Raytheon Technologies Engineering Fellow - Optical Design in Tucson, Arizona
The Electro-Optics Department at Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) is seeking an optical design and analysis Engineering Fellow that is responsible for designing new and advanced optical sensors in support of new product development. The selected candidate will lead teams in defining optical design solutions, being responsible for performance and cost and supporting these products through their development, implementation, verification, and maintenance. Additionally, they will be responsible for shaping the optical sensor development strategy for RMD, including road maps for Product Lines and new optics related technologies.
The selected candidate will be required to effectively interact with engineers across multiple disciplines including systems, electro-optical subsystems, optics, opto-mechanics, detectors, cryogenics, and electro-optical system test and verification. The selected candidate will be expected to effectively present their work in program and Business Unit reviews and to provide expert counseling and mentoring. They will be expected to lead teams and provide technical oversight and task delegation as appropriate. The customers of this position will include internal RMD personnel and programs, as well as external Government(s) personnel and programs. The selected candidate will work with the customer and engineering leadership to define design requirements to validate and to verify that hardware being designed is compliant with requirements.
As a fellow, it is expected that the candidate work across Product Lines and Business Units as dictated by the critical needs of the Enterprise. Additionally, the Fellow will seek out and establish apprenticeships to enable a teaching culture at RMD. In this position, they must have exhibited a proven track record with national recognition of an electro-optical sensor architecture mindset in developing sensor products and working across a product’s life cycle. The candidate of choice will encompass a history of design innovation validated by patents and technical papers, serving as the expert through integration and qualification of electro-optical sensors, and leading Failure Investigation Teams in resolution to complex production sustainment issues and / or sensor anomalies.
Lead selection of optical sensor design solutions for RMD electro-optical products with considerations for its role in the system, all phases of engineering and production, and the product life cycle.
Lead trade studies on various sensing systems such as aperture size, wavebands, field of view, F-number, tolerances, stray light, material selection, packaging, etc
Support electro-optical modeling and simulation activities
Lead development of requirements in support of optical design, stray light, etc and the requirement flow to components.
Drive the development, implementation, verification and maintenance of optical designs in close collaboration with other disciplines to provide a mature optimized missile product
Identify strategic optical engineering development opportunities
Propose and lead independent research and development (IRAD) projects for the advancement of optical engineering solutions
Ensure balance of risk, performance, and cost.
Be accountable to leadership for technical decisions.
Participate in major technical review boards, e.g., Failure Review Board
Communicate and collaborate with Program Management and Technical Leadership, Engineering Leadership, Manufacturing, Suppliers, and Customers.
Guide, apprentice, mentor, and train employees within the optical design area
Required Skills, Education and Experience:
BS in Physics, Optics or other related engineering field
A minimum of 12 years of optical design, analysis and tolerancing experience on ultra-violet (0.3 um) through Long-Wave Infrared (14 um) optical systems
A minimum of 12 years’ experience with Code V, Zemax, FRED, or equivalent optical design tools
Previous work history in optical fabrication, testing, and stray light knowledge from the ultra-violet through Long-Wave Infrared.
Current or previous work history in leading optical design teams spanning optical designers, stray light analysts, opto-mechanical engineers, detector engineers, and optical test engineers.
Experience leading optical design trade studies and engineering efforts involving engineers across multiple disciplines as listed above.
US Citizenship is required
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
MS or PhD in Physics, Optical Sciences or other related engineering field
Demonstrated ability to influence others to achieve technical and programmatic goals
Demonstrated proactive problem solving experience
Demonstrated ability to develop a business strategic vision and execute changes
Demonstrated ability to write successful technical proposal volumes
Demonstrated written and verbal communication ability to leadership
Experienced stray light analyst
Experience within the aerospace industry
Active DoD issued Top Secret security clearance
This position requires the ability to obtain and hold a DoD secret security clearance.
This position requires the successful issuance, transfer or maintenance of any clearances and/or accesses necessary for the position. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Additional detail regarding security clearance factors can be obtained by accessing the DISCO website at: http://www.dss.mil/psmo-i/indus_psmo-i_interim.html 157145
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.