Fiber Laser Engineer | Northrop Grumman

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Position Location: 
Redondo Beach, Calif.
Job Description: 

Engineer Optical 4 - Fiber Laser Engineer
Requisition ID
: 13007317
Business Sector
: Aerospace Systems
: United States-California-Redondo Beach
US Citizenship Required for this Position
: Yes
Relocation Assistance
: Relocation assistance will be available
Clearance Type
: Secret
Number of Openings
: 1
: 1st Shift


Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector is seeking a Fiber Laser Engineer 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

Where will you find innovation and technology? Right here at Northrop Grumman Corporation. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Laser & Sensor Subsystems Department. As industry pioneers, the Laser and Sensor Subsystems Department continues to provide enabling State-of-the-Art

technology engineered into national security defense systems and civilian science and environmental missions. We provide integrated system expertise for our primary products which include high-energy and high-peak power laser subsystems beam control subsystems and optical subsystems, from component through system integration.

The fiber laser engineer will be responsible for designing, integrating and testing various subsystems of high power fiber lasers and related optical assemblies. Engineers are required to have a fundamental understanding of lasers & amplifiers, optics, interferometers and typical optical diagnostics setups as well as alignment techniques. Candidates must have experience with fiber lasers and amplifiers with preferred experience on fiber systems operating at high powers with excellent beam quality. Candidates are also required to have hands on skills that include fiber splicing and fiber handling techniques. Familiarity with RF diagnostics equipment and computer interfacing are also desired.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Fiber laser modeling and design

• Integration & test of pulsed and CW fiber products and solid state lasers

• Laser product development and productization of technology

• Regular interaction with engineering teams

• Guiding the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role

• Applying extensive technical expertise, with full knowledge of other related disciplines

• Developing technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.


Basic Qualification: PhD in fiber/solid state laser related field (physics,optical science, electrical engineering) with 4+ years of related work experience; Extensive experience working with fiber lasers and amplifiers; Optical fiber handling/splicing/packaging experience. Familiarity with vendors for optical and fiber-related components; Ability to independently set up and perform
experiments; Ablility to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings. US citizenship and the ability to obtain a security clearance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential
• Experience with fiber laser and amplifiers operating at
high powers with excellent beam quality
• Experience with technical writing and proposal efforts
• Position prefers a candidate with a current Secret

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Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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