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Raytheon Technologies Sr. Mission Assurance Lead in El Segundo, California

Are you ready for a challenging new leadership opportunity in 2020? Raytheon Technologies has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Mission Assurance Lead position at our El Segundo, CA location. This position requires an Active TS/SSBI Clearance with a minimum of 10 years relevant Quality or Engineering experience.

Raytheon Intelligence and Space (RI&S), Space Systems Mission Assurance is seeking an experienced professional to implement and manage a Mission Assurance and Quality program and specific customer mission assurance flow down requirements throughout the space program lifecycle. The selected individual compliments engineering disciplines to assure products meet their specified requirements; are consistent, complete, and correct as warranted for the system and operational environment; and satisfy customer and mission needs. The selected individual enables mission success by proactively identifying and addressing areas where the adequacy of program plans, requirements, analyses, risk mitigation plans, certification/verification/validation/qualification approaches and process/product noncompliance have the potential to impact overall mission success. The selected individual will perform with minimal supervision to:

Interpret customer technical and Mission Assurance (MA) requirements, and ensure these requirements are integrated and sustained in program plans, specifications and product drawings and assembly plans

Ensure producibility, inspectability, and testability are considered during the early development of the systems specification and flowdown to lower-level requirements

Engage and lead in customer Mission Assurance and Quality reviews and technical interchange meetings (TIMs) focused on execution and compliance to the Mission Assurance and Quality Assurance Plans

Lead or participate as a member in Failure Review Boards (FRBs) and review and resolve systemic failure review and corrective action (FRACA) items

Review and concur with the Parts, Materials and Processes Control Plan (PMPCP) and Approved Parts, Materials and Processes List (APMPL) to assure each specifies the appropriate PM&P specifications, standards and acceptance criteria

Provide an integrated perspective of the program’s technical risk that considers criticality, system safety, reliability, test and evaluation criteria and adverse trend (RI&S and supplier)

Review and approve Engineering program documentation, including program plans, specifications, requirements verification matrices, component and assembly drawings, assembly instructions, test plans, procedures, test reports, instructions and standard operating procedures prior to release for correctness to technical standards

Assure the impact of advisories, such as Government Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) and customer advisories, are considered

Have direct interface with program management, cross-functional program leadership, suppliers, customers and government representatives.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position requires a U.S. Top Secret Clearance with SSBI day one of employment.

Domestic travel is required (20%).

Required Skills

Minimum 10 years of related experience in Quality or Engineering in development, production, and test of high-reliability space products

Working knowledge of selected Systems and Space Engineering disciplines (e.g. requirements development, analysis and allocation, System Safety, Reliability, Parts, Materials and Processes, Assembly and Integration, Contamination Control, and Space Environmental Test)

Working knowledge of Quality Management Systems IS09001 and AS9100, Configuration and Data Management, and implementation of internal and contractual quality requirements

Must possess a strong knowledge base and ability to perform quality assurance functional activities in support of programmatic, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, test and post-delivery support

A working knowledge of First Article Inspections per AS9102

A working knowledge of Special Test Equipment development / procurement / transition to production

Ability to collaborate with program cross-functional team members to develop practical solutions to complex problems

Working knowledge of Raytheon RCAS or a proven closed-loop corrective action system

Experience as member or chair of Material nonconformance and Failure review boards (MRB/FRB)

Experience as member or leader of a program Risk & Opportunity Management Board (ROMB)

Strong data extraction and analysis skills

Strong written/verbal presentation skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desired Skills

Experience working at a prime contractor on a government spacecraft program

Experience with Raytheon gating or program phasing (nonrecurring/recurring activities)

Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist or Industry Six Sigma Certification

ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or Manager

Experience with government and industry mission assurance specs and standards.

Required Education

Bachelor of Science Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics

Bachelor of Art Degrees in an appropriate field of science (Computer Science, Chemistry or Physics)

Bachelor of Art Degree in Mathematics

Desired Education

Advanced Degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics or Quality Assurance

For the Bachelor of Art Degrees listed above, ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard


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.