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Raytheon Technologies Electro-Optical (EO) System (Requirements/Verification/Qualification) Engineer in El Segundo, California

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Our Advanced Electro-Optical (AEO) Engineering group has an immediate opportunity for E/O Systems Engineers with expertise in airborne electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) surveillance and targeting sensor systems; specifically in the areas of requirements development / allocation / verification, system qualification, transition to production, and system performance analysis for electro-optical systems.

The Systems Engineer will join a design team building electro-optical systems, including imagers, passive/active EO trackers, LIDAR, and directed energy systems.

You will

be responsible for tracing requirements through the systems, managing the requirements through DOORS, conducting trades studies, system performance analysis, leading cost reduction initiatives, and supporting model-based systems engineering (MBSE) initiatives in support of the development and build of advanced electro-optical systems. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with very strong problem solving skills and a demonstrated capability in the design, integration, and test of complex engineering systems.

Main tasks include:

  • Requirements development, allocation, and verification at system, subsystem, and component levels

  • Requirements management through DOORS

  • Conducting trade studies, system modeling, and performance analysis

  • Leading & supporting Cost Reduction Initiatives

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in systems engineering or a related field (optical engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics, etc.) - applying strong math and physics knowledge - to include a systems engineering background with EO systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge with systems engineering work products such as:

  • Systems Design and Architecture

  • Requirements Allocation and Development

  • Modeling, Simulation, and Trade Studies

  • Structural, Thermal, and Optical Analysis

  • Systems Verification (Buy Off/Sell Off Activities)

  • Systems Reliability and Safety

  • Risk Management

  • Technical Planning

  • Requires experience in systems architecture and design, IV&V planning, procedures, and strategies; design and development OR modeling and simulation of EO/IR Systems.

  • Experience in system qualification planning and testing; Integration and Test experience with EO/IR systems or laser/LIDAR systems.

  • Prior experience working with multi-disciplined teams; ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of the organization.

  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills as well as demonstrated problem solving, organization, coordination, and planning skills.

  • An active and in-scope DOD Secret US security clearance is required.

Desired Skills:

  • Has previous experience working on airborne or ground vehicle weapon systems and fire control systems

  • Experience in transitioning EO product from EMD(Engineering and Manufacturing Development) into a production phase; experience in commercial production practices

  • Technical experience in opto-mechanical engineering, control systems, embedded computing, or electronics

  • Experience in model based systems engineering and familiarity with associated tools, such as DOORS

  • Experience in numerical modeling and simulation, and performing analysis using, C++, Python, or similar language

  • Experience with signal processing, image processing, tracking, computer vision, machine learning, and/or object recognition

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree in a related STEM discipline.

ME, EE, AE, Math, Physics, Optics is preferred.

Desired Education:

Master’s Degree in a related STEM discipline.


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