Job Id: 1106

Senior Optical Engineer

, FL

Provide project engineering skills and abilities, technical leadership, subject matter expertise, and project management to the technical team in the design, development, integration, and testing of hardware systems such as optical tracking and data collection systems, free-space optical communication systems, and motion control systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, perform, and document experiments to characterize sensors and lasers
  • Provide project management support to Program Director
  • Draft statements of work and draft project status reports
  • Develop level of effort estimates and develop bills of materials
  • Perform market/trade studies; analyses of alternatives
  • Manage/coordinate efforts to design, fabricate, install, integrate, and test electronic control and interface devices

Education, Work Experience, Skills, Etc.:

  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance. Because of the nature of the work, customers, and contracts, only U.S. citizens will be considered for this position.
  • 10+ years of experience in optical engineering assignments
  • Master’s Degree in Optical Engineering
  • Undergraduate degree in optics, electrical engineering, or physics
  • Experience with optical tracking systems
  • Knowledgeable in control algorithms (PID) for tracking mounts


  • Optical hardware/software integration
  • Field testing of electro-optical hardware and software
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Proficient with MATLAB or equivalent
  • Capable of calculating link budgets
  • Capable of performing simulation of optical component performance for given operating scenarios
  • Experience with Zemax

Desired Skills:

  • Design, perform, and document experiments and tests using optical tracking systems to collect customer required optical data
  • Understand mission performance requirements
  • Lead/assist efforts to test, evaluate, and upgrade electro-mechanical, electro-optical, and photonic systems
  • Determine system performance specifications in mission environment
  • Lead/perform the analysis and reporting of collected data
  • Experience in government test and evaluation programs
  • Proficient with C, C++
  • Familiar with Linux

Travel 15% of the time

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