Principal Electro-Optics Engineer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
About Us:
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, you have the opportunity to try new things and make a bigger difference across a broader end-to-end solution, a richer technology and product set, an expanded range of disciplines, a growing global footprint and a more diverse team of colleagues and customers.

Job Summary:
The Electro-Optics Department within the Electrical Products team is currently searching for a Principal Systems Engineer with experience in electro-optics. This candidate shall be able to perform a broad range of electro-optical (EO) subsystem engineering tasks related to infrared advanced missile seekers and guidance subsystems: develop EO sensor system simulations and conduct analyses to characterize EO performance for developmental and production deliverable seeker assets based on laboratory data; develop requirements and conduct requirement validation of EO subsystems based on analysis and/or testing; develop and conduct EO subsystem trade studies; work across multiple engineering disciplines including EO hardware design (detector, optics, cryogenic systems, opto-mechanical), video electronics, EO integration and verification, video signal processing, missile simulation and analysis, and system engineering to establish multi-disciplinary technical solutions for EO products which ensure design integrity and operational performance under all applicable environments.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Candidate will work within a multi-disciplined team, as well as:
    • Work independently, with little supervision.
    • Develop a network, and know when to use it to get help.
    • Ensure proper engineering discipline is applied to all designs.
    • Provide the best technical solution within cost and schedule constraints.

An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for an additional three years of experience.

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors Degree in Physics, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Optics or related STEM degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of Engineering experience
  • Experience with EO simulation, analysis, and/or hardware laboratory testing.
  • Experience using Computer Analysis Tools (such as: MatLab, IDL, or MS Excel)
  • Experience with EO hardware (such as: detectors, optics, cryogenic systems, gimbal platforms, video electronics or lasers)
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. US citizenship is required as only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Value:
  • Experience with space-based EO subsystems
  • Experience with missile EO products
  • Good verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Have an engineer's curiosity, and desire to learn and grow
  • A current Top-Secret DoD security clearance
  • A Master of Science degree in EE, Optics, Physics, or Systems
  • Ability to produce high-quality technical reports
  • Ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams to develop technical solutions for missile EO products in a leadership capacity
  • Experience in systems engineering including requirements development, requirement validation, and subsystem trade studies

What We Offer:
Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

Location Information: This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of Americas 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of natures best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucsons fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.



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Principal Electro-Optics Engineer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

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