Senior Optical Engineer | Lockheed Martin

Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016

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Position Location: 
Sunnyvale, CA
Job Description: 

Req ID 363047BR  

E1333:Optical Engineer Sr 

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company is seeking candidates with an exceptional record in optical design and analysis. This person will work within the Optical Payload Center of Excellence and be responsible for working in a multi-disciplinary team focused on electro-optical payloads for aerospace applications. The role will include: free-space optical design and analysis, stray light analysis, and optical design for fiber-optic coupled devices. The successful candidate will be expected to bridge multiple areas of technical expertise to provide discriminative capabilities in the area of EO sensing. 

Expertise in EO product development or R&D environment. 

Optical design expertise with CODE V or Zemax with tolerance analysis 

  • Solid understanding of optics, and a basic understanding of system engineering for optics and electro-optics 
  • Experience with software tools to automate optical design and analysis tasks (e.g. Python, MatLab, Zemax, FRED, Sigfit, ANSYS) 
  • Commitment to collaborative technology development 
  • Strong track record of collaborative team development. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 

Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree. Considered career, or journey, level. 

  • Advanced degree; MS or PhD in Physics, Astronomy, Optical Engineering, or other equivalent area of expertise. 
  • Laboratory experience with EO hardware 
  • Experience in design for space based sensors with considerations for relevant environments 
  • Stray light analysis experience with demonstrated use of standard engineering tools (e.g. ASAP, FRED) 
  • Experience developing and maintaining alignment budgets 
  • Experience with optomechanical design 
  • Commercial product design and product strategy development