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Raytheon Technologies Electro-Optical/Infra-Red Line-of-Sight Control Sr 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 seeking an Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) Line-of-Sight (LOS) Control Senior Principal Systems Engineer who wants to experience of all elements of the space mission design process including system-level trades, requirements development, spacecraft design, performance assessment, integration and test, verification, and validation. The job responsibilities include generating algorithms for line-of-sight attitude determination and control for a spaceborne electro-optical payload. Close collaboration with other integrated product teams (electronics/hardware, space vehicle, ground systems/science, etc.) will be critical to ensure successful system design. Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is desired: VIS-IR Detector Imaging, Opto Mechanics, Electronics, Firmware, Software, Algorithm development, and Environmental Testing. Your vital contribution will help us to deliver excellence to our customers.

This position will interface with the Lead Systems Engineer, Chief Engineer and other stakeholders to ensure program objectives are achieved. Successful candidates should expect to be immersed in a fast-paced, team-based, and challenging technical environment where an individual with talent and initiative can stand out and thrive.

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

Required Skills:

  • 10+ years engineering experience

  • Experience working with multi-disciplined teams

  • Experience with control laws for line-of-sight attitude determination, control, and stabilization

  • Experience designing extended Kalman filter algorithms for vehicle attitude determination

  • Experience developing or working with simulation environments to verify control loop performance

  • Evidence of problem solving and time management skills

  • U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Secret Security Clearance

  • US Citizenship status

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of the organization

  • Experience with Systems Engineer Integration & Test (SEIT) tools such as STK, MATLAB, C++, and Python

  • Experience with Requirement Management tools such as IBM Rational DOORs

  • Experience with Hyperspectral or VIS-IR Detector Imaging

  • Experience with Software Development

  • Experience with Opto-Mechanics

  • Familiarity with Model Based System Engineering tools (such as IBM Rational, Magic Draw, or Vitec CORE) for developing architectures and functional analysis

  • Familiarity with Earth, target, and regional coverage; producing access reports and performing Monte Carlo analysis of constellations with sensor physics in the loop

  • Familiarity with mission geometry, relative satellite motion, and analyzing viewing and lighting conditions

  • Familiarity with mission operations and CONOPS

  • Familiarity with Integration and Test of Space Hardware

  • Knowledge of space radiation environment and orbital debris environment

  • Knowledge of EO/IR payload design

  • Knowledge of ground segment, antenna services, and data distribution

  • Knowledge of US Export/Import law in regards to space technologies

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, Math, or related STEM discipline.

Desired Education:

Advanced degree in Engineering, Physics, Math, or related 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.