Senior Optical Investigator in Florham Park, NJ

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

CACI International   •  

Florham Park, NJ 07932

Industry: Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 66 days ago

This job is no longer available.

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 LGS 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

Working Conditions:

Work is typically performed in an office and lab environment which requires proper safety precautions. Work requires some physical effort in the handling of materials, boxes, or equipment.

Valid Through: 2019-9-13