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***Great opportunity for current college graduate students (entering or currently enrolled) in a graduate program by Fall 2018. If you are not a current graduate student, please visit our other opportunities at and apply!***

The Hardware Engineering Center (HWEC) is an engineering organization that focuses on product development, producibility and mission assurance. It is a vital link in the integrated product development process that allows Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems to introduce reliable new products faster, better, and more economically.

The candidate will work within Optics and Laser – Integrated Products department of the Hardware Engineering Center. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Build test set-ups and use of optical tools such as interferometers, theodolites and spectrophotometers.
  • Align and test of opto-mechanical tactical sensors and laser systems.
  • Design and analyze optical sensors including ray tracing, stray light analysis, and tolerance analyses.
  • Work with suppliers to get optical components and systems that meet requirements.

The chosen candidate will learn and apply of technical standards, principles, concepts and techniques. Candidates will be expected to provide recommendations to a variety of technical problems of appropriate scope and complexity, working under general supervision. Successful candidates should expect to be immersed in a fast-paced, team-based, and challenging technical environment where an individual with talent and initiative can stand out and thrive.

Required Skills:

  • The candidate must have a good understanding of optics, lasers, electromagnetic propagation, and their interaction with materials.
  • The candidate must have completed lab and/or analysis projects and be able to explain the concepts and outcomes.
  • Must be a college Senior or Graduate student by Fall 2018

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with optical design and analysis tools, such as Code V or Fred.
  • Experience with hands on assembly and alignment of optical tests or assemblies
  • Experience with optical measurement tools such as interferometers and spectrophotometers.
  • Experience working with lasers
  • Demonstrated leadership experience through school or extracurricular projects is a plus
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (Please upload an unofficial transcript when applying)

Required Education:
Currently pursuing a BS / BA degree from an accredited four-year university and entering as a college Senior year OR pursuing a MS / MA / PhD by Fall 2018. Must be working towards a degree in Optical Engineering, Laser Physics, or equivalent technical discipline with emphasis in Optics or Lasers.

Must be working towards a degree in Optical Engineering, Laser Physics, or equivalent technical discipline with emphasis in Optics or Lasers.

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.


About Raytheon Company

Based in Tucson, Arizona, Raytheon Company's Missile Systems designs, develops and manufactures precision missile systems, including air to air, strike, Naval Weapons Systems, land combat, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles and directed energy weapons. Missile Systems is proud to employee 11,000 professionals at its Tucson, Arizona headquarters.

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