Principal - Optical Engineer | Raytheon Systems Co.

Date Posted: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

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Position Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Job Description: 

The Electrical Subsystems Directorate (ESD), EO Products and Technologies Department is currently searching for an Optical Design Engineer with optical design and analysis skills, interest and/or experience in infrared systems, optical tolerancing, optical fabrication, and testing. Chosen team member will work with multi-discipline teams supporting military programs through the application of optical design tools in the development and production phases of optical sensors. Assignments may include optical design, optical analysis such as stray light analysis, optical tolerancing, 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. Candidate should be capable of leading small teams and will work closely with Integrated Product Team Leads/Program Managers ensuring engineering requirements are defined, risks are managed and schedules/budgets are met. Candidate will work independently in determining and meeting the technical, financial and schedule objectives of projects. As an Optical Engineer, decisions are data driven in nature and require preparing technical justification analysis reports as well as presenting to a variety of Engineering Review Boards.

NOTE:  This position can be a Principal Systems Engineer or Sr. Principal Engineer based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, leadership, experience and responsibility requirements of the position.

Required Skills:

  • US Citizenship required
  • Bachelor's degree in Optics, Physics, Systems Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years related work experience in optical design
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in infrared systems optical design, analysis, optical tolerancing, fabrication, and testing
  • Expert in CODE V and/or Zemax, and Excel and Matlab
  • Candidate is required to attain a secret level clearance and must have INTERIM SECRET clearance before start date.

Desired Skills:

  • Master's or PhD in Optical Engineering or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in opt-mechanical design and analysis
  • Industry related documentation experience
  • Business Acumen
  • Active DoD issued security clearance

Required Education (including Major):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Optics, Physics, or Systems Engineering or related discipline. MS or PhD in Optics, Physics, or Systems Engineering preferred. 

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: 

Job ID: 38349062

Position Title: Principal - Optical Engineer

Job Function: Engineering

Job Type: Full-Time