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Sr. Optical Systems Engineer

Company: KBR
Location: Greenbelt
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

* Strong Senior-level experience in design, analysis, and test of complex optical systems in aerospace arena.* Work on projects from inception at the concept development stage to completion at the product space flight qualification stage. Candidate shall be capable of working all phases of optical subsystems from the conceptual design layout, package prototyping, fixture/?tooling design, development of mechanical attachment methods/?tools for optimal optical alignment* Identify, specify and manage the procurement of flight and ground optical components and be capable of generate system level optical performance analysis.* Work with Mechanical & Systems Engineers, thermal/structural engineers, customers, and vendors to produce opto-mechanical system development projects in cross-functional engineering teams.* Provide system level analysis support for optical instrument and experiment design, calibration, and verification.* Develop error budgets and perform tolerance studies, design requirements and interface documents for instrument optics and optical systems. Develop assembly and test procedures and support all levels of optical subsystem integration and tests* Support trade studies and recommend system architecture and design approach. Must be capable to lead the development of design concepts for optic handling equipment and support development of test support equipment.* Conduct analysis and evaluation of a design concept to produce realistic assessment of development and manufacturing risks. Develop strategies for mitigating risks.* Work with other engineers, technicians, manufacturing and quality engineers in a team environment.* Prepare and deliver technical presentations and support project level reviews.* Write test procedures, plans & reports as necessary.Minimum Requirements* BS degree in Optical Engineering, or equivalent experience.* More than ten years of experience as an optical system engineer in aerospace arena.* Strong written and oral communication skills are required.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities* Strong knowledge in optical design using Zemax or Code V for Aerospace applications with experience in design of optical assemblies and precision mechanisms.* Experience in the development and qualification of Flight Optical Systems is preferred.* Comfortable working in a cross disciplinary environment to develop and implement new designs or help trouble-shoot existing ones.* Candidate shall be capable of receiving guidance for working all phases of optical subsystems from the conceptual design layout, package prototyping, fixture/tooling design, development of mechanical attachment methods/tools for optimal optical alignment.* Strong knowledge of geometrical tolerancing and dimensioning.* Must be capable of following guidance to lead the development of design concepts for optic handling equipment and support development of test support equipment. Able to perform system trade studies, system optimization, tolerance and performance analysis.* Knowledge of optics fabrication and testing methods.* Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in accordance with company values.Preferred Complementary SkillsThe following complementary skills are a plus, but not required:* Solid understanding of the NASA flight hardware development process and methodology is strongly desired.* Knowledge of optical metrology and interferometry* Knowledge of optical coating design, process and inspection and optical components cleaning methods* Experience using laser trackers, theodolites or photogrammetry for making precision alignments is desired* Knowledge of detectors, detector systems, fiber optics and the design and development of laser systems is desired* Experience in the development and qualification of Flight Optical Systems is preferred.SDL2017

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