Engineering Fellow--EO Architecture

Reference Number: 2641D
Location: Arizona

The Photonics Group
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Engineering Fellow:  EO Architecture


The Engineering Fellow is responsible for architecting new and advanced electro-optical sensors in support new product development and supporting these product developments through their development, implementation, verification, and maintenance.  Additionally, they are responsible for identifying strategic electro-optical sensing product development opportunities, and proposing and coordinating Independent Research and Development (IRAD) projects across programs and product lines. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead selection of sensing solutions for electro-optical products with considerations for its role in the system, all phases of engineering and production, and the product life cycle.
  • Lead trade studies on various sensing systems such as aperture size, wavebands, sensitivity, etc.
  • Lead/support electro-optical modeling and simulation activities.
  • Lead electro-optical sensing requirements development and requirement flow to its components.
  • Drive the development, implementation, verification and maintenance of electro-optical sensors in close collaboration with other disciplines to provide a mature optimized missile product.
  • Support development and implementation of video processing methodologies and algorithms in conjunction with sensing selections.
  • Identify strategic electro-optical sensing development opportunities
  • Propose and lead independent research and development (IRAD) projects for the advancement of electro-optical sensors
  • Ensure balance of risk, performance, and cost.
  • Be accountable for technical decisions.
  • Participate in major technical review boards, e.g., Failure Review Board 
  • Communicate and collaborate with Program Management and Technical Leadership, Engineering Leadership, Manufacturing, Suppliers, and Customers.
  • Guide, apprentice, mentor, and train employees within the electro-optical sensor area

Required Skills/Experience:

  • A minimum of 12 years of electro-optical sensor experience from ultra-violet (0.3 um) through Long-Wave Infrared (14 um).
  • Working multi-discipline electro-optical sensing knowledge including systems engineering, signal processing and algorithms, electro-optical systems, optics, opto-mechanics, detectors, cryogenics, and electro-optical system test and verification
  • Experience leading electro-optical trade studies and engineering efforts involving engineers across multiple disciplines.
  • Working knowledge of sensor signal processing and algorithm methods for temporal noise processes, target detection and tracking, and optimizing seeker performance.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Matlab tools with a working knowledge of C or C++
  • Existing, or the ability to obtain, a DoD issued Secret Security Clearance.
  • Responsible for providing guidance, coaching / mentoring and training to other employees across the business within area of expertise.
  • Existing, or the ability to obtain, a DoD issued Top Secret Security Clearance.


Required Education (including Major):

  • MS in Physics, Optics or other related engineering field


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