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Systems Safety Section Lead – ** Minimum $30k Sign On Bonus** ONSITE, TUCSON, ARIZONA

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Tucson, Arizona

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United States of America


AZ848: RMS AP Bldg 848 1151 East Hermans Road Building 848, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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**This position is eligible for a minimum of $30K Sign-On Bonus**

**Sign on bonus is not permitted for internal candidates**

About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD), we dedicate ourselves to solving product and mission-based customer challenges – together we can anticipate more, move faster, and make a bigger impact to defense integration.

The Whole Life Engineering (WLE) Directorate provides effective and affordable design support and optimal sustainment solutions. Working closely with members of both design and user communities, our highly skilled practitioners use cutting edge technologies and tools to sustain and support RMD products. WLE’s diverse disciplines include Reliability Engineering, System Safety Engineering, Human Systems Integration, Sustainment Architecture, Integrated Logistics Support and Supportability / Sustainment Engineering. These disciplines work together with our programs and external partners to develop innovative and customer focused solutions in order to produce reliable, safe and sustainable products.

Job Summary:

As the Section Leader for System Safety Engineering, you’ll directly support the Air Power & Strategic Missile Defense Effectors group.

As an experienced System Safety Engineer familiar with working in a sensor, and command & control development, production and sustainment environments you’ll have strong communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to balance priorities, ensure alignment and communicate safety expectations at all levels in the organization.

To effectively support our programs and section members, you’ll have had exposure to multiple safety programs across different Mission Areas/Product lines. In addition, you’ll have experience interfacing with U.S. Government (USG) Safety Review Boards.

We value diverse skills and experience, so don’t hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you’re passionate about what you could accomplish here, we’d love to hear from you.

We value diverse skills and experience, so don’t hold back. Your qualifications can add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you’re passionate about what you can accomplish here, we’d love to hear from you. 

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

As a System Safety Section Leader you’re responsible for the following:

Employee performance development and assessment for approximately 15 employees
Employee productivity improvement
Budgeting and manpower planning
Cost proposal and EAC preparation.
Working with System Safety practitioners to understand program safety tasks, safety issues and providing appropriate direction
Implementing System Safety Engineering program tasks, ensuring technical integrity and accuracy

Additional responsibilities will include the following employee-focused areas:

Employee performance development and assessment
Employee growth, productivity improvement, and recognition
Budgeting and manpower planning
Personnel issue resolution
Ensuring compliance with company policies/procedures
Ensuring all personnel are properly prepared and trained for the scope of their tasks and leveraging best practices across all programs

Some travel may be required.  5% Domestic, 0% International

This job is posted as ONSITE and is based in Tucson, AZ

Qualifications You Must Have:

Typically Requires Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant experience OR an Associate’s degree and 10 years of relevant experience OR an advanced degree in a related field and 5 years’ relevant experience may be considered for this role. In absence of a Bachelor’s degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required.
Experience with: System Safety Engineering, System Engineering, Software or Firmware Engineering, or equivalent Safety Engineering experience in areas such as Aerospace, Automotive or Medical Device.
Experience with proposals, project or program management·        
Leadership experience
The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance.  US citizenship is required as only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Value:

Familiarity with Performance Development process
Ability to motivate team members by providing an open environment conducive for each employee to reach his/her full potential
Familiarity with management of program support, subcontractor oversight and customer relationships.
Effective interpersonal communication skills and a proven ability to handle stressful situations
Experience with RMD proposal process
Demonstrated consistency, accountability and flexibility managing multiple and competing priorities

What We Offer: Whether you are just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer 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 on offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Additional Details: This job is posted internally as: Manager, Systems Engineering

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met (see guidelines) to receive the Referral Awarding.

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility 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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

About Tucson:  This job is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ.  Recognized as one of America’s 10 Best Small Cities, Tucson has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region.  Surrounded by beautiful mountains, the colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson showcases some of nature’s best work.  Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, this fantastic weather allows residents enjoy the outdoors year-round. 


Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX Raytheon Missiles & Defense / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01613385  2023.05.06 

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