Principal Optical Engineer


Tucson, AZ

Industry: Business Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 10 days ago

  by    Morgan MacDonell

Industry: Engineering

Job Category: Engineering - Electrical

Base Salary - $90,000 to $150,000

Full-time Benefits - Full

Relocation Assistance Available - Yes

Commission Compensation - No

Bonus Eligible - No

Overtime Eligible - No

Interview Travel Reimbursed - No

Candidate Details

7+ to 10 years experience

Seniority Level - Mid-Senior

Management Experience Required - No

Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree

Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

Security Clearance Required: No

Visa Candidate Considered: No

Job Description:

The Electrical Subsystems Directorate (ESD), EO Products and Technologies Department is currently searching for an Optical Design Engineer with optical design and analysis skills, interest and/or experience in infrared systems, optical tolerancing, optical fabrication, and testing.

Chosen team member will work with multi-discipline teams supporting military programs through the application of optical design tools in the development and production phases of optical sensors. Assignments may include optical design, optical analysis such as stray light analysis, optical tolerancing, prototype development with optical component suppliers, optical testing, troubleshooting EO systems, and providing solutions to a variety of EO problems of moderate scope and complexity.

Candidate should be capable of leading small teams and will work closely with Integrated Product Team Leads/Program Managers ensuring engineering requirements are defined, risks are managed and schedules/budgets are met.

Candidate will work independently in determining and meeting the technical, financial and schedule objectives of projects. As an Optical Engineer, decisions are data driven in nature and require preparing technical justification analysis reports as well as presenting to a variety of Engineering Review Boards.

NOTE: This position can be a PrincipalSystems Engineer or Sr. PrincipalSystems Engineer based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, leadership, experience and responsibility requirements of the position

Required Skills:

US Citizenship required

Bachelor's degree in Optics, Physics, Systems Engineering or related discipline

A minimum of 8 years related experience in Optics and Optical Design

Extensive knowledge and experience in infrared systems optical design, analysis, optical tolerancing, fabrication, and testing

Expert in CODE V and/or Zemax, and Excel and Matlab

Candidate is required to attain a secret level clearance and must have INTERIM SECRET clearance before start date.

Desired Skills:

Master's or PhD in Optical Engineering or related discipline

Demonstrated experience in optical design and analysis

Industry related documentation experience

Business Acumen

Active DoD issued security clearance

Required Education (including Major):

Bachelor's Degree in Optics, Physics, or Systems Engineering or related discipline. MS or PhD in Optics, Physics, or Systems Engineering preferred.


$90K - $150K