BAE Systems Senior Laser Scientist in Merrimack, New Hampshire

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for Senior Laser Scientists . These Scientists will be responsible for the generation and demonstration of SWaP-intensive laser-based technology in the UV/VIS/IR regions for use in military and aerospace environments. Candidates must have analytical and practical laboratory-based experience in multiple laser technologies including, but not limited to: semiconductor lasers, fiber lasers, solid state lasers, and non-linear optical materials.

The ideal candidate will:

Work well within a collaborative multidisciplinary team

Have strong written and oral communication skills

Work independently with minimal daily direction

Effectively present technical and program information to large audiences

The ideal candidate s responsibilities include:

Lead Independent Research and Development (IRaD) projects

Investigate the application of scientific principles to new concepts and applications

Provide timely and comprehensive reporting of technical and program progress

Collaborate with external vendors, industry and academic partners to mature laser technology

Communication with current, past and potential Customers

Design, demonstrate and analyze optical performance of Proof-of-Concept lasers

Author/Co-Author publications such as journals, proceedings and conference posters

Synthesize and mature Intellectual Property

Contribute to Business Development and Proposal activities

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Theoretical design/analysis & practical construction of fiber-optic lasers/amplifiers

Handling and splicing non-standard optical fibers and fiber devices

Pedagogical knowledge of lasers utilizing popular rare-earth dopants: Tm, Ho, Yb, Er

Techniques for free-space-coupling of high-power fiber optics

Implementing and integrating fiber-optic lasers with solid-state lasers

Designing and specifying optical properties of optical fibers and bulk-optics.

Preferred Skills and Education

Ph. D. in Physics, Optical Engineering, or equivalent is preferred.

BS in Physics, Optical Engineering, or equivalent with 4 years of laser-based experience.


MS in Physics, Optical Engineering, or equivalent with 2 years of laser-based experience

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.

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

Senior Laser Scientist


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