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Optical System Test Engineer Staff

Lockheed Martin

Sunnyvale, CA
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Optical System Test Engineer-This job description is for a mid-career optical system/test engineer , working with senior optical designers, sr.optical system's engineers, mechanical, pointing and control, and electrical engineers to be able to test and verify optical system's performance from ultraviolet to infrared, that are both passive (e.g. imagers, and active e.g. use lasers). The optical system-test engineer is expected to work with the internal customers, and the rest of the project team to get requirements data the optical system test engineer needs to test and verify the performance of an optical instrument or system. The testing process includes understanding the test and verification goals, and translating those into a laboratory test system, processes, and test plans. This includes planning layouts, alignment planning and procedures, test equipment, techniques, etc. The engineer is expected to become familiar with laboratory safety, including chemical, laser, mechanical, and electrical safety. The optical system engineer must be able to plan for a certain amount of automation and control, and thus will be able to write control software as needed, or obtain that skill from others. The optical system's test engineer must be familiar with data analysis tools, and be able to write analysis software as needed for either quick look, or extensive analyses as necessary. In some cases, they may bring those experts into the project as needed. The optical system test engineer must be familiar with the properties of light such as coherence, speckle, interference, scattering, stray light control, aberration effects, thermal effects, scintillation, vibration, etc, use of interferometers, lasers, alignment telescopes, theodolites, and vacuum systems, collimators, blackbody sources for optical testing is necessary. The candidate should be able to acceptably communicate and describe the test plan, design, and methodology to peer reviewers, management, internal and external customers. The optical system test engineer should have a capacity to learn, train and work in a team environment

Basic Qualifications
1. Proven optical laboratory knowledge and experience, such as one would obtain from a post graduate lab experiments with optical systems (sensor, lasers, etc.)
2. Knowledge and experience with manufacturing methods of individual optics, and alignment methods of assemblies, including optical shop testing methods, such as interferometry, and other metrology.
3. Knowledge of instrument control devices and software, such as National Instrument and others.
4. Knowledge of data reduction and analysis techniques, e.g. Matlab. Basic project management skills, such as schedule and cost planning, staffing, equipment selection, etc

Desired skills
1. Large optics test experience.
2. Space optics test experience.
3. Three mirror or four mirror anastigmat test experience
4. Multi-spectral, hyperspectral, or laser systems test experience

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories

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Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status

Job Location(s): Sunnyvale California

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