Sr. Optical Engineer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Job Summary:
The Optical Engineer will work individually and participate on engineering teams supporting Calibration and maintenance of cryogenic space chambers, systems, and procedures, analyzing measurement systems and error sources, and contributing to continuous improvement of calibration processes in the Metrology Department.

Theres no such thing as a perfect candidate, so dont hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If youre passionate about what you could accomplish here, wed love to hear from you.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Provide technical support in calibration and maintenance of cryogenic space chambers
  • Operate, maintain, and analyze data from imaging radiometer to ensure test quality
  • Provide technical support in calibration and maintenance of radiometric and laser test equipment and test systems
  • Develop written and software calibration procedures
  • Identify and analyze magnitude of error sources contributing to measurement uncertainty
  • Perform data analysis of radiometric FFT measurement data
  • Review and approve Test Position Manuals and Test Error Analysis Reports
An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for 2 additional years of experience.
A PhD can account for 5 years of experience as required for this position.

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) Preferred Degrees: Optical Engineering, Physics,
  • Five (5) years technical/engineering experience in a calibration or product test environment with emphasis on compliance with quality requirements
  • Interpretation of Technical Documentation
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
  • The ability to obtain and maintain an Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Access (ATF)
Qualifications We Value:
  • Hands-on optical, electrical, and mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Problem solving skills, good oral and written communication, and ability to work well in a dynamic environment
  • Software development in C or LabVIEW
  • Experience with math tools such as MathCad and MatLab
  • Experience with Optics, Optical tooling, and Radiometry
  • Knowledge/Understanding of calibration quality standards
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 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:

This position requires either a U.S. Person or Non- U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


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RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

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