Electro-Optics Systems Engineer or Scientist

Location: Salt Lake City area, UT
Date Posted: 10-20-2017
Located in Logan, UT, this Company builds conceptual to proof - prototypes of sensors and sensor systems for NASA and military applications.
 
The Electro-Optical Engineer/Scientist will:
  •  Provide the vital communication that transitions the scientific advancements of Principle Investigators to the engineers who will deliver the product to market
  • Visit NASA and other customers to obtain new space elector optics needs and lay out basic system level design for new programs and projects.
  • Communicate system requirements to the engineering team.
  • Lead program and project development that builds and/or enhances our core capability
  • Ensure that the lab is successful in developing instruments critical to the strategic objectives of NASA, NOAA, MDA, and other government agencies
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the radiometric analysis and design of electro-optic remote sensing payloads including imaging, spectrometer, and LIDAR instruments
  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate optical systems; including diagnosing malfunctions in existing products and making improvements to produce desired results
  • Develop and apply advanced optical design methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of optical design and modeling problems
  • Conduct investigations and tests of considerable complexity
  • Investigate and advise on the feasibility of new projects
  • Lead or support new business opportunities through the lead, qualification, and capture process
  • Author papers published in proceedings or journals and present papers at technical conferences or meetings
  • Provide technical consultation and work leadership for other team members – will take a leadership role in design reviews and larger proposal efforts 
The Instrument Scientist will have: 
  • An advanced technical degree with 10+ years of experience in the electro-optical system design and analysis
  • PhD in an appropriate field (i.e. Optical Sciences) preferred
  • Education and extensive on-the-job experience that includes a strong understanding of the needs, and work, of both civil space and military space customers
  • Experience with design, analysis, and calibration of optical instruments
  • Experience with radiometric modeling systems
  • Knowledge of thermal, mechanical, and space environment effects of optical systems
  • A track record of successful collaborations with teams of scientists and engineers
  • Demonstrated proficiency communicating clearly with personnel of varying technical and professional backgrounds
  • Proven proficiency as a creative thinker and problem-solver
  • An ability to travel
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain a U.S. Government Security Clearance.
Relocation available.  Great benefits and 401k. 
 
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