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Raytheon Technologies Physics Engineer II in El Segundo, California

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Job Description:

We are looking for a Physics Engineer II, where you will apply your knowledge and experience in optics and lasers in the areas of design, analysis, integration or testing to develop advanced optical imaging telescopes, spectrometers, lasers, ladars, or special test equipment.

This may include performing critical opto-mechanical alignments on state-of-the-art space hyperspectral optics, assembling and testing of technology-pushing laser demos, or troubleshooting of refractive or reflective optical assemblies for airborne imaging systems.

It could also be analyzing laser propagation and detection, line-of-sight tolerances, or calculating radiometric budget allocations.

Work in a team environment.

Required Skills:

  • A demonstrated knowledge of optics, lasers, electromagnetic propagation, and their interaction with materials.

  • Experience with optics or laser lab and/or analysis projects including error analysis.

Also must be able to explain the concepts and outcomes.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

  • Experience with imaging or laser systems

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with optical design and analysis tools.

  • Experience in in-depth analysis and modeling of wavefront, stray light, radiometric, or line of sight requirements and capabilities.

  • Experience with laser alignments.

  • Experience in test development, test procedures, evaluation, data collection and analysis for active or passive optical sensors.

  • Existing clearances.

  • Team and leadership experience.

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (Please upload an unofficial transcript when applying)

Required Education (including major):

Must have a MS with a major in Physics, Optical Engineering, Science, or other related field with an emphasis in optics and/or lasers by Summer 2021 or have graduated within 18 months prior to start date.

+ + This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


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.