Optical Engineer

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Posting title
Optical Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
18 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.

Job Description:
Optical Engineer will have the ability to test optical system being developed for space applications and ground systems in the Optical Communications Systems Group. Have ability to develop, design and maintain ground support equipment for testing flight hardware and ground instrumentation. Will work on ground remote sensing instrumentation for the study of the atmospheric optical channel for the support of optical communications missions. Will test, assemble, develop, control, and align ground instrumentation for the study of the atmospheric optical channel. Contribute new ideas for improved system architecture, performance, and implementation. Will write or contribute to proposals. Publish in relevant journals and conferences.

Required Skills:
•Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
•Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
•Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 2 years of “hands-on” experimental experience. MS in Electrical Engineering, Optics, or Applied Physics is preferred.
•Good understanding and wide application of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in electro-optics system.
•Hands-on experience on optical system alignment and assembly.
•Proficiency in MATLAB programming software and CAD software.
•Ability to develop data-acquisition, instrument control and data analysis software for efficiently generating reports.
•Ability to ingest, analyze and characterize, correlate data from (ground) instruments.
•Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skill

Desired Skills:
•Good understand of atmospheric physics and remote sensing instrumentations.
•Knowledge of optics software (e.g. ZEMAX).
•Experience with advanced optical testing, including automated data-logging and analysis.

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