Raytheon Sr Principal IT Innovation Technologist in Tucson, Arizona

Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) Advanced IT (AIT) directorate is looking for a creative, curious, enthusiastic and technically-oriented technologist to advance digital capabilities and technologies that will drive growth and efficiency. The technologist will primarily focus on the following areas - 1) research and development of emerging technologies to understand their potential application to RMS, 2) socializing and advocating promising technologies with stakeholders, leaders, customers and vendors, 3) execute and support innovation based resources and projects for employees including innovation events, leading technical workshops, conducting technology consultation’s, and maintaining lab based hardware/software. Projects center on demonstrations and proofs of concepts that show how emerging technologies can potentially provide new business value for RMS or Raytheon as a whole. The technologist must be comfortable with many forms of digital and emerging technologies and interested in researching the latest advances in emerging technologies including those in artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, Internet of Things, block chain, sensors, location based services, and others. The ability to contribute technically to a project including occasional programming is required. Additionally, the technologist must possess an ability to clearly articulate emerging and digital technologies and how they may impact RMS and Raytheon use cases to different groups of employees and customers. The technologist must be able to communicate their point of view both verbally and in writing to employees and leaders in a clear and compelling manner across many groups. This job requires a blend of strategic thinking, business acumen, technical flexibility, curiosity, and technical leadership. The role is expected to elevate, educate and impact RMS by producing innovative and disruptive approaches for important enterprise use cases. The successful technologist is one who is energetic and enjoys tinkering with emerging technologies on their own time. Job Duties : Stay current on the latest trends in emerging technologies, digital technology usage, and manufacturing technologies. Research and prototype with the latest advances in digital and emerging technologies to determine their applicability to RMS and Raytheon. Educate peers, stakeholders, leaders and customers on digital and emerging technologies and their potential. Work with stakeholders, customers and vendors to produce proof of concepts and demonstrations of emerging technologies applied to specific business-relevant use cases. Engage at events, workshops, and demonstrations both local and remote. Support and maintain lab based hardware and software. Minimum Required Skills : Bachelor’s degree in a IT or a related field and 10 + years of relevant experience is required Working knowledge and experience with some of the following emerging technologies – artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, data science, cloud computing, data analytics, block chain, mixed reality, augmented reality, virtual reality, internet of things, sensors, wearable and mobile computing, location based services, human machine interfaces, digital personal assistants, and robotics. Experience researching emerging and digital technologies and identifying relevant use cases. Solid understanding and experience programming in at least one modern programming language (e.g. Python, Java, C#, C++). Must have strong communication and presentation skills and be comfortable when presenting to senior leaders. Ability to analyze business needs and opportunities to identify innovative solutions that further the goals of the different business organizations. Demonstrated experience managing multiple and sometimes conflicting or ambiguous priorities, extended work schedules, and short time constraints. Experience installing, configuring and administering operating systems such as Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS or Android. Ability to work independently and with a team and travel 15% is requirement. Highly Desired Skills : Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Ability to think with a startup/entrepreneurial mindset. An ability to form strong working relationships across functional and product organizations of the business and influence others without having direct authority. Experience leading and facilitating projects and efforts that are cross functional and dynamic. An ability to build and participate in communities of innovation and collaboration across the enterprise. 113503

Raytheon 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 identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.