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Raytheon Technologies EO/IR sensor payload Image Processing Senior Principal Systems Engineer in El Segundo, California

Are you a rock star engineer? Do you have the leadership genes? Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems is the right place for you. We are the leading group for the creation of advanced sensing systems for space exploration, national security, and civil space. You might have seen on the web many beautiful images of the Earth, down to fine detail, and you might have been amazed by the discoveries coming back from deep space missions. Behind many of those amazing results are the technologies and innovations created by the engineers at Raytheon. We are looking for the next generation of leaders who will shape the future of space exploration, human spaceflight, and national defense. We are looking for you.

We are looking for an 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 $15,000

Required Skills:

  • 8+ 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

  • Ability to lead a small team

  • Evidence of problem solving and time management skills

  • Experience working with multi-disciplined teams

  • Experience putting together briefing packages

  • Experience briefing customer

  • Active 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

Preferred Education:

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




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.