Staff Quantum Optical Research Scientist | Lockheed Martin

Oct. 23, 2022

Location: Louisville, Colorado

JOB ID: 614841BR

Date posted: Sep. 20, 2022

Locations: Louisville, Colorado

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Lockheed Martin Space Advanced Technology Center is seeking a Staff Quantum Optical Research Scientist to participate in the full life cycle of research & development of advanced physical, chemical, and optical systems for the study of classical and quantum-mechanical phenomena in remote sensing and communications. We are looking for an experienced professional with expertise in the design, development, performance and reporting of experiments to measure fundamental physical and chemical properties of condensed matter and their classical and quantum-mechanical interactions. The candidate would have experimental research experience in atomic, molecular, nuclear, solid state, thermal, and other physical phenomena. The candidate would also have experience developing theories based on observed results of experiments and predicting phenomena based on theoretical considerations in areas such as acoustics, electricity and magnetism, electronics, heat, light, mechanics, radiation, optics, and lasers. The candidate would have experience in the use of lasers, optics, cryogenics, vacuum systems, precision electronics, and high-performance detectors for the measurement of linear and nonlinear dynamics.

able to successfully work together in small and large teams to achieve complex research objectives

We are looking for someone with excellent written/presentation/oral communication skills to communicate with diverse audiences.

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Basic Qualifications:
• Expertise in the design and modeling of complex physical and chemical systems, precise wavelength and phase stabilization of lasers, optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers and frequency conversion devices
• Experience with current state-of-the-art in linear and nonlinear optical materials, and/or optical systems
• US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance
Desired Skills:
• Knowledge of performance limiting features (polarization impurity, RF noise, phase noise)
• Knowledge and experience with standard analysis tools (MATLAB, Mathematica, etc.) and theoretical/analytical/computational skills
• Demonstrated experience in proposing and winning independent research funding
• PhD in Physics, Optics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Math, or related fields is strongly desired
• Familiarity with optical design and analysis software tools. Examples include Zemax, FRED, GLAD, Code-V and LASCAD.
• Knowledge of related laser-based remote sensing technologies (i.e. coherent and direct detection laser radar, radiometry, Fourier/wave optics, beam propagation, and/or atmospheric sciences, optical detection, signal/image processing)
• Field-related contacts/network
• Ideally experienced with both product development and technology development organizations
• Expertise in high-power ruggedized nanosecond-pulsed and continuous-wave fiber laser systems
• Technical leadership of laser and NLO hardware transition to high TRL (for terrestrial, airborne, and/or space applications)
• Current clearance 

Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.

Clearance Level: Top Secret 

Other Important Information You Should Know

Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings."

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays.

Pay Rate:
In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $107,000 - $178,400 . Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. Lockheed Martin considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and business considerations when extending an offer.

This position is incentive plan eligible"

Ability to Work Remotely: Part-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work part of their work schedule remotely and part of their work schedule at a designated Lockheed Martin facility. The specific weekly schedule will be discussed during the hiring process.

Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.

Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week

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Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Business Unit: SPACE

Relocation Available: Possible

Career Area: Electro-Optical Engineering

Type: Full-Time

Shift: First

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