If you enjoy the challenges that come along with research, development and delivery of state-of-the-art technology to Commercial and Government industry then L3 PHOTONICS is your ideal work environment. Our mission is to provide new and exciting solutions in our four business areas of Free-Space Optics, Fiber Optics, Metrology and Machine Vision Automation.
L3 PHOTONICS is located in the Southern California seaside resort community of Carlsbad, CA. We enjoy some of the best weather in the contiguous United States with a semi-arid Mediterranean climate and outdoor activities all year round. Carlsbad is best known for its surfing, flower fields, up-scale resorts and access to the mountains for hiking and skiing. We offer a competitive benefits package and a 9/80 work schedule.
We currently have an opening for an Optical-Electrical Engineer who enjoys researching, developing and delivering new high performance system solutions for telecommunication, sensing, medical and test instrumentation applications. If you enjoy working with optical hardware such as Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFAs), Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers (OADMs), Interferometers, Polarization Controllers and Fiber Bragg Gratings this is the ideal work environment. The chosen candidate will be responsible for breadingboarding concepts, developing technology and delivering high performance, high reliability, miniaturized systems.
Work with a multidisciplinary team of scientist and engineers in a collaborative environment to support and develop new optical solutions
Demonstrate independent and creative scientific thinking, ability to solve complex problems, and resilience to setbacks and changes
Develop new generation state-of-the art solutions for government and commercial applications which maximize performance while minimizing size, weight and power (SWaP)
Develop optoelectronic & optomechanical technologies by implementing commercial, modified and custom hardware components
Evaluate competitive products and new technologies aimed to enhance future products
Lead or assist a team of engineers to take system solutions through the full life cycle including concept, prototype, verification, test, integration and qualification
Create technical presentations in support of customer presentations, program milestone reviews and business development activities
Lead and coordinate multiple collaborative projects in a cross-functional program team environment
Support business development by writing and briefing proposals, responding to RFIs, writing white papers and participating in proposal reviews
Act as a scientific expert/consultant to the business development organization
Educate, mentor and train members of the technical staff on standard and new technologies in the field of fiber optics, free-space optics and related technologies
Must be a team player
Experience developing fiber optic and free-space optic communication systems
Experience developing fiber optic sensor systems
Experience with power over fiber systems desirable
Knowledgeable of industry standard optical, optoelectronic & optomechanical test equipment
Hands-on experience breadboarding complex optical systems and troubleshooting problems to meet performance requirements
Experience with waveguide modeling & data analysis tools such as Matlab, Zemax, Code V, FIMMPROP & FIMMWAVE
Experience with the design of experiments, standard testing practices, data collection, data reduction and associated signal processing techniques
Fluent in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Excellent verbal, writing and presentation skills
Candidate must be able to obtain a Top Secret U.S. Government security clearance
BS/MS 1 years of experience in Physics, Optics or Electrical Engineering
PhD 1 years of experience in Physics, Optics or Electrical Engineering
Experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.
This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the successful applicant's skills, education and experience.
Due to the nature of our work qualified candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.
Equal Opportunity Employer minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.
L-3 maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance-abuse testing and background checks.