Senior Electro - Optical Systems Engineer

Aerospace   •  

El Segundo, CA

8 - 10 years

Posted 175 days ago

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A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities.

We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities

The Integrated Sensor Design and Analysis Department supports electro-optical payload development by performing systems engineering analysis in a concurrent engineering environment. Systems are evaluated from an optical, thermal, and structural perspective. System engineering will also involve development and analysis of testing methods for sensor systems and large aperture optics.

Key Functions

  • Provide performance analysis of electro-optical sensor systems for assessing proposed designs and developing technical performance requirements, including using optical design codes.
  • Generate novel sensor concepts to meet evolving customer requirements.
  • Develop modeling, simulation, and exploitation algorithms for visible and infrared imaging radiometers and spectral imaging sensors.
  • Develop optical testing methods for electro-optical systems.
  • Lead technical teams in the execution of electro-optical systems analysis.
  • Interact with senior staff and department management to solve challenging technical problems that arise on EO sensor system programs.

 Qualifications

Required

  • Degree from an accredited university in optics, physics, or electrical engineering.
  • 8 years in total of experience with modeling, simulation, and data analysis of visible and infrared optical sensors.
  • Demonstrated leadership of technical teams in the execution of electro-optical systems analysis.
  • Good theoretical understanding of optical system engineering including analysis and testing.
  • Good analytic skills in electro-optical sensor performance including radiometry, stray light, optical design, and testing.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical problem-solving skills in visible and infrared electro-optical sensor performance, including radiometry, pan chromatic, multi-, and hyperspectral image processing, and exploitation.
  • Strong computer programming skills in an engineering application environment such as MATLAB, ENVI/IDL, or Mathematica.
  • Demonstrated experience with optical design code such as CodeV and/or Zemax, experience with stray light code such as FRED, and other related optical software packages such as LightTools and SolidWorks.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work interactively and effectively with Air Force and government customers, and with contractor personnel.
  • Must have or be able to obtain an SCI SSBI security clearance. (US citizenship required).

 

Preferred

  • Advanced degree.
  • Laboratory experience with optical instrumentation and setups.
  • Current and active Government clearance. 

 

Required to be considered for Senior Project Engineer 

  • Degree from an accredited university in optics, physics, or electrical engineering.
  • 12 years in total of experience with modeling, simulation, and data analysis of visible and infrared optical sensors.
  • 4 years of demonstrated successful task/project leadership.
  • 4 years of demonstrated mentorship of junior staff.
  • Demonstrated leadership of technical teams in the execution of electro-optical systems analysis.
  • Good theoretical understanding of optical system engineering including analysis and testing.
  • Good analytic skills in electro-optical sensor performance including radiometry, stray light, optical design, and testing.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical problem-solving skills in visible and infrared electro-optical sensor performance, including radiometry, pan chromatic, multi-, and hyperspectral image processing, and exploitation.
  • Strong computer programming skills in an engineering application environment such as MATLAB, ENVI/IDL, or Mathematica.
  • Demonstrated experience with optical design code such as CodeV and/or Zemax, experience with stray light code such as FRED, and other related optical software packages such as LightTools and SolidWorks.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work interactively and effectively with Air Force and government customers, and with contractor personnel.
  • Must have or be able to obtain an SCI SSBI security clearance. (US citizenship required).

Preferred for Senior Project Engineer 

  • Advanced degree.
  • Laboratory experience with optical instrumentation and setups.
  • Current and active Government clearance.

Requisition ID: 40403