Job Id: 1270

Photonics Engineer

Princeton, NJ

Support the systems engineering effort for programs that develop new photonic technology and custom hardware for free-space laser communications, laser transmitters for remote sensing, RF photonics, and other applications

  • Work closely with colleagues to derive physical, software and electronics requirements from optical performance requirements. Flow down requirements to subsystems as required.
  • Maintain those requirements for the lifecycle of a program and develop verification methods for each one.
  • Participate in the R&D programs by executing laboratory instrumentation, data acquisition and analysis, and algorithm development and implementation.


  • Degree in Optics, Physics, Systems Engineering, or a related field
  • Experience with one of more of the following: fiber optics, fiber lasers, high-power bulk lasers, optical communications, nonlinear optics, ultrafast lasers, spectroscopy, integrated photonics, and RF photonics
  • Experience with requirements development software is preferred, but not required
  • Must be willing to pursue a security clearance

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