Optical Systems Engineer- EOSL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Optical Systems Engineer in the Electro-Optical Systems Innovation Division (EOSID) will provide opto-mechanical engineering expertise to conceptualize, design, analyze, build, and test optical systems that meet sponsor requirements and internal research goals. The position provides opportunities to develop advanced technology and publish research. EOSIDs research is performed in the areas of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Intelligent Sensors and Imaging Systems (ISIS), and Active Electro-Optic Systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

  • Lead and contribute to technical efforts in the analysis, construction, and design of optical systems for remote sensing applications
  • Document work in memorandums, sponsor briefs, conference proceedings, and journal articles
  • Develop and present technical presentations for senior leadership, sponsors, and other stakeholders
  • Support field integration, data collection, and other testing activities at test sites and research/laboratory facilities
  • Participate in business development efforts by contributing to white papers, Request for Information and Request for Proposal (RFI/RFP) responses, sponsor briefs, and by proposing new research areas suitable for internal research and development (IR&D) funding
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics, Mathematics or related technical field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics, Mathematics or related technical field and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics, Mathematics or related technical field.

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics, Mathematics or related technical field and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics, Mathematics or related technical field and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics, Mathematics or related technical field and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with optical design and analysis including optical subsystem assembly and alignment
  • Experience with detector technologies (i.e., Focal-Plane Arrays (FPAs), Avalanche Photo Diodes (APDs), Photomultiplier Tubes (PMTs))
  • Experience with Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems and electro-optical signal processing
  • Experience with optical analysis (radiometry, stray-light, sensitivity, link budget, error budget, pointing stability, etc.)
  • Qualified candidates with experience in optics related research and applications at any degree level pursuing an advanced degree will be considered

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Fourier optics
  • Experience with Lidar (i.e., topographic, bathymetric, atmospheric)
  • Experience with Coherent optical techniques (i.e., interferometry, vibrometry, holography, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT))
  • Experience with Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI)
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) and manufacturing of both optics and machined components
  • Experience with Zemax or similar Free Space Optics (FSO) design/analytical software
  • Experience operating laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and/or data acquisition hardware/software tools
  • Experience with computational tools such as Matlab, Octave, and/or Interactive Data Language (IDL)
  • Experience with one or more programming languages such as Python and/or C++

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

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