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Senior Systems Engineer - Optical Design
Raytheon Technologies    Tucson, AZ 85702

The Electrical Products team - EO Center - 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 will work under limited supervision while exercising responsibility in meeting the technical, financial and schedule objectives of projects.


This position can be a Systems Engineer II (G07) or Senior Systems Engineer I (G08) based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

US Citizenship is required

Bachelor's degree in Optics, Physics, Systems Engineering or related discipline

Minimum of 2 years applied work experience in optical design.

Strong experience and deep knowledge in infrared systems optical design, analysis, optical tolerancing, fabrication, and testing.

Expert in CODE V and/or Zemax, and Excel and Matlab

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment

Desired Skills:

Master’s or PhD in Optics, Physics, or Systems Engineering or related discipline

Demonstrated experience in opto-mechanical design and analysis

Industry related documentation experience

Business Acumen

Active DoD issued security clearance

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:


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

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