Senior Detector Design 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 at Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) in Tucson, AZ is currently searching for a Detector Engineer with design, integration and analysis skills, interest and/or experience in infrared systems, detector fabrication, and testing.

The selected candidate will work with multi-discipline teams supporting military programs in the development and production phases of infrared sensor systems
. She or he will work closely with Integrated Product Team Leads/Program Managers ensuring engineering requirements are defined, risks are managed and schedules/budgets are met. Candidate will work under limited supervision while exercising responsibility in determining and meeting the technical, financial, and schedule objectives of projects. As a Detector Engineer, decisions are data driven in nature and require preparing technical justification analysis reports as well as presenting to a variety of Engineering and Program Review Boards.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Analysis of infrared detectors
  • Work closely with detector component suppliers
  • Troubleshoot EO systems
  • Provide solutions to a variety of EO problems of moderate scope and complexity
An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for an additional two years of experience.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related Engineering Field
  • Background to include experience understanding IR detector fabrication, and detector characterization for specific applications
  • Past experience with testing, modeling and analyzing detectors
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance, minimum level Interim Secret, prior to the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Qualifications We Value:
  • Minimum of 5 years of applied work experience in detector integration and test
  • Masters degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Physics
  • Performance modeling of infrared systems including: fundamental device physics, radiometric analysis to support acceptance testing, system level performance assessments
  • Experience with requirement generation, flow down, verification and validation
  • Familiarity with CZT, HgCdTe, III-V nBn, or pBp manufacturing process for single color and multispectral Infrared (IR) Devices
  • Experience with Focal Plane Array manufacturing and testing
  • Experience with IR device packaging techniques for tactical applications including: optical alignment techniques, vacuum packaging and cryogenic applications
  • Experience with Seeker and Sensor Integration and test
  • Experience with electronic design for low noise IR applications
  • Read Out Integrated Circuit System Integration Experience
  • Experience with cryogenically Cooled Infrared Devices, Uncooled Infrared Devices, and Visible CCDs.

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.

Additional Details:

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:



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Senior Detector Design Engineer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

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