Sr Principal Optical 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-Optical Department within Raytheon Missiles & Defense empowers our people to leverage design commonality and innovation, balancing risk and rigor, to achieve predictable and affordable solutions.


We are looking for a Sr Principal Optical Design Engineer who willing to collaborate, innovate, and team with our opto-mechanical, detector and cryo engineers to generate and utilize todays cutting-edge technology to support military programs through the application of optical design tools in the development and production phases of optical seekers.

As the Optical Design Engineer, you will be responsible for the success of the optical seeker. The position requires skills, interest and/or experience in infrared systems, optical tolerancing, optical fabrication, and testing. You will work under limited supervision while exercising responsibility in meeting the technical, financial and schedule objectives of projects. This position resides in Tucson, AZ.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Optical design, tolerancing, and analysis
  • Ensuring requirements are met
  • Stray light analysis and optical testing
  • Prototype development with optical component suppliers
  • Provide solutions to a variety of EO problems of moderate scope and complexity

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

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelor's degree in Optics, Physics, Systems Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years applied work experience in optical design.
  • Experience in infrared systems optical design, analysis, optical tolerancing, fabrication, and testing.
  • Experience in CODE V and/or Zemax, FRED and/or ASAP, Excel and Matlab
  • 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
Qualifications We Value:
  • Masters or PhD in Optics, Physics, or Systems Engineering or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in optical design and analysis
  • Industry related documentation experience
  • Business Acumen
  • Active DoD issued security clearance
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: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm

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Tucson, AZ 85701

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