University Programs: Physics Engineer | Raytheon Systems Co.

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Position Location: 
El Segundo, CA
Job Description: 
  • Requisition ID 103757BR
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As a defense contractor, there are specific programs requiring a certain level of security clearance and special access for assigned staff. The selected candidate will be required to secure these accesses. Not being able to secure the Interim Secret Security Clearance needed for this position may result in an offer of employment being rescinded.

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

The Hardware Engineering Center (HWEC) is an engineering organization that focuses on product producibility and mission assurance. It is a vital link in the integrated product development process that allows Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems to introduce reliable new products faster, better, and more economically.

HWEC seeks a motivated Optical/Physics Engineer willing to apply their knowledge in optical design, analysis, integration, and test to the development of advanced optical imaging telescopes, spectrometers, sensors, and special test equipment. Tasks may include performing critical opto-mechanical alignments, testing and troubleshooting of refractive and reflective assemblies, analyzing line of sight and budget allocations, optical requirements derivation, creating test and alignment plans, and interfacing with customers and suppliers. This engineer will be expected to work in a collaborative environment, at times contributing to multiple programs as a technical resource. Successful candidates should expect to be immersed in a fast-paced, team-based, and challenging technical environment where an individual with talent and initiative can stand out and thrive.

Required Skills:

  • Laboratory and analytical experience required. 
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date

Desired Skills:

  • SSBI strongly desired.
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater (Please upload an unofficial transcript when applying).
  • Experience with optical hardware intended for use in space environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience in in depth analysis and modeling of wavefront, stray light, radiometric, and line of sight requirements and capabilities.
  • Experience in alignment, evaluation, data collection and analysis for reflective and refractive multi-spectral imagers.
  • Additional experience in high energy lasers and large format optics are a plus.
  • Team and leadership experience.

Required Education: 

  • Must have a MS degree with a major in Optics, Physics, Engineering, or Mathematics, with an emphasis in optics by Fall 2017 or have graduated within 18 months prior to start.

Business Unit Profile

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) builds radars and other sensors for aircraft, spacecraft and ships. The business also provides communications and electronic warfare solutions and performs research in areas ranging from linguistics to quantum computing. SAS is headquartered in McKinney, Texas USA. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business.

Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

  • Relocation Eligible : Yes
  • Clearance Type : None / Not Required
  • Expertise : Engineering Technology, Physics
  • Type Of Job : Full Time
  • Campaign : Engineering & Sciences
  • Work Location : CA - El Segundo

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.