Senior Optical Investigator

Parsippany, NJ 07932

Posted: 07/29/2020 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 456

Job Description


Job Description

Lead the optical design for programs that develop new photonic technology and custom hardware for free-space optical communications, laser transmitters for remote sensing, RF photonics, and other applications
  • Support the growth of the Photonics team by contributing new ideas for the technical growth of our organization, championing our technology in personal interactions with customers, and proposal creation
  • Using both commercial and internally-developed tools, model key phenomena as needed for optical design work, often including a combination of rare-earth amplifier physics, light propagation in optical fibers or integrated optical circuits, and nonlinear optics
  • Work closely with electrical and mechanical engineering colleagues to derive physical and electronics requirements from optical performance requirements
  • Supervise and direct the work of both technicians and less senior optical engineers in the development, modeling, and testing of optical systems
  • Work closely with the flight hardware fabrication team to develop appropriate build and test procedures
  • Interact extensively with Government customers, during formal program reviews and throughout the program lifecycle, to negotiate requirements, present detailed technical status updates, and to identify new business opportunities
  • Develop accurate estimates of resources and task intervals for program managers, and track and meet schedule milestones and cost objectives

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in optics, physics, or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of additional related experience, or master’ s degree and a minimum of 8 years related experience
  • 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
  • TS/SCI government security clearance required to perform the duties of the position


Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in optics, physics, or a related field
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