High Energy Laser Systems Optical Engineer | Northrop Grumman

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

High Energy Laser Systems - Optical Engineer 5
Requisition ID
: 13007474
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
: None
Number of Openings
: 1
: 1st Shift


Optical engineer needed to perform optical design and analysis tasks over a broad range of optical systems, including high energy laser beam train, beam control, targeting-and-tracking for directed-energy systems, fiber-laser, ladar and lasercom systems. Successful candidate must have broad knowledge of optical system and component design, specification, and performance characteristics. Must be able to de-convolve system-level optical and opto-mechanical requirements, and flow down performance requirements to subsystems and individual components. Candidate will work w/ multi-disciplinary design teams to generate alternate designs, and must be able to perform detailed trade studies of the resulting designs to optimize performance while mitigating risks. Engineer must assess design impacts to system performance, operations, maintainability and reliability need as part of the trade studies. Knowledge of flight hardware environmental specifications, testing requirements and methodologies, and integration processes is desirable, as is prior experience in the design of directed energy and beam control subsytems and components.

Basic Qualifications: Candidate must have minimum of 14+ Years with Bachelors in Science; 12+ Years with Masters; 9+ Years with PhD. Candidate should have a background in geometrical and physical optics analysis, tolerancing, and optical engineering design, including use of design tools such as Zemax and/or Code V. Experience with fiber optics, optical alignments and systems integration and test is highly desired.

Preferred Qualifications:

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization 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.


Apply online at http://ar.gy/REQ13007474.