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Engineering Tech Fellow, Optical-Mechanical

Company: Raytheon Careers
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 28, 2024

Job Description:

*Date Posted:*
United States of America*Location:*
AZ201: RMS AP Bldg 801 1151 East Hermans Road Building 801, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA*Position Role Type:*
Hybrid*About Us: *
At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling - to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today's mission and stay ahead of tomorrow's threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.
*Job Summary:*
The *Electro-Optics* (*EO*) *Department* at *Raytheon* is seeking an *Optical-Mechanical Design & Analysis Engineering Tech Fellow* that is responsible for designing advanced optical sensors and seeker systems in support of new product development. The candidate will lead teams in defining optical-mechanical 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 seeker development strategy, including road maps for Product Lines and new opto-mechanical related technologies. The candidate shall demonstrate expertise in all of the subsystems that are necessary for developing an optical sensor and seeker including experience in how these systems interact with the overall guidance unit. This includes expertise in structural design/analysis, system survivability in extreme environments, gimbal and mechanism design, bearing design/analysis, gimbal and mechanism dynamics, optical mounting and alignment concepts and system performance modeling.

The selected candidate will be required to effectively interact with engineers across multiple disciplines including systems, EO subsystems, optics, opto-mechanics, detectors, cryogenics, Guidance Navigation and control (GNC), and EO system test and verification. They will be expected to effectively present their work in program and Business Unit reviews and to provide expert counseling and mentoring. They will 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. The chosen candidate 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 seeker architecture mindset in developing sensor products and working across a product's life cycle. The Fellow will encompass a history of design innovation validated by patents and technical papers, serving as the expert through integration and qualification of electro-optical seekers, 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-mechanical seeker design solutions for Raytheon EO 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 seeker systems for instance: gimbaled vs fixed post, survivability in extreme environments such as high speed and high G, and structurally induced line of sight and image smear effects
  • Support electro-optical modeling and simulation activities
  • Lead development of requirements in support of optical-mechanical design, environmental survivability and the requirement flow to components
  • Drive the development, implementation, verification and maintenance of optical sensor / seeker 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-mechanical sensor / seeker engineering solutions
  • Ensure balance of risk, performance, and cost
  • Be accountable to leadership for technical decisions
  • Participate in major technical review boards
  • Communicate and collaborate with Program Management and Technical Leadership, Engineering Leadership, Manufacturing, Suppliers, and Customers
  • Guide, apprentice, mentor, and train colleagues within the optical-mechanical design area
    *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-mechanical design, analysis and/or manufacturing experience on ultra-violet (0.3 um) through Long-Wave Infrared (14 um) optical systems and their associated mechanical subsystems
    • Experience with CREO, ANSYS, and/or equivalent mechanical design tools
    • Experience leading optical-mechanical design teams including, but not limited to: optics, gimbals, detector/camera systems, thermal and dynamics management, structural analysis, system modeling, requirements derivation, GNC impact, etc.
    • Experience leading Optical Sensor / Seeker design trade studies and engineering efforts involving engineers across multiple disciplines
    • 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 Mechanical Engineering or other related engineering field
    • Demonstrated ability to write successful technical proposal volumes
    • Demonstrated ability to develop a business strategic vision and execute changes
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead teams
    • Demonstrated ability to influence others to achieve technical and programmatic goals
    • Demonstrated proactive problem solving experience
    • Expert in Optical Sensor / Seeker System design and implementation
    • Expert in performance and survivability design and analysis of sensor/seeker hardware in extreme environments.
    • Experience in leadership and or senior engineering roles
    • Demonstrated written and verbal communication ability to leadership
    • 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.
      *Location Information*:
      This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of America's 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of nature's best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucson's fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.
      *Clearance Information*:
      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: [
      *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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