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The Advanced EO Design and Lasers Department is currently seeking a Senior Principal Physics Engineer in either El Segundo, Ca, Denver, Co or McKinney, Tx.
This position is responsible for leading, designing and executing laser assemblies, integration, and test for developmental and deliverable laser systems. Responsibilities include leading multidisciplinary technical teams on cutting edge development and demonstration programs. The candidate will join a highly motivated group of laser physicists and engineers working on a variety of development tasks and deliverable products. The successful applicant shall be a highly motivated leader able to take action with limited direction, and execute / direct complicated laser and LADAR hardware programs.
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs to be able to obtain a US DoD Security Clearance within first year.
At least 6 years of professional experience with a BS degree, 4 years of professional experience with an MS degree, and 2 years professional experience with a PhD
Expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) high energy lasers, (2) fiber laser systems, (3) LADAR systems and/or (4) laser system design
Hands on experience with laser system design, development, integration and test efforts
Ability to (1) lead design and integration and test teams, (2) plan/schedule tasks, (3) define optical/hardware components, (4) interface with vendors, (5) set up and align optical/laser hardware, (6) document/report test results, and (7) deliver laser systems
Skilled in either LADAR or HEL laser system design
Expert with laser characterization tests such as beam quality, wavefront-error, laser noise measurements
Proficient in electronics, such as laser diode drivers, TEC, power supplies
Skilled with optoelectronics, photoreceivers, and photodiode amplification circuitswith an understanding of photoreceivers noise mechanisms and heterodyne detection
Proficient with optical alignment techniques and alignment tooling such as interferometers, theodolites, autocollimators and laser trackers with optical alignment techniques
Skilled with optical component inspection, cleaning and bonding Strong Interpersonal and Multi-tasking Skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Data reduction and analysis
Broad understanding of optics and lasers vendor capabilities
Proficient with processes and principals of systems engineering
Capable of reporting program cost and monitoring schedule
Experience in leading small to medium size teams
Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance
Ability to obtain SSBI
5+ years of experience in leadership role on development and/or production programs
Prior experience in Defense or Aerospace
Active DoD Security Clearance
Master of Science in physics, optics, or related field
Prefer PhD in physics, optics, or related field
This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.
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