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Optics Engineer in Niceville, FL at DCS

Date Posted: 5/29/2019

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    Niceville, FL
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Job Description

Optics Engineer/Scientist to support laboratory testing, including test design, development, construction, setup, test data collection and post test data analysis of advanced active sensor concepts and components for the United States Air Force (USAF).

Essential Job Functions:

Support the development, set up and testing of optical and laser systems, subsystems and components.

Support laboratory test, including setup, debugging, operation and documentation.

Responsible for coordinating with the concept team on understanding the operational principles and modes of the unit under test and applying that knowledge to the construction of appropriate test hardware. 

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

A Master’s degree in science, engineering, or physics with a focus on optical principles engineering and at least 2 years of experience with optical systems is required.

Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance within 6-9 months of hire.

General knowledge of optics, lasers, and polarization phenomenology.

Experience with numerical modeling tools such as MatLab or Mathematica.

The ability to communicate with a wide variety of subject matter experts and determine real, actionable requirements and functional designs and optical hardware is critical.

Must work effectively both within a team and individually.

Ability to anticipate testing requirements and technology to act proactively to position the lab for improvement and success.

Desired Skills:

Experience using laboratory lasers, designing/aligning test stations, data collection and analysis, experience with high speed detectors, power meters, spectrometers, polarization optics, and oscilloscopes.

Experience with LADAR, laser development, designing, building, and testing LADAR systems is a plus.

C++ programming experience.