Optical Engineer | Leidos

Date Posted: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Position Location: 
Dayton, OH
Job Description: 

The Multi-Sensor Exploitation and Countermeasures Division within the Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group (SRG) at Leidos has requirements for an electro-optical infrared (EO-IR) engineer to work in customer-site state-of-the-art research laboratories.  These programs support the Air Force Research Laboratory’s mission to investigate, develop, mature, and demonstrate advanced remote sensing technologies.  

Roles and Responsibility:

  • This position requires experience in an optical laboratory, physics-based modeling of optical systems, designing hardware experiments, field testing, data analysis, and characterizing optical components/subsystems.  
  • The candidate should have experience in several of the following areas:  lasers, detectors, MATLAB, visible or IR focal plane arrays, blackbody sources, ladar systems, fiber optics, beam propagation algorithms, atmospheric turbulence measurements, MODTRAN, Zemax, LabView, or MTF measurements.  


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below

  • Bachelor’s degree in optical engineering, physics, or a related technical field with at least 5 years of related experience.
  • The candidate must be eligible for a secret clearance. 
  • Occasional travel to remote CONUS test sites may be required.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are required.  

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration

  • A Master’s degree or Ph.D. in optical engineering, physics, or a related technical field and at least 3 years of experience.
  • Refereed publications and expertise in the field of optics.

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company's approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.