Electro Optics Engineer II | Elbit Systems of America

Date Posted: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020

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Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on Twitter.

We are seeking Electro-optical (EO) Engineer to join our team in developing cutting edge products for our defense business.

The position requires direct application of electro-optics engineering and design expertise in concert with considerable initiative and creativity. This is a hands-on design and technical role, and will require working closely with multidisciplinary teams in a dynamic work environment. The position is expected to provide the driving force in EO system proposal development, research, concept development, design, manufacture, integration and testing of advanced EO sensor imaging systems inclusive of Helmet Mounted Display Systems (HMDS), Night Vison Systems, Night Vision Cueing Displays (NVCD), Vehicle Mounted Applications (Forward Looking Infrared - Flir, Eye Safe Laser Rang finders - ELRF), Man-portable (Handheld Targeting Systems – HTS), Missile Warning Systems (MWS), Degraded Visual Environment Systems (DVE), etc.


This is an early-career, individual contributor position responsible for solving a variety of technical problems requiring some originality in the use of established techniques. The incumbent works with little direct supervision and must apply a full current knowledge of accepted principles and techniques within the electro-optics engineering discipline.

Responsible for carrying out specific technical assignments in order to solve a variety of engineering problems involved in the design and development of products, equipment, or processes.

  1. May design, lay out complex items. Consults with higher level engineering personnel to resolve more complex design alternatives.
  2. Develop specifications against which designs can be produced. Translates experimental results into design criteria.
  3. Assist with portions of engineering projects or programs, the formulation of design criteria, or performing analysis of engineering data to select the best technical approach. Specifies phases of tests, investigation or analysis.
  4. Assist manufacturing in transition from development into production.
  5. Determine appropriate materials and processes for specific applications.
  6. Prepare engineering specifications for purchases.
  7. Fabricate engineering approval models and prototypes.
  8. Conduct field testing and research work for new applications.
  9. Assist in preparing cost estimates on proposed major design products
  10. Ensure that sound scientific principles are applied in laboratory or pilot plant work.
  11. May assist in troubleshooting customer application problems.
  12. Provide direction to drafters and technicians.
  13. Develop reliability models for electromechanical, electro-optical sub-assemblies and assemblies.
  14. Ensure component reliability based on technical evaluation of vendor's designs and manufacturing processes.
  15. Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering (Optics, Physics, or similar) with 2 or more years of experience preferably in a design-to-manufacture environment; or a Master’s degree and no experience.
  • Incumbents should possess a broad knowledge of electro-optics engineering with specific capabilities in areas such as optical design, imaging system development, laser systems, radiometry, or optical metrology