Space Systems - Mid-Career Radiometric Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Job Description:

Are you tired of your current job? Would you like to make a career move? Are you a rock star engineer? Do you have the leadership genes? Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems is the right place for you. We are the leading group for the creation of advanced sensing systems for space exploration, national security, and civil space. You might have seen on the web many beautiful images of the Earth, down to exquisite detail, and you might have been amazed by the discoveries coming back from deep space missions. Behind many of those amazing results are the technologies and innovations created by the engineers at Raytheon. We are looking for the next generation of leaders who will shape the future of space exploration, human spaceflight, and national defense. We are looking for you.

We are looking for an experienced and talented Radiometric Analyst and Payload Systems Engineer who can support EO/IR sensor development, program execution and work product development as well as AI&T activity. This role requires experience in radiometric data analysis, domain knowledge of EO/IR sensing electronic system design, the ability to manage and evaluate technical solutions for the development of complex EO/IR systems for high reliability applications, and hands-on skills for design, build, integration, and test of such systems.

You will support the research, design, development, analysis, and testing of optical and OPIR imaging systems, performing radiometric and spectral characterization, and design of image quality. You will support the creation of optical and radiometric requirements at all levels, including system and sub-assembly, and you will perform radiometric characterization and calibration of remote sensing systems. You will conduct sensor performance verification and data analysis and prepare associated reports and presentations. This will help develop advanced space payloads for sensing missions in the military, civil, and commercial domains. Your vital contribution will help us to deliver excellence to our very demanding customers.

As a mid-career radiometric systems engineer, you will be immersed in a very vibrant environment, where you will have constant opportunities to demonstrate your talent and skills, and you will help increase our competitive advantage and innovation breakthroughs. You will also have immediate opportunities to grow into roles with greater scope and responsibility. Your passion and creativity will be valued and will be an integral part of our ongoing success. We need your innovative spirit and your technical strength. Join our team of competitive professionals and world experts, and let your talent shine as you invent the future with us.

Required Skills:

  • 8+ years engineering experience with at least 4 years working in EO/IR systems engineering
  • 4+ years of experience in radiometry and radiometric calibration
  • 4+ years of experience in space systems
  • Experience with spacecraft on-orbit operations and data analysis
  • Experience with space sensor testing and analysis
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of electromagnetism
  • Experience in numerical modeling and simulation, and performing analysis using MATLAB, C++, Python, Fortran, or similar language
  • Demonstrated problem solving, organization, coordination, and planning skills
  • Experience in working with multi-disciplined teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills and negotiation skills
  • Familiarity with system development phases including requirements, architecture, design, build, test, and deploy
  • Ability to work independently, determine and develop approaches to solutions
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to access to US only data systems

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with OPIR systems
  • Experience in space product design and lifecycle
  • Experience in working on space hardware
  • Knowledge of the electronics used in electro-optical imagery and focal plane technology
  • Familiarity with designing and testing optical subsystems related to space EO/IR payload systems
  • Experience using Labview
  • Experience developing proposals for Government, commercial, and international customers
  • Experience developing operational concepts
  • Familiarity with spacecraft bus architecture
  • Ability to decompose top level requirements down to subsystems
  • Knowledge of FPA interface design and mechanism control approaches
  • Payload IV&V experience
  • DOORS and other requirements management applications
  • Technical design experience in opto-mechanical engineering
  • Experience in leading testing activities such as environmental, thermal, vibration, and EMI testing
  • Experience with STE design, testing and operation
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of the organization
  • Familiarity with cost and schedule management using a government approved Earned Value Management System
  • Knowledge of EO/IR instrument’s power and thermal subsystems
  • Knowledge of US Export/Import law in regards to space technologies
  • Active DoD Secret clearance desired

Required Education: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related discipline.

Desired Education: Advanced degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related discipline.

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.


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.