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Raytheon Technologies Principal Software Engineer_Algorithms in McKinney, Texas

High Energy Laser (HEL) Software Engineering has an immediate opportunity for an algorithm and software engineer with a background in computer vision and signal processing, to support development of electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensor target tracking algorithms and software.

The algorithm and software engineer will aid in the design and implementation of state-of-the-art image tracking algorithms, in both passive and active EO/IR imagery. Focus will be on design, development, and emulation of algorithms addressing current and next generation tracking problems, and software implementation on real-time processors, including current and next generation CPU and GPU architectures.


  • Generate target tracker requirements and performance analysis

  • Design and implementation of tracker algorithms in multiple EO/IR sensor domains

  • Ownership of current tracker architectures, and identification of enhancement areas

  • Design and development of next generation image processing/AI-ML techniques

  • Support implementation of tracker algorithms in real-time software on embedded hardware

  • Support tracker integration and testing, field test exercises, data reduction, and performance V&V

  • Assist in the development of tracker roadmaps

    Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 8 years related engineering experience with tracker design and development, tracker test and verification, signal and image processing, and algorithm development with EO/IR/Vis imaging systems, with a Bachelors or 6 years of related engineering experience with related Master’s degree.

  • Demonstrated experience with MATLAB, C+

    • Experience in numerical modeling and simulation, performance analysis, and algorithm development.
  • Demonstrated experience with algorithm designs based on real-world imagery.

  • Familiarity with current state of tracker system designs, and image processing and computer vision techniques used for imaging target detection and tracking.

  • Willingness to work on physical systems with systems engineers, and travel to assist in system integration and test events

  • Willingness to work occasional overtime in support of critical program events.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both written and oral form, and work within multi-disciplined teams. This includes demonstrated effective communication with internal and external customers.

  • The ability to obtain a US Secret Clearance within one year of start date

    Desired Skills:

  • Experience with high-speed tracking systems used for HEL weapons or EO/IR imaging tracking systems.

  • Experience with CUDA programming

  • Experience with real-time and embedded system programming

  • Familiarity with EO/IR physics and phenomenology, and physics-based modeling of targets and backgrounds

    Required Education:

Minimum B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline.

Desired Education:

M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computational Engineering, or related discipline, with background in signal and image processing, real-time computer architectures, computer vision, and machine learning techniques.


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.