Engineering Fellow - Embedded Test Architecture
Posted on: November 22, 2020
Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD), Systems Integration and Test is
seeking strategic technical leaders passionate about effective
application of Systems Engineering to deliver world-class missile
systems to our defense customers.
As part of Test Strategy and Architecture initiatives, the company
is seeking experts in the field of Embedded Test Architecture
(ETA). ETA is defined as the incorporation of test capabilities,
hardware, software, and firmware, into the prime development item
to support testing across the product's life cycle. ETA development
includes incorporation of test capabilities to support the
following: a) Customer requirements such as BIT Coverage across the
system states and modes, b) integration and development tests using
functional test environments, c) performance tests on CIL and HIL
test environments, and d) support of logistic capabilities such as
ETA development includes performing cost trades to properly scope
test capabilities within the product's defined cost allocation;
derivation of hardware test structures for integration into the
prime development item to support built in test and facilitate
development testing; and derivation of software and firmware
structures to include process definitions and built in test
algorithms. The Embedded Test Architect should be knowledgeable on
these processes and have the ability to effectively lead a System
Test IPT in the development and generation of requirement
documentation to facilitate design activities associated with
implementing the Embedded Test System.
Historically embedded test systems have been integrated into
complex weapons systems where the cost of a defect escape is high.
However due to the escalating cost of product development tests and
life cycle consideration such as shelf life extension programs, RMD
recognizes that implementation of an embedded test system into most
prime development items can have a positive cost impact across the
product's life cycle.
Embedded Test Architecture - As a senior engineering leader, the
employee will be accountable for architecting, defining,
implementing, and verifying an embedded test system to be
integrated into the prime development item. The employee should
have core competencies to lead a System Test IPT in the development
of the embedded test system as defined below.
- Ability to develop a test strategy for an embedded test system
that meets customer requirements. Test strategy includes top level
definition of the embedded test system, behavior of the embedded
test system across the products system states and modes, definition
of key hardware, software, and firmware test structures to be
embedded into the product, and development of a verification
strategy to ensure that the implemented embedded test system is
compliant to the Customer's and RMD's key requirements.
- Knowledgeable in the development of requirement documentation
to provide an actionable requirements set to the Design IPT's,
hardware, software, and firmware. Tasks include incorporation of
embedded test requirements into product Critical Item Development
Specifications and Interface Requirement Documents, and generation
of test algorithm specification that define BIT algorithms and
- Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and written, and
influence System and Design IPT in the incorporation of the defined
embedded test system. This includes an ability to conduct system
level trade studies to adjudicate various embedded test system
approaches in arriving at a cost effective solution that is support
by all responsible IPT's.
- Ability to communicate with Program and Functional Management
relative to the development of the embedded test system. Assist in
development of tasking relative to the embedded test system and
incorporation into the Program Plan and Integrated Master
- Knowledgeable in the use of Model Based Engineering as applied
to the development of an embedded test system. Knowledge can
include career experiences in the architecture of Test and
Evaluation events and environments which used models, simulations,
test beds, prototypes, and full- scale Engineering Development
Models(EDMs) to satisfy development and environmental/qualification
Drive Customer Affordability:
- Develop product test requirements for an assembly and test flow
that meets defined test time and affordability metric
- Seek opportunities to drive improvements in product
affordability, reliability, and availability through increased
embedded and built-in-test capabilities and decreased lifecycle
needs for common and peculiar support equipment.
Leadership & Business Acumen:
- In addition to having a strong technical competency in
Integration and Test, the ETA employee will possess executive
presence and have proven leadership capabilities demonstrated at
level of a Chief Engineer for a major development acquisition
- Strong presentation skills and has had experience briefing to
the customer at the military pay grade 06 level (Navy Captain and
Colonel and GS/GM-15 civilian employee) and higher.
- Good business acumen and has demonstrated the ability to make a
business case and the value proposition for technical decisions
being made.Citizenship status is required as this position needs an
active U.S. Security. Clearance as of day one of employment.
Required Skills and Experience:
U.S. Citizenship is required
- Minimum of 12 years' experience with systems verification,
validation, integration and test or related experience
- Minimum of 10 years' experience with systems engineering
- Knowledgeable in development of Embedded Test Systems using
Model Based System Engineering techniques.
- Technical leadership with new business capture/pursuit
experience including contribution or authoring of white papers, RFI
responses, proposal of technical volumes or related experience
- Active DoD Secret Clearance (SSBI desired).
- Patents, Papers and Publications in related technical
fieldRequired Education: Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in math,
engineering, science or related technical field. (Advance degree
This position requires the successful issuance, transfer or
maintenance of any clearances and/or accesses necessary for the
position. Additional detail regarding security clearance factors
can be obtained by accessing the DISCO website at:
143985Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual
orientation, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability, or protected Veteran status.
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