Engineering Fellow – EO Systems Architecture

Tucson, Arizona, USA

About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, you have the opportunity to try new things and make a bigger difference across a broader end-to-end solution, a richer technology and product set, an expanded range of disciplines, a growing global footprint and a more diverse team of colleagues and customers.

Job Summary:

The Electro-Optics Department at Raytheon Missiles & Defense is seeking an electro-optical systems architect Engineering Fellow that is responsible for architecting new and advanced electro-optical sensors in support new product development and supporting these product developments through their development, implementation, verification, and maintenance. Additionally, they are responsible for identifying strategic electro-optical sensing product development opportunities, and proposing and coordinating Independent Research and Development (IRAD) projects across programs and product lines.  They work closely with engineers in systems, signal processing and algorithms, electro-optical systems, optics, opto-mechanics, detectors, cryogenics, and electro-optical system test and verification, and are highly visible, influential, and accountable within the Raytheon Missiles and Defense programs and leadership community.

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 sensing solutions for 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, sensitivity, etc.
Lead/support electro-optical modeling and simulation activities.
Lead electro-optical sensing requirements development and requirement flow to its components.
Drive the development, implementation, verification and maintenance of electro-optical sensors in close collaboration with other disciplines to provide a mature optimized missile product.
Support development and implementation of video processing methodologies and algorithms in conjunction with sensing selections.
Identify strategic electro-optical sensing development opportunities
Propose and lead independent research and development (IRAD) projects for the advancement of electro-optical sensors
Ensure balance of risk, performance, and cost.
Be accountable 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 electro-optical sensor area
Responsible for providing guidance, coaching / mentoring and training to other employees across the business within area of expertise.

Qualifications You Must Have:

Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)
A minimum of 12 years of Professional Engineering Experience
Experience with infrared Electro-optical sensor design – including: testing for MWIR (3-5 µm) and LWIR (8-12 µm) specific to: optical materials, telescopes, domes, detectors, and signal processing.
Experience Electro-optical sensing – including any of the following: systems engineering, signal processing & algorithms, electro-optical systems, optics, opto-mechanics, cryogenics, electro-optical system test and/or verification.
Experience leading electro-optical trade studies and engineering efforts involving engineers across multiple disciplines.
Experience with sensor signal processing and algorithm methods for temporal noise processes, target detection and tracking, and optimizing seeker performance.
Experience using Microsoft Office and Matlab.
The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Qualifications We Value:

MS or PhD in Physics, Optics or other related engineering field
Excellent communication ability in verbal, written and presentation formats
Demonstrated ability to influence others to achieve technical and programmatic goals
Excellent proactive problem solving experience
Strong business strategic vision and the ability to develop and execute changes
Team thinker, player and builder
Prior active participation in a mentorship or coaching program involving several junior or mid-level engineers
Existing, or the ability to obtain, a DoD issued 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.

Additional Details:

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. 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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met (see guidelines) to receive the Referral Awarding.


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Engineering Fellow – EO Systems Architecture