Optics Scientist in Niceville, FL at DCS

Date Posted: 11/19/2020

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    Niceville, FL
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Job Description

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

Essential Job Functions:

Design, development, and construction of test and evaluation facilities for advanced active sensor concepts and components.  The initial project focuses on nonlinear optics in gas-filled hollow core photonic crystal fibers.

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 Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience or a Master’s degree with 1 year of experience in science, engineering, or physics with a focus on optical principles engineering.

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

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:

Experimental research background in nonlinear optics or laser development.

Experience with numerical modeling tools such as MATLAB or Mathematica.

Existing DoD secret security clearance.


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