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Junior Electro-Optical Infra-Red Research Engineer

Job ID: 2300599
Location: EGLIN AFB, FL, United States
Date Posted: Feb 2, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Part-Time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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 hiring a Junior Electro-Optical Infra-Red Research Engineer to support our operations at Eglin AFB, Florida.  This position is part-time.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.  
  • Support of laboratory testing, including setup, debugging, operation, analysis, and documentation.
  • Complete and thorough documentation of operations and processes required to enable safe and efficient experimental analysis and repetition.
  • Operation of expensive, delicate, and, in many cases, irreplaceable instrumentation, computers, vacuum systems, chillers/cryogenic systems, and custom electronics/software.
  • Set up and testing of Electro-optical/Infra-red (EO/IR projector and EO/IR) sensor hardware and software, including optical systems and components.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and zero (0) years or more experience; Will accept candidates that are graduating in 4-5 months
  • Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Optics, or equivalent

Required Clearance:

  • No clearance required; Ability to obtain and maintain Secret clearance 
  • US citizenship required

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of MATLAB
  • Understanding of radiometry, radiometric calibration, and non-uniformity compensation (NUC) of detectors and infrared emitter arrays
  • Knowledge of Python and/or C++
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within a small team
  • Excellent communication skills

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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