Optical Engineer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for an Optical Engineer with an emphasis in optical production. You will be responsible for defining optical system designs for production and commissioning including specifying optical components, interfacing with mechanical efforts, and documentation. Scope of work involves parallel tasks with well-defined priorities. You will provide support to the National Ignition Facility & Photon Sciences (NIF& PS) Directorate. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations (LSEO) Division of the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Interpret optical designs for mechanical engineering efforts of limited complexity that are well defined.
- Document and configure management of optical systems for build and analysis.
- Specify optical components; identify and resolve moderately complex optical issues.
- Document optical components for fabrication.
- Interact with Optics Procurement Group and vendors to determine the feasibility and manufacturability of components.
- Perform tolerancing analysis of optical components.
- Contribute to the fulfillment of technical projects and organizational objectives and functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team of optical engineers and CAD designers.
- Perform other duties as assigned, which may include component fabrication and testing strategies and optical systems design and engineering.

- Bachelors degree in Optical Engineering, Physics, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Fundamental knowledge of optical design principles and engineering.
- Ability to interpret optical and mechanical specifications under general direction.
- Fundamental knowledge of Code V or equivalent optical design software (ZEMAX, FRED, OSLO).
- Knowledge in configuration management of requirements and system changes.
- Experience working with optical systems.
- Experience working in a team environment which includes scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.
- Sufficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

Desired Qualifications
- Optical production and problem-solving experience including detailed knowledge and experience of optical materials and environmental interactions.
- Comprehensive experience with additional optical design codes such as Code V, FRED, ZEMAX and OSLO, for complex modeling of laser systems.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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