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Sr Physics Engineer II - Photonic Design

El Segundo, California


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The Advanced Electro-Optics Design and Lasers Department is currently seeking a Senior Physics Engineer II in El Segundo, CA.

This position is responsible for design, fabrication support, and testing of internally funded (IRAD) and customer funded (CRAD) photonic integrated circuit technology for a variety of applications.

Responsibilities include participating in the multidisciplinary Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) development team on cutting edge development and demonstration programs. The candidate will join a highly motivated group of physicists and engineers working on a variety of technology development tasks. The successful applicant shall be a highly motivated “self-starter” able to take action with limited direction, and execute on integrated active and passive photonic devices, in III-V and Si based platforms.
The candidate should also be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to de-embed design parameters experimentally. The selected candidate will have Mask Layout experience and have the ability to work with process engineers to convert device designs into a viable fabrication process.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs to be able to obtain a US Sensitive Compartmented Information Security Clearance within first year.

Required Skills:
  • At minimum 6 years of professional relative experience with a BS degree, 4 years of professional experience with an MS degree, and 2 years professional experience with a Ph.D.
  • Photonic Device Design: Experience with modeling of both active and passive silicon or III-V photonic devices, such as optical waveguides, modulators, and filters.
  • Experience with Mask Layout
  • Understanding of the device fabrication process and experience working with process engineers to convert device designs into a viable fabrication process
  • Software/programming experience with tools like EMAG Simulation Software (e.g. COMSOL, Lumerical, etc.), Matlab, LabView, and/or Python
  • Ability to (1) to plan/schedule tasks (2) define hardware components, (3) interface with vendors, (4) perform data reduction and analysis, (5) document/report test results, and (6) deliver completed systems
  • Experience with program cost and schedule monitoring and reporting
  • US Citizenship is required as this position will require a DoD Clearance within 1st year of employment
  • Ability to obtain SSBI
Desired Skills:
  • Hands-on experience with photonic device assembly, integration and test efforts as well as hands-on experience with PICs and semiconductor lasers
  • Experience in LaserComm with knowledge in advanced optical transmitter and receiver design; optical modulation; photonic devices; digital communications and digital hardware technologies
  • Experience in task management or other lead role on development and/or production programs
  • Familiarity with processes and principals of systems engineering
  • Prior experience in Defense or Aerospace
  • Active SSBI
Required Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, applied physics, physics, or related field
Desired Education:
  • Master of Science in electrical engineering, applied physics, physics or related field or PhD in electrical engineering, applied physics, physics, or related field

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Raytheon Intelligence & Space delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, training, and cyber and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers in more than 40 countries around the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the business generated $15 billion in pro forma annual revenue in 2019 and has 39,000 employees worldwide. Raytheon Intelligence & Space is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

Relocation Eligible

Clearance Type

Optics/Optical Engineering

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
CA - El Segundo

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