Lead, Optical Engineer

Harris   •  

Palm Bay, FL

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 56 days ago

The Harris Photonics and Quantum Sciences Core Technology Center is an industry leader in high-reliability, high-performance, optical and photonic systems supporting today's military, government, and commercial customers. It is a group of over 100 highly dedicated and skilled scientist, engineers and technicians with a mission to invent, develop and deliver superior optical and photonics technologies. This group supports, enhances, and extends Harris' core communications business through research and innovations. The Photonic and Quantum Sciences Core Technology Center provides solutions for digital lightwave communications, coherent RF Photonics, photonic integration, optical and fiber optic sensing systems and acousto-optic beam steering, delivery and modulation.

Job Description:

Due to substantial growth in our business Harris has an immediate need for an Optical Engineer. This role is a key position that requires supporting ongoing product development and delivery. We are seeking experienced candidates in the photonics industry who can provide technical insight for our existing technologies and develop new technologies to capture and lead new programs with our military, government, and commercial customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with or as a technical leader on Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and ensure successful outcome through program milestones.
  • Serve as a photonic subject matter expert on existing programs.
  • Work with a team of experts and support existing business product development efforts in a wide array of business areas and technologies.
  • Lead architecture development for advanced optical communication systems focused on the physical layer.
  • Participate in the Photonics and Quantum sciences Core Technology Center to identify and pursue new business opportunities
  • Present business development plans and product concepts to senior management and potential customers
  • Author white papers, travel to customer locations to present technical concepts and present at conferences

Qualifications:

  • MS degree 7+ years of experience in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field.
  • PhD degree 4+ years of experience in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field.
  • TS/SCI or TS/SSBI security clearance required.