Raytheon Technologies Principal Physics Engineer in El Segundo, California
The Advanced Electro-Optics Design and Lasers Department is currently seeking a Principal Physics Engineer in El Segundo, CA.
This position is responsible for designing and building laser assemblies, integration, and test for developmental and deliverable laser systems.
Responsibilities include participating in multidisciplinary technical teams on cutting edge development and demonstration programs.
The candidate will join a highly motivated group of laser physicists and engineers working on a variety of development tasks and deliverable products. The successful applicant shall be a highly motivated “self-starter” able to take action with limited direction, and execute on complicated laser and LADAR hardware programs.
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs to be able to obtain a US DoD Security Clearance within first year.
At least 8 years of professional experience with a BS degree, 6 years of professional experience with a MS degree, and 4 years professional experience with a Ph.D.
Expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) bulk solid-state lasers, (2) fiber lasers, (3) LADAR or LIDAR systems and/or (4) laser system design
Hands on experience with laser system development, assembly, integration and test efforts
Ability to (1) to plan/schedule tasks (2) define hardware components, (3) interface with vendors, (4) perform data reduction and analysis, (5) document/report test results, and (6) deliver completed systems
Proficient with optical alignment techniques and alignment tooling such as interferometers, theodolites, autocollimators and laser trackers with optical alignment techniques
Experience with laser characterization tests such as beam quality, wavefront-error, laser noise measurements
Experience with fiber optics and fiber optic components.
Proficient in electronics, such as laser diode drivers, thermo-electric coolers, and power supplies
Experience with program cost and schedule monitoring and reporting
Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance
Ability to obtain SSBI
4 + years of experience in task management or other lead role on development and/or production programs
Prior experience in Defense or Aerospace
Experience with optical component inspection, cleaning and bonding
Experience with fiber optics related equipment such as cleavers and splicers
Software/programming experience with tools such Matlab, LabView, and/or Python
Experience with optoelectronics,
photoreceivers, and photodiode amplification circuits with an understanding of photoreceivers noise mechanisms and heterodyne detection
Familiarity with processes and principals of systems engineering
Active DoD Security Clearance
- Bachelor of Science in physics, optics, or related field
Master of Science in physics, optics, or related field
Prefer PhD in physics, optics, or related field
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.