LiDAR Sensing R&D Scientist III at Honeywell in Plymouth, Minnesota

Posted in Engineering 9 days ago.

Job Description:

Join a team recognized for leadership, innovation and diversity

The future is what you make it.

When you join Honeywell, you become a member of our global team of thinkers, innovators, dreamers and doers who make the things that make the future.

That means changing the way we fly, fueling jets in an eco-friendly way, keeping buildings smart and safe and even making it possible to breathe on Mars.

Working at Honeywell isn't just about developing cool things. That's why all of our employees enjoy access to dynamic career opportunities across different fields and industries.

Are you ready to help us make the future?

This is an outstanding opportunity for a scientist who will pursue applied research and develop products in the areas of optical systems and atmospheric sensing. The potential areas of research, development, and applications are optical systems, lasers, optical systems design, ray tracing, optical detection, and atmospheric physics.

Honeywell Aerospace is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, navigation systems, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations. This scientist will be expected work on a team to develop new concepts, develop intellectual property, write project proposals, assess competitive technologies and products, and develop new technologies for future products. This will include understanding customer requirements, translating those into device and product requirements, performing trade studies, writing research and development proposals, project cost estimating, budgeting, and program management. The scientist must be technically creative, have strong organizational and communication skills, and able to work in a collaborative environment.


  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Physics

  • Ph.D. in Engineering or Physics and/or Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Materials Engineering degree
  • Analytical capability to design optical systems using tools such as optical ray tracing/simulation tools: End-to-end optical simulation: Zemax or equivalent, ray tracing (free space) or Particle/atmospheric radiative transfer (scattering) modeling
  • Significant, directly related experience with systems modeling, optical systems, electro-optics, laser systems, sensor electronics, and/or sensor technology
  • Experience with laboratory optical system set up and measurements
  • Knowledge and experience of Python
  • Advanced linear algebra, least squares / maximum likelihood estimation, deconvolution, principal component analysis
  • Experience in systems engineering and development of complex, integrated software and hardware optical sensor systems
  • Knowledge and research experience with LIDAR systems
  • Experience and knowledge of atmospheric physics or meteorology
  • Knowledge and experience in developing intellectual property including patents and assessments
  • Capable of leading, planning, and executing the development and testing of sensors.
  • Experience working in teams of engineers, scientists, or technicians
  • Program management experience of internal and external R&D projects including scheduling, milestone tracking, manpower planning, earned-value measurement, estimating and budgeting
  • The candidate should have strong communication and presentation skills

Additional Information

  • JOB ID: HRD112735
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: 12001 State Highway 55,Plymouth,Minnesota,55441,United States
  • Exempt
  • Must be a US Citizen due to contractual requirements.
Engineering (GLOBAL)

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, or veteran status.