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Raytheon Technologies Optical Engineer - FL in Melbourne, Florida

Optical Engineer

Job Description:

As a member of Raytheon Codex, the candidate will be responsible for investigating and developing optical technologies and techniques. The candidate will also be responsible for validating the resulting optical concepts through test, measurement and characterization in a lab environment. Assignments will range from initial research and prototyping to full solution development.


  • Bachelors degree (Computer Engineering or Computer Science) or equivalent with a minimum 8 years of experience in optical technology

  • Understanding of optical systems including: modulation formats, high speed comms, optics transceivers

  • Understanding of various waveforms such as: DP-QPSK, DP-BPSK, DP-16QAM or other similar formats

  • Knowledge of transceivers such as: SFP, SFP+, SFP28, QSFP, QSFP+, QSFP28, CFP-DCO, or custom optical transceivers

  • Prior optical lab environment experience with extensive knowledge of assorted test equipment

  • Experience with C embedded software, MATLAB, Python, MIPS Assembly

  • Experience in optical technology design / trouble-shooting with expertise in optical communications technology

  • Use expertise to perform reverse engineering to find root cause through unique test bench setup

  • Security clearance: Current Top Secret clearance

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience as a task lead for small (<10 engineers) teams

  • Ability to mentor engineers with less optical knowledge/experience

  • Good problem solving, prioritization, planning skills, highly motivated and result focused

  • Microprocessors architecture and programming: Digital signal processors, microcontrollers, etc.

  • Familiarity with FPGA development, including algorithm design and VHDL implementation

  • Familiarity with networking and wireless protocols

  • Master of Science Degree in Computer Engineering or Physics discipline preferred

    Required Education: Bachelor's degree (engineering, mathematics or computer science; preferred). Experience in lieu of degree will be considered.


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.