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Experienced Control Systems Engineer
Raytheon Company | El Segundo, California
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Job Description

Job Description:
“Outside the box. Above the Earth. Beyond our wildest dreams. Our engineers are creating new possibilities in space.”

The Responsive Space Systems Department is currently in need for a Senior Control Systems Engineer with hardware hands-on experience and Line Of Sight (LOS) and Servo Control problem solving capabilities. The systems engineer will lead a design team building electro-optical systems including imagers, passive/active EO tracking, LIDAR, and directed energy systems. The systems engineer will be responsible for performing trade studies, design, performance analysis, modeling, integration, and test of control systems in the support of the development and build of advanced electro-optical systems. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with very strong problem solving skills and also have demonstrated capability in design, integration and test of complex engineering systems. This role is located in El Segundo, CA.

Main tasks will be:
  • Development of mathematical algorithms for LOS control systems, navigation, command generation, and attitude determination
  • Computer modeling and simulation of sensor physics and phenomenology
  • Advanced sensor alignment and calibration
  • Servo control system integration and test
  • Technical presentations to both internal and external customers

Required Skills:
The systems engineer needs to have a strong background with controls and navigation systems.
  • 6+ years of engineering experience with at least 3 years working on design, build or testing of EO systems or EO platforms
  • Knowledge in servo control and navigation systems or related experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with HW integration for electro-optical systems
  • Prior leadership experience managing systems engineering tasks or multi-disciplined teams
  • Experience with analytics, Matlab/Simulink and C/C++ programming
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving, organization, coordination, and planning skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of the organization
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position requires an active DoD Secret Security Clearance as of Day 1 of employment
  • Ability to access to US only data systems

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with design of real-time data processing systems including real-time control and measurement systems
  • Demonstrated experience with estimation theory and numerical methods and some practical experience with estimation and numerical methods
  • Experience in space vehicle guidance, navigation and control
  • EO/IR or Laser domain knowledge
  • Technical experience in opto-mechanical engineering, control systems, embedded computing, or electronics
  • Experience in numerical modeling and simulation, and performing analysis using MATLAB, C++, Python, or similar language
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink auto-code generation
  • Knowledge and experience with LabVIEW, dSpace or FPGA programming

Required Education:
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in ME, EE, AE, Math, Physics or related technical field; advanced degree(s) preferred

Desired Education:
Master of Science (M.S.) or PhD in ME, EE, AE, Math, Physics or related technical field

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.


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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.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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