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Raytheon Technologies Senior Principal (Lead) Airborne Electro-Optics Systems Design Engineer in El Segundo, California

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Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) - Advanced Electro-Optics (AEO) has a leadership opportunity for an experienced Senior Systems Engineer with airborne electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) surveillance and targeting sensor systems background. This is an opportunity to use your expertise with related hardware and performance analysis, algorithm development, control systems, and optical signal processing capabilities.

You will be a key contributor in a dynamic system engineering team on a new high-profile program developing the next generation of airborne advanced Electro-Optical systems including imagers, passive/active EO tracking, LIDAR, and directed energy systems. You will be responsible for performing mode development, design, performance analysis, modeling & simulation. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with very strong problem solving skills and also have demonstrated capability in design, integration and test of complex engineering systems.

This requisition is for future work, contingent on contract award estimated for Fall 2021. If you meet the requirements you will be contacted by the Recruiter - Job Location is El Segundo, CA or McKinney, TX

Main tasks include:

  • Computer modeling and simulation of the passive/active signal chain, including: sensor physics, optics, phenomenology, and radiometry (primarily in MATLAB)

  • Development of signal processing, control systems, detection and tracking algorithms for embedded systems

  • Performance analysis of EO/IR and LIDAR systems

  • Subsystem requirement allocation and decomposition

  • Auto-code generation from MATLAB to other software languages such as C/C+

    • Algorithm implementation and verification on hardware
  • Technical presentations to both internal and external customers

    Required Skills:

  • Minimum 10 years of related systems engineering and/or integration and test experience including a strong background with optical signal processing and EO systems design / build / test / verification down to sub-systems level

  • Understanding of algorithm functionality, and its derivation from physics and mathematics

  • Experience with EO system performance analysis, and simulation and modeling of EO systems; knowledge of image & signal processing theory and practice

  • Knowledge of and experience with system operation for EO systems

  • Demonstrated experience with scientific and numerical computing in MATALB.

  • Experience with C/C++ programming and MATLAB/Simulink code generation (Coder) toolboxes.

  • Strong technical writing, oral communication, and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated problem solving, organization, coordination, and planning skills

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

  • An active and in-scope DOD Secret US security clearance is required.

  • Willingness to travel periodically in support of offsite testing along with customer and subcontractor meetings

    Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated interest in rapid learning of new technical skills and knowledge domains

  • Experience in the area of optical sensors, signal processing, tracking, detection, calibration, and radiometric modeling

  • Knowledge in estimation theory and numerical methods along with some practical experience in these areas

  • EO/IR and Laser domain knowledge

  • Technical experience in opto-mechanical engineering, control systems, embedded computing, data science, or electronics

  • Familiarity with software development in C, C++, and Python

    Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree in a related STEM discipline, such as ME, EE, AE, Math, Physics, Optics, or related technical field

Desired Education:

Master’s of Science (M.S.) or PhD in ME, EE, AE, Math, Physics, Optics or related technical field


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