Optical Systems Engineer | Harris Corporation

Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Position Location: 
Fort Wayne, IN
Job Description: 

Job ID:  SIS20162209-14337

Job Description:

The primary role of this position is to provide Optical Systems Engineering expertise to Harris space-based climate and weather programs. Harris on-orbit imaging and weather/climate systems operate in the UV to LWIR region of the spectrum.

This Systems Engineer will be part of a highly skilled multi-expertise technical team.  The position provides critical support to our Fort Wayne team and on-site support to high-technology American and Canadian suppliers.  Travel is estimated to be 50-75%.

 This position will provide key engineering products, such as:

  • Perform and coordinate system-level Optical hardware and process trades with Harris and Supplier teams to arrive at mutually agreeable spec-compliant solutions to technical problems.
  • Definition, Design, Development and Performance Verification of Interferometers, Telescopes, and Optical Coatings, Processes and Components resulting in Delivery of Quality Products meeting our Customer’s Requirements
  • Optical budgets and sensitivities including wave-front error, MTF, line of sight, stray-light, SNR, SWAP, glint, spectral tuning/splitting, polarization, phase retrieval, image simulation, and radiometric calculations.
  • Creating and Managing Optical and Radiometric requirements and specifications for systems, assemblies, and components.
  • Hands-on test/review of data, materials and components to verify compliance to specifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Systems Engineering, Physics,  or related field
  • Working knowledge of Zemax, DOORS
  • 10+ years of working experience in the aerospace industry
  • 2 years of working experience in Systems requirements management (ex. performance verification, requirements allocation) for LEO/GEO environment
  • Travel is estimated to be 50-75%.

Desired Skills:

  • MS, PhD  with 6+ years working or related experience in Systems Engineering or Physics
  • Leadership capability working with 3-10 person teams focused on technical/cost/schedule optimization
  • Familiarity with FRED, ASAP, and MatLab
  • TS/SCI Clearance capability

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a U.S. security clearance.  Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.  In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law


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