Optical Scientist / Engineer | Qinetiq

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Position Location: 
Lorton, VA
Job Description: 

Who Are We?

QinetiQ Inc. is an innovative C5ISR Systems and Technology leader. Our company is built on a foundation of advanced technology, systems engineering, rapid prototyping, and improved operational sensing. We work with the latest technological developments in government, industry, and academia, leveraging that knowledge to rapidly advance the state of the art, combining cutting edge sensor technology with innovative research in fields such as sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR). 

We are a world-class team of professionals that build Ground Systems, Soldier Systems, Airborne Sensors and Payloads, Processing and Exploitation Capabilities, and Integrated C2 Solutions.  Our customers are always our number one priority and our mission is to empower and protect American Warfighters and Security Forces!

Your Contribution to Our Mission:

  • Working with Senior Engineering and Scientific Staff, contribute to the design, assembly and test of unique imaging system architectures and optical designs
  • Test and characterize performance of  novel imaging systems used to solve challenging DoD mission requirements
  • Assist in maturing prototype designs into low-rate production, applying tolerancing and materials knowledge to balance yield and performance

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • A BS degree in Optical Engineering, Physics or related technology discipline
  • 0-5 years of experience with imaging system design and/or analysis, preferably in DoD applications
  • Familiarity with Imaging science and analysis, including multi-spectral and hyperspectral systems
  • Familiarity with VIS, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR imaging systems
  • Experience with imaging system assembly, test and calibration a plus
  • Familiarity/experience with SolidWorks, Zemax, LabView and/or Python

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain :

DOD Secret

Why QinetiQ Inc.?

  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement. 
  • We only hire the best!  No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.
  • We have fun!  We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.
  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.  We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.

No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand.  That is why we have made the application process easy.  We promise.  This will be simple.


If because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to staffing@us.qinetiq.com or call (540) 658-2720 Opt 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.