Associate Director, High-Power Microwave Technology, Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona

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United States of America


AZ807: RMS AP Bldg 807 1151 East Hermans Road Building 807, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments, we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges – together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture.

Position Overview:

Are you interested in helping to manage a strategic portfolio of programs within the Advanced Technology (AT) Mission Area that develops a next generation, high power microwave (HPM) systems? This Associate Director will report to the Program Director and will provide program and technology leadership while supporting the execution of all phases of these developments.  These programs build upon the successful demonstration of several core technology components, integrating these technologies in systems to validate capability, and deliver an operational capability for the warfighter. 

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

Supports the Program Director for the overall success of the programs, company and customer success, on-time delivery, and for identifying and assisting in the development of new technical opportunities within the customer community.
Partners with the government customer and stakeholders to develop the goals, strategy, and vision for these programs starting from initial concept development through contract award and execution. 
Plans for integration of this technology with core product lines.
Supports development of the portfolio strategy to meet the full spectrum mission and supporting needs of the customer community and the company.
Works with the individual program managers to manage cost and schedule performance of the existing and any subsequently awarded contracts or modifications and communicating program status and strategies to senior leadership. 
Develops and maintains collaborative and responsive internal relationships with peers across the AT Mission Area, R&C, and corresponding Mission Area functional leads such as Supply Chain, Contracts, and Finance.
Clearly articulates customer positions, status, and strategies to senior management.

Qualifications You Must Have:

Typically requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 12 years prior relevant experience, or an advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years of experience
Management or program leadership experience
Defense, aerospace, government acquisition or similar industry experience
Experience working within engineering or technical product development programs or similar environment
An active and in-scope Secret US security clearance

Qualifications We Value:

Experience leading research and development programs with high technical risk and high visibility
Experience communicating complex technical knowledge to the technical community outside of RMD to include customers and vendors
Proven ability to develop and maintain long term business relationships with customers and partners
Experience with High Power Microwave (HPM) technologies
Experience and demonstrated success managing change, building teams in a matrixed organization, developing leaders and mentoring others
Strong proficiency in developing and presenting Strategic Plans, AOP, Technology Roadmaps, and planning to senior management, and responsibility for executing approved plans
Ability to focus, evaluate, motivate, and reward the teams, enabling them to achieve desired results
Relevant Advanced STEM Degrees
An active and in-scope Top-Secret US security clearance

What We Offer:

Whether you’re 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 we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Additional Details:

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. 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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of America’s 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of nature’s best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucson’s fantastic weather lets 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.

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