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Raytheon Technologies Directed Energy Chief Engineer in Tucson, Arizona

Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) , provides comprehensive expertise in high power electromagnetics (HPEM); pulsed power engineering, diagnostics and effects testing; and radio frequency (RF) and particle code simulation. Key growth opportunities include the integration of directed energy weapons on combat platforms. Our complement of engineers, scientists, technicians and manufacturing staff in a broad range of disciplines develop innovative solutions from idea conception, including research and development, to finished product.

Job Description


The Directed Energy Chief Engineer will be responsible for the technical execution of Raytheon's high power microwave and particle beam portfolio.

The Chief Engineer will oversee the research and development, capture, manufacturing, and production planning of very high technology high power systems with technologies including pulsed power, particle beams, plasma technologies, traveling wave tubes, RF antennas, and RF subsystems on classified and non-classified programs.

The Chief Engineer will lead teams of engineers and PhD scientists to translate physics-based theories into engineering prototypes, often developing new theories about how pulsed power and microwave devices can operate.

The Chief Engineer will lead teams to develop complete system solutions based on those prototypes.


Citizenship status

is required


this position


an active

U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead the technical development of Directed Energy (high power microwave, pulsed power, and particle beam)

Provide senior technical oversight and guidance to Engineering personnel, ensuring technical rigor, that balances Raytheon priorities along with specific program technical, cost and schedule requirements, including product performance, and manufacturability and affordability objectives

Ensure the technical integrity of program work products, including the Technical Data Package,

integration, testing, verification and validation

Work collaboratively with the RMD Engineering Organization, with RMD, and with the RMD Office of Chief Engineer

Chairing or designating a chair for all program engineering review boards, including risk reviews, failure reviews, readiness reviews, and Configuration Control Boards

Drive and support improvement to eliminate design or production flaws that inhibit progress

Support proposals and IRAD focus areas and serve as technical expert with senior capability

Influence senior Engineering and Program Office to accept new technologies, practices, and approaches

Serve as the key technical interface with the customer for all Directed Energy programs

Be the top resource used in helping customers to understand what Raytheon can provide in terms of Directed Energy solutions for the warfighter

Implement strategic goals established by RMD

Required Skills & Education:

A Bachelor's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics

Minimum of 10 years’ experience with directed energy

Technical Experience with directed energy technology

Experience developing and fielding systems in the defense market

Experience with Research and Development programs transitioning to military systems

Familiarity with the military strategic planning methodologies and the associated organizations

Experience in systems design and integration

Experience in defense project planning, proposal and program management

Experience with system simulation and system requirements

Experience with integration and test, verification and validation

Desired Skills:

Masters or PhD in Physics or other scientific or engineering discipline


Experience in the international defense environment

Knowledge and experience with USAF, US Army and/or US Navy Research and Development processes

Extensive technical expertise with multiple scientific and engineering disciplines

Capability of working without appreciable direction

Ability to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts to resolve on complex technical problems and facilitate innovative solutions

Familiarity with supply chain management, sales, and program management

Security Requirement:

Existing Secret Clearance (Top Secret or above preferred)

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


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.