Glendale, Arizona

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Join a team that designs, develops and integrates highly complex systems for space within Honeywell Aerospace. As an Optical Systems Engineer you will part of a team that specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of novel, state-of-the-art optical instruments for military, space and commercial applications, including Earth observation, atmospheric monitoring, space situational awareness, space science, and optical communications. You will be integral in creating system solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers. You will be involved in every aspect of the systems life cycle; from the front end of business development through product end of life.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership on optical instrument development programs as part of a highly engaged and integrated engineering team involved in all aspects of design, assembly and test activities
  • Design and analysis of end-to-end optical systems for space, including defining system architectures and system requirements to meet customer requirements, defining and selecting appropriate designs through leading trade studies, and developing system-level models and performing simulation and analysis to ensure end-to-end performance requirements are met
  • Develop system level and sub-system level requirements and specification documents working with the optical, electrical and mechanical design teams
  • Develop program level documentation according to space agency standards (ie. Canadian Space Agency, NASA and ESA)
  • Lead design verification activities
  • Write proposals and white papers
  • Provide technical support to business development activities, including customer briefings and conference presentations
  • Perform technical readiness and risk analysis assessments


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of optical and/or electro-optical engineering experience
  • Must be US Citizen due to contractual requirements


  • Advanced degree in engineering or applied science
  • A strong background in optical instrument design activities, including optical, mechanical and electrical engineering aspects
  • Familiar with space instrument design considerations and standards, including grounding, cleanliness, and material selection and the associated environmental conditions, including thermal, vibration, shock and radiation
  • An understanding of optical design and test methods and familiarity with optical design software
  • A strong grasp of optical, mechanical, electrical and software elements and their interactions within complex systems
  • Experience using system level simulation tools, such as MATLAB
  • Experience using requirements management tools, such as DOORS
  • The ability to manage technical teams with engineers, scientists, and technicians from multiple disciplines
  • Knowledge of the system development lifecycle
  • Individuals that quickly analyze, incorporate and apply new information and concepts
  • Individuals who are self-motivated and able to work with little supervision, who consistently take the initiative to get things done
  • The ability to adapt as dictated by project changes
  • The ability to simultaneously manage a variety of complicated tasks
  • A results-oriented and structured problem-solving approach
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communication technical information across different levels of the organization and externally

Additional Information

  • JOB ID: req368323
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: 19019 N. 59th,Glendale,Arizona,85308,United States
  • Exempt
  • Must be a US Citizen due to contractual requirements.
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Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.

Glendale, Arizona

Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. (HTSI) offers world-class competencies in management, space systems and services, engineering, logistics, information technology and testing and calibration. We provide value, expertise, competitive pricing and the highest quality standards available. Our customers can expect proven leadership processes, technical excellence and cost management. We offer more than just connections…we offer solutions.

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