Intelligence and Space (RIS) division of Raytheon Technologies is seeking a Test Systems Integrated Product Team Lead (IPTL) with experience in executing and transitioning test equipment projects (both test hardware and software) across development and production environments.

This IPTL position is a significant role for Reconnaissance and Targeting Systems (RTS) programs such as Abrams and related efforts located in McKinney Texas. The Project Leader will maintain the execution of the schedule and deliverables, serve as a control account manager (CAM), perform at a high operational tempo and demonstrate an ability to react quickly to changes in both the plan and/or priorities while maintaining execution rigor that is appropriate to a production environment. The role will also be a strategic position requiring daily contact with customer counter parts both internal and external. New test strategies will need to be developed as the program transitions from the verification level testing done during development, to the acceptance testing needed for production at the factory location. This position will need to develop and implement facilities strategy to transform test facilities from developmental testing to full rate production. There will also be the need to perform test system development simultaneously with the on-going production and the resulting verification of the new designs as well as identification and implementation of cost reduction initiatives to enhance system affordability. Responsibilities include providing technical leadership, control account ownership, guidance and direct interfacing with customer testing organizations as well as working groups, contractors, and Raytheon personnel necessary to provide customers with validated production systems to meet the customer needs and acceptance criteria.

Job Related Activities:

  • Integrated Product Team Leadership responsibilities for the overall technical execution of the system engineering, integration, test, and Validation & Verification functions.
  • Communication and interface to program leadership and to both internal and external customers.
  • CAM duties to include cost and schedule responsibility for the production test control account, including task management, staffing coordination, variance analysis and earned value reporting. Coordination of resolution of engineering challenges through program and functional management.
  • Obtaining alignment on system acceptance criteria to internal and external customer sets, timely production of objective evidence and artifacts to support acceptance. Coordination of acceptance procedures, equipment needs, and documentation.
  • Planning and coordination of test design (to include travel as required to support factory transition activities).
  • Lead design reviews, test/production readiness reviews, gate reviews, trade studies and other program/customer reviews as required to keep the team on track.
  • Managing Test resources (including people, facilities, and equipment) efficiently to execute the team’s plan.
  • Ensuring the consistent application of engineering best practice and all activities undertaken under your control are conducted to common standards in accordance with Raytheon’s IPDS processes.
  • Generate management overview slides (both technical and EAC) and present them to both program and functional leadership.
  • Leading dialogs with Leadership and customers to resolve technical issues.
  • Support the Product Area Chief (PAC) Engineer in developing and managing the technical solution in support of customer needs/requirements.
  • Perform assigned department leadership duties as required.
  • Lead the management of subcontractor technical solutions and installations.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Test System development integration, and verification
  • Experience with multi-functional and cross-site teams
  • Demonstrated strong organization, coordination, planning, and team building skills
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of the challenges of a long term production program, be able to perform affordability and obsolescence trades and manage a team (approximately 10-15 members)
  • Ability to present analytic results to executives in clear language about the implications of the results to the organization
  • Requires Active Secret Clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship status required

Desired Skills:

  • Systems Engineering experience with Infrared related products
  • Project Financial Manager experience
  • Integrated Product Team Lead (IPTL) or Program Management experience
  • Agile Methodology Understanding
  • Prior experience in Aerospace and Defense
  • Prior experience in manufacturing process

Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Math, Science or related technical discipline (preferably Systems, Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering).

Desired Education:
Advanced degree in a related field

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.175928

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