Job Id: 1221

Electro-Optical Systems Engineer

, CO

Best available performance in optical loss, spectral accuracy, wavefront integrity, durability, environmental stability, and laser damage resistance. Mirrors, lenses, prisms, beamsplitters, polarizers, and filters are just a few examples of the types of components provides for a wide range of applications.

Lead the development of Electro-Optical solutions for next generation products. Lead the technical solution while working within an integrated project team. Lowest possible losses and the highest laser damage resistance

Main responsibilities & duties will typically include:

  • Perform systems engineering and requirements management throughout the product lifecycle
  • Interacting with customers and translating their needs into mission analysis & stakeholder needs & requirements
  • Develop system and sub-system specifications for flow down (internal / external)
  • Demonstrate product compliance by managing the verification & validation matrixes
  • Provide input into system level testing and qualification activities
  • Develop system trade studies, models, architectures, & concepts within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Become the technical interface to internal and external customers
  • Provide systems engineering inputs during field trials and provide technical support to the business development team
  • Lead all aspects of the technical proposal submission
  • Work independently with minimum guidance while executing deliverables
  • Developing and teaching best practices system engineering processes
  • Communicating compliantly across an ITAR barrier to UK engineers
  • Stage gate technical reviews with subcontractors, including developing specialists to review subcontractor work


  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, optics, optoelectronics, electronics, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years Systems Engineering experience (less may be considered for the ideal candidate)
  • Experience developing Electro-Optical imaging systems inclusive of system modeling and analysis
  • Experience delivering compliant Electro-Optical imaging systems against a customer requirement
  • Experience with leadership of a multi-disciplined engineering project team
  • Experience with requirements management, flows down, verification & validation during the product life cycle
  • Proficient written (reports, proposals, white papers) and verbal skills (technical presentations)


  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree
  • Certified to INCOSE CSEP or ESEP
  • Experience with integration & testing of Electro-Optical imaging systems
  • Experience with integration of IR focal plane arrays, image processing, & electronics
  • Good understanding of optical imaging systems, RF module integration & test, and other engineering disciplines (electronics, test, mechanics, FEA, thermal, safety)
  • Experience working within the defense industry and delivering solutions to the appropriate standards
  • Experience with customer discovery/stakeholder needs and requirements

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