ment. He or she 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 Raytheon, 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 Raytheon personnel and programs, as well as external Government(s) personnel and programs. They 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 Raytheon. 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.
We value diverse skills and experience, so don't hold back. Your qualification could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you're passionate about what you could accomplish here, we'd love to hear from you.
Responsibilities to Anticipate**:**
Lead selection of optical sensor design solutions for Raytheon 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
This is a hybrid role, and the selected applicant will work with the hiring manager to set a schedule.
Qualifications You Must Have:
Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)
Minimum 12 years' of prior engineering experience OR an Advanced degree and 10 years' of prior engineering experience
Minimum 12 years' of optical design, analysis and/or tolerancing experience on ultra-violet (0.3 um) through Long-Wave Infrared (14 um) optical systems
Patents, Papers and/or Publications in related technical field
The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
Qualifications We Value**:**
MS or PhD in Physics, Optical Sciences or other related engineering field
Experience with Code V, Zemax, FRED, or equivalent optical design tools
Experience in optical fabrication, testing, and/or stray light from ultra-violet through Long-Wave Infrared
Experience leading optical design teams including, but not limited to: Optical Designers, Stray Light Analysts, Opto-Mechanical Engineers, Detector Engineers, and/or Optical Test Engineers
Experience leading optical design trade studies and engineering efforts involving engineers across multiple disciplines
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
What We Offer:
Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.
This position requires the eligibility 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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: https://https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm
Employee Referral Award Eligibility:
This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award. ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.
RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.
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