Raytheon Technologies Senior Systems Engineer - Optical Design in Tucson, Arizona
Raytheon Missiles and Defense (RMD) in Tucson, AZ is seeking an Optical Systems Engineer with strong optical design and analysis skills to join our team.
RMD is a technology and innovation leader. Military forces in more than 50 countries look to us for a high-quality product portfolio that includes missiles, smart munitions, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles and directed energy weapons. We value a diverse company with different perspectives and styles of tackling the world’s most complex challenges and toughest threats. Raytheon Technologies offers employee benefits such as a 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, 401(k) – Savings & Investment Plans, Paid Time Off, and Parental Leave.
The Electro-Optical Department within RMD empowers our people to leverage design commonality and innovation, balancing risk and rigor, to achieve predictable and affordable solutions.
We are looking for candidates willing to collaborate, innovate, and team with our opto-mechanical, detector and cryo engineers to generate and utilize today’s cutting-edge technology to support military programs through the application of optical design tools in the development and production phases of optical seekers.
The Optical Design Engineer is responsible for the success of the optical seeker. Assignments may include optical design, optical tolerancing, optical analysis ensuring requirements are met, stray light analysis,
prototype development with optical component suppliers, optical testing, troubleshooting EO systems, and providing solutions to a variety of EO problems of moderate scope and complexity. The position requires skills, interest and/or experience in infrared systems, optical tolerancing, optical fabrication, and testing. Candidate will work under limited supervision while exercising responsibility in meeting the technical, financial and schedule objectives of projects.
NOTE: This position can be a Sr Systems Engineer II (G09) or Principal Systems Engineer (G10) based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position
Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
US Citizenship is required
Bachelor's degree in Optics, Physics, Systems Engineering or related discipline
Minimum of 6 years applied work experience in optical design.
Experience in infrared systems optical design, analysis, optical tolerancing, fabrication, and testing.
Experience in CODE V and/or Zemax, FRED and/or ASAP, Excel and Matlab
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment
Master’s or PhD in Optics, Physics, or Systems Engineering or related discipline
Demonstrated experience in optical design and analysis
Industry related documentation experience
Active DoD issued 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:
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.