Electro-Optical Scientist/Engineer | Rebellion Photonics

Date Posted: 
Monday, July 22, 2019
Position Location: 
Houston, TX
Job Description: 

Do you want to work for one of Houston’s fastest-growing companies† with huge potential? Are you interested in contributing to our growth and becoming a key player in the company's future? Join Rebellion Photonics – a young, dynamic business with a startup culture, focused on providing automated monitoring solutions for the petrochemical and oil and gas industries!

Rebellion Photonics offers interesting work, dynamic, friendly and informal environment with excellent prospects to grow with the company. As a member of our agile and multidisciplinary team, you will have the unrivaled and rewarding opportunity to further advance our award-winning hyperspectral imaging technology. You will investigate the underlying physical effects of optical sensors systems and contribute to their integrated optics and overall design. You will translate your knowledge of physics and experimental skills to extraordinary products, while contributing to other technical needs of the business.


  • Innovate, refine, design, and develop optical hyperspectral systems for passive chemical spectroscopy using microbolometers and IR sensors
  • Work with software and hardware teams to make a robust integrated product
  • Aid and support the development of hardware and software for detection algorithms
  • Design and perform quantifiable experiments to isolate:
  • Failure modes in software or hardware design
  • Sources of noise or flaws in software or hardware design
  • Other issues that affect product performance, stability, or robustness
  • Make recommendations of specifications, hardware changes, or software changes to improve product performance
  • Validate changes and confirm product improvement

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optics Science, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in applied research and/or product development of advanced optics/photonic systems, which includes troubleshooting, development, validation, analysis, and modeling of optical devices/systems
  • Strong hands-on skills in product development, and product improvement of advanced optical systems
  • Expertise in the analysis of experimental data
  • The ability to collaborate and work well in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of computational imaging and image processing algorithms

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Experience as principal investigator for which significant results were achieved or established subject matter expert demonstrated through publications, patents, and shipped products
  • Strong programming skills in Python, C++, or equivalent
  • Familiarity with remote sensing, calibration, characterization, and radiometry
  • Knowledge of a broad range of optics including imaging, illumination, radiometry, physical and geometric optics, and statistics
  • Skill with interpreting optical measurements in terms of the underlying physics

Rebellion Photonics offers experience based competitive salary, stock package, and company-paid medical benefits.


To apply, please contact Margarita Molchanova at: rita@rebellionphotonics.com