Optical Engineer II | BAE Systems

Date Posted: 
Monday, May 8, 2017

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Position Location: 
Nashua, NH
Job Description: 
  • Alternate Job Title: Eng II - Optical
  • Job ID: 27367BR
  • Posting Date: 2017-04-18
  • Travel Percentage: <10%
  • Location: Nashua, NH 03064-2813
  • US Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Shift: 1st Shift
  • Required Security Clearance: Eligible - Secret

Job Description:

Optical engineering team member on a multi-disciplinary design team with focus in optics for multi-million dollar imaging and laser applications programs. Work includes developing concepts and solutions for optical systems that meet Department of Defense customer requirements. Primary product applications include airborne electro-optic imaging and laser based systems. This is an opportunity to contribute in developing cutting edge technology. 

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience 

Required Skills and Education:

  1. Ability to apply optical engineering principles to support formulation of new concepts and solutions for laser and imaging applications for use in harsh environmental conditions.
  2. Basic knowledge of geometrical optics and physical optics.  Familiar with interferometry, optical testing, and optical alignment techniques.
  3. Ability to support modeling optical systems, performing system optimization, tolerance and performance analysis. 
  4. Ability to support  ray traces, tolerance analysis, optical system performance optimization, performing optical assembly, alignment, and characterization tasks for manufacturing methods and error budget allocation.
  5. Proficiency with Zemax or CodeV optical design tools desirable. 
  6. Engineering support for assigned projects in a team environment for precision optical design, analysis, and simulation.
  7. Familiarity with optical materials and detectors used in the infrared and visible spectral ranges desirable.
  8. Ability to support the analysis and evaluation of a design concept to produce realistic assessment of risks and to develop strategies for mitigating major risks to the projects.
  9. Willingness to perform "hands-on" technical work in laboratory and field environments involving electro-optical metrology, optical alignment, system testing, data collection and analysis.
  10. Willingness to form partnerships with teams and industry peers in optical engineering.
  11. Demonstrated leadership roles in project engineering or technical and collaborative team environment desirable.
  12. Strong skills in oral and written communication and the ability to present technical subjects clearly in team meetings and project reviews.
  13. Willingness to learn key system concepts and testing protocols from other engineers and technicians with optical, mechanical, and electronics experience.
  14. Ability and willingness to work well with other engineers in a collaborative team environment. 

Preferred Skills and Education:

  • B.S. in Optical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent.
  • Experience with Matlab for numerical simulations and data/image processing and analysis is highly desired.
  • Experience with laser systems is desired.