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Senior Optical System Designer

150,000 – 195,000 yearly

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 9/29/22

Job Description

Job description:

We are seeking a highly innovative engineer scientist with significant experience in astronomy, advanced imaging, Keplerian orbital mechanics, and Kalman filtering techniques.
Key responsibilities will include concept definition, system design, characterization, and analysis of novel optical and imaging systems.
The candidate will participate in developing and validating electrical, optical and signal/noise models for a variety of imaging systems, and will contribute to the specification of subsystem components and image processing algorithms consistent with application requirements.
The candidate will also develop test procedures, construct specialized test equipment and perform field-testing of devices and systems.
Experience with advanced image processing algorithms and machine-learning methods will be considered favorably.

As a Senior Optical Systems Designer in the Advanced Positioning, Timing and Navigation Instruments Group, the candidate will play a critical role in the development of emerging navigation and sensing technologies, including advanced electro-optical and photonic sensor systems.
This engineer will work closely with a team of engineers and physicists to develop, prototype, and test cutting-edge prototype instrument designs.
The candidate will be heavily involved with building sensor prototypes and characterizing their performance.
The candidate will be expected to spend large amounts of time in the lab, performing hands on tasks with the test hardware.
Once familiar with the hardware and associated data, the candidate will be expected to reduce and summarize data for further review by engineers and physicists.

Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in physics, aerospace, or related discipline is preferred

Strong physics background

Laboratory experience with electrical and optical test and measurement equipment

Highly competent in MATLAB, C++, Python, etc. and be capable of writing software routines to run both system simulations and laboratory experiments including data collection, storage, and data reduction

Highly self-motivated and must thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Applicant must be willing to travel


Security Requirement:

An active Secret security clearance and ability to acquire Top Secret Level clearance

Qualifications:

Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in physics, aerospace, or related discipline is preferred

Strong physics background

Laboratory experience with electrical and optical test and measurement equipment

Highly competent in MATLAB, C++, Python, etc. and be capable of writing software routines to run both system simulations and laboratory experiments including data collection, storage, and data reduction

Highly self-motivated and must thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Applicant must be willing to travel


Security Requirement:

An active Secret security clearance and ability to acquire Top Secret Level clearance

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

We are seeking a highly innovative engineer scientist with significant experience in astronomy, advanced imaging, Keplerian orbital mechanics, and Kalman filtering techniques.
Key responsibilities will include concept definition, system design, characterization, and analysis of novel optical and imaging systems.

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 150000

Salary Max : 195000

Currency Type : US Dollars



Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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