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Sr Principal Mechanical Engr

Job Description:

This Sr Principal Multidiscipline Engineer position is for a space EO sensor architect. The position requires in depth knowledge of space EO sensors from the pre-proposal phase through conceptual design, preliminary and critical design, build, test and delivery. The engineer in this position will be leading a cross-functional engineering and analysis team from a strong technical background involving material selection, optical layout, thermal management, precision mechanical mounting and motion, and structural optimization while balancing cost and schedule constraints. The engineer is responsible for understanding design requirements, coordinating the EO sensor design, preparing design reviews, and presenting engineering to Raytheon, customer management, and consultants.
The Sr Principal Mechanical Engineer is responsible for preparing large sections of program technical reviews such as the SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, MRR, CTI, and CTS presentations and will be the EO sensor technical lead on new business pursuits and proposals. These are typically large volumes of technical information that must be prepared and presented to internal line management, technical staff, program management, and customer reviewers and their consultants. New concepts must be "sold" to these highly-experienced individuals including well thought out plans for any potential technical issues.

Position is with the EO Sensor Design department in El Segundo, California.

Required Skills:

  • Lead and own the EO sensor modelling, design, documentation, and implementation of EO hardware.
  • Actively work with Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Customers to develop and manage objectives and requirements for related pursuits and projects.
  • Lead an EO sensor Engineering Team to successfully design and document solutions to meet program objectives and requirements.
  • Lead the management of subcontractors required for the development of EO related equipment.
  • Comply with Export/Import (EX/IM) regulations and policies and support Jurisdiction Classification Assessments (JCAs) as needed.
  • Ensure the consistent application of engineering best practice and that all activities undertaken under your control are conducted to common standards in accordance with Raytheon's processes.
  • At least 12 years of professional experience in Space EO sensor design
  • Hands on experience in Electro-optical sensor design, build and test
  • Hands on experience with CAD software, especially Creo
  • Hands on experience with Geometric Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Project leadership experience
  • Strong customer presentation skills
  • Maintain positive customer and supplier relationships
  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance
  • Must be able to obtain a SSBI security clearance
Desired Skills:
  • Matlab
  • Optical Design & Analysis software
  • Microsoft Project
  • Prior experience in DoD or Aerospace
  • Already possess a SSBI security clearance
Required Education (including Major):
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related EO/RF discipline

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


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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El Segundo, California
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