Polaris Alpha

  • Optics Engineer

    Location Picatinny Arsenal, NJ - Client Site
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Security Clearance
    Required Secret
  • Job Description

    Work onsite with a government customer to analyze, design, and develop prototype optical solutions for military applications. Use optomechanical prototyping software to develop the design and work as part of a team to realize the design and develop prototype systems. Optical solutions may be required for various sensor types, including for the visible spectrum and for night vision or thermal sensors.

    Required Skills

    • Experience with Zemax software for design of optical and mechanical systems
    • Familiarity with engineering techniques and requirements for system design, including measurement techniques, identification of appropriate materials, mathematics and statistics, and other applicable engineering techniques
    • Knowledge and familiarity with state of the art in the fields of spectral analysis and radiometry, including both theory as well as existing technologies and techniques
    • Good troubleshooting skills
    • 5-10 years of experience with optical-mechanical design and development
    • BS or higher in Physics, Engineering, or other field applicable to optics

    Desired Skills

    • Experience with production and with first article testing, including verification of build within established tolerances, and analysis of performance
    • Experience with measurement and analysis with respect to mechanical, electrical, and optics; such as use of multi-meters, oscilloscopes, spectral analysis and radiometry, and others


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