BAE Systems Optical Engineer I in Manassas, Virginia

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for entry level Optical Engineering professionals to join our established and rapidly expanding Space Systems Product Line. We are a premier provider of advanced high-reliability space products - boxes, sensors and subsystems - with products that have enabled a wide variety of civil, commercial, and national security space missions for over 25 years. Additionally, we re leading the way with the development of advanced processing solutions that enable our customers to deliver new mission capabilities to address evolving challenges and threats. With these new solutions, we will provide the higher processing capability necessary for these critical communication, navigation, surveillance and tracking, planetary exploration, weather and classified missions. Apply now to join a dedicated team designing and building innovative space solutions that will continue to lead the industry.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  1. Ability to apply optical engineering principles to support formulation of new concepts and solutions for reconnaissance and remote sensing applications for use in harsh environmental conditions.

  2. Basic knowledge of geometrical optics and physical optics. Awareness or introduction to interferometry, optical testing, and optical alignment techniques. Specific experience in imaging, holography or speckle interferometry is highly desirable.

  3. Ability to support modeling optical systems, performing system optimization, tolerance and performance analysis.

  4. Ability to support ray traces, tolerance analysis, optical system performance optimization, performing optical assembly, alignment, and characterization tasks for manufacturing methods and error budget allocation.

  5. Proficiency with Zemax or CodeV optical design tools desirable

  6. Engineering support for assigned projects in an IPT environment for precision optical design, analysis, and simulation.

  7. Familiarity with optical materials and detectors used in the infrared and visible spectral ranges desirable

  8. Ability to support the analysis and evaluation of a design concept to produce realistic assessment of risks and to develop strategies for mitigating major risks to the projects.

  9. Willingness to perform "hands-on" technical work in laboratory and field environments involving electro-optical metrology, optical alignment, system testing, data collection and analysis.

  10. Willingness to form partnerships with teams and industry peers in optical engineering.

  11. Demonstrated leadership roles in project engineering or technical and collaborative team environment desirable.

12.Strong skills in oral and written communication and the ability to present technical subjects clearly in team meetings and project reviews.

  1. Willingness to learn key system concepts and testing protocols from other engineers and technicians with optical, mechanical, electronics experience.

Preferred Skills and Education

B.S.degree in Optical Engineering, or equivalent.

Experience with MatLab for numerical simulations and data/image processing and analysis highly desired.

Experience with high power lasers a plus.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Optical Engineer I

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