Sr Physics Engineer II
Raytheon - Albuquerque, NM

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Raytheon Ktech is part of Raytheon’s Advanced Security and Directed Energy Systems (AS&DES) product line, providing comprehensive expertise in pulsed power engineering, diagnostics and effects testing; RF and particle code simulation; airborne flight test and satellite systems support and tracking; large facility operations, maintenance, and engineering; sensor development and diagnostics; control and data acquisition systems; software and automation; materials fabrication, assembly, processing and coating; quality engineering; and document production, imaging and management. Key growth opportunities include the integration of directed energy weapons on combat platforms. Raytheon Ktech is also a leader in development of linear accelerator technology for government and commercial applications.

Job Description


Engineering Physicist will work within both the Raytheon Ktech High Energy Density Science and Technology and Directed Energy teams by contributing effort toward the implementation of creative solutions to challenging and complex problems across disciplines. These disciplines include: high energy density plasma physics, high power microwave generation and/or pulsed power. This effort includes hands-on lab work, design, background research, and reporting. Support existing programs through ideas, solutions, and problem-solving; contribute new insights into existing problems that suggest novel solutions responsive to Raytheon Ktech and customer/sponsor needs. Cultivate new programs (internal and external) by identifying emerging opportunities and challenges; apply new approaches to old problems and old approaches to new problems, help write proposals for new funding. Provide leadership in the forms of informally guiding and mentoring junior team members; acting as a principal investigator; and serving as an informal subject matter expert within the department and lab.

Required Skills


Minimum of 5 years of post graduate experience in Physics Engineering with at least 5 years of relevant experience or PhD in Physics or a closely related field.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with co-workers, other parts of the lab, and customers/sponsors.

Demonstrated record of creative application of physics knowledge and skills to solve complex experimental challenges

Demonstrated initiative, motivation, flexibility and interest in working in a team environment. Effective collaboration across levels and areas of technical expertise.

Excited by the prospect of a dynamic work environment with the ability to participate in and prioritize concurrent tasks.

Significant experience in one or more of the following: high energy density plasma physics, high power microwave generation, and/or pulse power.

Desired Skills


Record of successful proposal writing.

Demonstrated ability to lead a technical team and establish productive technical mentoring relationships.

Required Education (including Major


MS, Physics or Electrical Engineering required

PhD, Physics or Electrical Engineering desired

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Business Unit Profile

Raytheon Missile Systems

2010 sales: $5.7 billion

12,400 employees

Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona

World's largest developer, producer and integrator of weapon systems

More than 1 million missiles produced since 1954

Broad weapons portfolio


Smart munitions


Kinetic kill vehicles

Directed energy weapons

Customers: All U.S. military services; allied forces of more than 40 countries

Strong commitment to the global marketplace

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