We are looking for a dynamic technical leader who can develop and drive EO/IR solutions. They will have Systems Engineering responsibilities consisting of the synthesis, definition, analysis, development, integration & test of electro-optic systems for airborne, ground, and maritime surveillance systems.
The following reflects management's definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Design/develop system architectures, define key capabilities and performance requirements
Define total systems design and technology that meet mission requirements
Define system implementation approach and operational concepts
Develop models and architectural guidelines for future technologies
Ensure requirements are met and evaluate performance measures
Perform system and subsystem integration, technical risk assessment, technical planning, verification and validation, and supportability analyses
Understand and implement systems engineering processes on programs and projects.
Create and update essential engineering documents including specifications, reports, plans, technical memos, and presentations
Coordinate with other functional engineers to develop and test products, resolve compatibility and interface problems with other subsystems
Provide timely production support and problem resolution
Technical Acumen demonstrated through successful product and systems development experiences involving complex EO/IR systems such as optics, visible/infrared detector arrays, detector cryogenic cooling, digital/analog video, signal processing electronics, solid-state lasers, pointing and stabilization instruments, control algorithms, search/track algorithms and image reconstruction/exploitation algorithms
Requirements Development demonstrated ability to enter the customer's environment, discover how the customer will use the system, translate the voice of customer into requirements and trade-offs that can be evaluated via alternative designs; additional skill in successfully influencing system requirements at the end customer desired
Creative Solutions direct contribution to technical solutions that integrate multiple disciplines or technologies into non-obvious system architectures that provide meaningfully unique and differentiated capability; requires understanding of current and proposed competitive solutions, key performance indicators, and end-user mission objectives as well as understanding of interplay between technologies and engineering design
System Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis a track record of developing models for operational environments, performing trade studies and sensitivity analyses, comparing alternative architectures with system performance estimates, pragmatic estimation of unknown parameters; the skill to use analytic tools such as MathCAD, Matlab, Mathematica, LabVIEW, Excel, etc.
Test & Verification can articulate what and how key system performance parameters should be tested early, can outline and write verification test plans for subsystem and system elements, can perform the testing and analyze the results
Basic Qualifications & Education:
Education B.S. Degree in engineering or physical science, M.S. Degree preferred
Experience 14 years of related experience
High level of expertise in at least 5 of the following areas and basic capability in the other areas:
Requirements management, allocation and flow down
Front-end concept development for new products
System-level performance analysis (e.g., image analysis, thermal analysis, structural analysis, end-to-end performance, reliability analysis)
Image and signal processing, target phenomenology exploitation
Stabilization, guidance and control
Hardware integration and troubleshooting
System-level requirements verification including analysis, testing, & demonstration
Complex prototype product support (installation, trouble-shooting, customer interface)
Strong mechanical and geo-spatial comprehension skills
Understanding of defense products for the environments and platforms L-3 supports
Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills
Excellent organization and multi-tasking abilities with the ability to resolve conflicting priorities
Must be able to communicate clearly (written and verbal) to technical and non-technical personnel
Ability to effectively plan and organize projects and manage priorities
Acute attention to detail and deadlines
Must be able to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance
Must be a US Citizen or US Person as defined by ITAR
Pre-employment drug screening and background checks are standard
L-3 Sonoma EO is an e-Verify Employer.
Some repetitive motion activities
Visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information
Able to use a computer/keyboard for extended periods of time
May be required to lift up to 20 lbs, with assistance
Able to use office & test equipment and computers/peripherals in a standard office & computer lab environment
Fast paced, schedule-driven environment; Some stress related to making decisions with ambiguous information
Willing and able to work extended hours when necessary Domestic travel up to 30% required
Bringing the future into focus
Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) is the 7th largest Defense Contractor, employs over 45,000 people worldwide, and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2016 revenue of $10.5B.
L3 Sonoma EO is located in Santa Rosa, CA. L3 Sonoma EO is an established pioneer in military/defense infrared technology. A leader in high technology and engineering services, L-3 Sonoma EO is world renowned for its expertise in the areas of Electro Optical / Infrared (EO/IR) stabilized imaging systems. As a first-rank engineering and production company, L-3 Sonoma EO is engaged in the design, development, and manufacture of highly-sophisticated electronics equipment that is used in a variety of product areas for government, civil and commercial applications.
L3 Sonoma EO is a dynamic and innovative business, open to new ideas and able to quickly transform new ideas into revolutionary technological improvements and new product offerings. We offer competitive benefits, an alternative 9/80 work schedule, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals.
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L3 Sonoma EO is an equal opportunity employer
Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.