MANPADS Aerodynamics Lead, Principal Engineer Job at RTX Corporion, Tucson, AZ

  • RTX Corporion
  • Tucson, AZ

Job Description

Date Posted:



United States of America


AZ840: RMS AP Bldg 840 1151 East Hermans Road Building 840, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world. In Raytheon’s Guidance, Navigation and Control ( GNC ) department, we design, integrate, and optimize guidance, navigation, state estimation, and control algorithms to meet mission objectives. We support new business initiatives and help develop & execute technology roadmaps. Raytheon’s Flight Sciences department, within GNC is seeking a Principal Engineer to perform in the role of Aerodynamics Lead onsite in Tucson, AZ. This position is onsite and works in a closed environment but enjoys a 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off) and a highly collaborative team environment.

What You Will Do

+ The Man-Portable Air Defense System ( MANPADS ) Aerodynamics Lead will apply knowledge of compressible aerodynamics and kinematic simulation to lead a small team of mixed skills to drive the airframe configuration to closure.

+ You will be responsible for developing an aerodynamics model using computational fluid dynamics ( CFD ), empirical data, and wind tunnel test data.

+ You will be responsible for planning and executing a wind tunnel test.

+ You will collaborate with program System Performance, Algorithm Development, Propulsion, Control-Actuation System ( CAS ) and Airframe design teams to support system level architecture trades related to airframe configuration (caliber, nosecone, canard, tail, configurations)

+ You will be the primary interface with the US Army customer and its contractors for communicating details related to program aerodynamic design and development

+ You will communicate status, accomplishments, issues, and required support to program leadership.

+ You will provide direction, oversight, and mentoring to team members and collaborate across disciplines to ensure system effectiveness.

Qualifications You Must Have

+ Typically requires a Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics ( STEM ) and a minimum of 8 years of prior Aerodynamics experience with flight vehicles.

+ Five (5) years of experience in aerodynamic configuration development and analysis.

+ Experience with at least two of the following: trade studies, performance assessment, aerodynamic model development, development of kinematic simulations, wind tunnel testing, and/or empirical CFD .

+ Experience coding in Matlab, C++ and/or Python

+ Active and transferable U.S. government issued Secret security clearance is required prior to start date. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Qualifications We Prefer

+ Advanced degree in Aerospace Engineering

+ Experience with high speed airframe design and environments

+ Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with senior stakeholders and other engineering disciplines

+ Ability to manage multiple competing priorities

+ Experience with mentoring and guiding small teams

What We Offer

+ Our values drive our actions, behaviors, and performance with a vision for a safer, more connected world. At RTX we value: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Collaboration, and Innovation.

+ Relocation Eligible

Learn More & Apply Now!

RTX solves some of the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. That requires expansive thinking and bold innovation – and that, in turn, requires a culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.

We embrace individuality and diversity of thought to fuel opportunity for our employees, our customers, and our communities. We work toward progress, knowing that a more inclusive world is critical to our mission. Not just in this moment, but always.

Please consider the following role type definition as you apply for this role.

+ Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD – 200,000 USD . The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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