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Junior EO/IR Research Engineer

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Job ID: 2212273
Location: EGLIN AFB, FL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 16, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Junior EO/IR Research Engineer to support our operations at Eglin AFB, FL. SAIC applies cutting edge science and technology, high performance computing resources and advanced laboratory technology to the problem of developing and testing advanced multi-spectral seeker systems and components for the United States Air Force (USAF).



  • will play a key role in laboratory testing, including test design, development, construction, setup, test data collection, calibration, and post test data analysis of advanced EO and IR sensor and projector concepts, components, and systems.  
  • will support laboratory testing, including setup, debugging, operation, analysis, and documentation. 
  • will be responsible for complete and thorough documentation of operations and processes required to enable safe and efficient experimental analysis and repetition.
  • will be responsible for operating assets and equipment that is expensive, delicate, and, in many cases, irreplaceable.  Operation of instrumentation, computers, vacuum systems, chillers/cryogenic systens, and custom electronics/software is routinely required.
  • will be involved in the set up and testing of EO/IR projector and EO/IR sensor hardware and software, including optical systems and components.
  • must have an understanding of radiometry, radiometric calibration, and non-uniformity compensation (NUC) of detectors and infrared emitter arrays
  • must be fluent in Matlab.
  • should have experience in Python and/or C++
  • will need to be able to work effectively and communicate both within a small team and individually.
  • must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Optics, or equivalent with 2-5 years of experience (desired).  
  • The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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