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Raytheon Technologies Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) Sensor Payload Image Processing Senior Principal Systems Engineer in El Segundo, California

Would you like to be part of the new space movement? Are you a rock star engineer? Do you have the leadership gene? Raytheon Intelligence & Space is the place for you. In the last few years you might have seen in your social media feed amazingly beautiful images of the Earth from space in exquisite detail. Or perhaps images in the news forecasting the weather and reporting on natural disasters. Maybe you’ve even gazed at images from deep space wondering when humans will journey to the farthest reaches of the universe. Behind many of these amazing images are the technologies and innovations created by the engineers at Raytheon Intelligence & Space. Situated in sunny Southern California, a location rich in aerospace history, we have unparalleled heritage in advanced sensing systems for space exploration, national security and civil space. We are actively seeking engineers to help evolve our technology and grow our business into new domains and markets. Are you up to the challenge? We’re looking for you. To learn more about Raytheon Intelligence and Space, Space Systems click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcaKnZRnyCg

We are looking for an Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) sensor payload Image Processing Senior Principal Systems Engineer to be part of a growth-oriented organization. This role will leverage your knowledge of all elements of a spaceborne image acquisition system, including algorithm design, sensor and hardware/software performance considerations, optics design, and interface requirements. The successful candidate will have a strong Physical Science/Engineering/Applied Math/Computer Science background. The job will require continuous interaction with the program Chief Engineer, the Systems Engineering team, and a broad cross-functional team. Your vital contribution will help us to deliver excellence on a dynamic program critical to national security.

This position is eligible for a sign on bonus up to $20,000

Required Skills:

  • 10+ years engineering experience

  • Strong Physical Science/Engineering/Applied Math/Computer Science background

  • Experience with digital image processing

  • Extensive experience programming with Matlab

  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time and tasks

  • Ability to determine and develop rigorous analytical approaches to problem solving

  • Evidence of problem solving and time management skills

  • Experience working with multi-disciplined teams

  • Active Department of Defense (DOD) Secret Clearance

  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment

Desired Skills:

  • Experience designing algorithms for target detection and tracking

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and collaborate on small teams

  • Experience designing hardware-in-the-loop and software-in-the-loop testbeds for algorithm verification

  • Experience with flight software auto-generation using Simulink

  • Experience with extended Kalman filter design

Required Education (including Major):

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Math, Science or related technical STEM discipline

U.S. Citizenship Status is requires as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems



Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.