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Photonics Engineer

Job ID: 2402608
Location: BEDFORD, IN, United States
Date Posted: May 1, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Electrical Engr
Schedule: Full-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 seeking a talented and innovative Photonics Engineer to join our dynamic team in Bedford, IN. In this role, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and testing photonics-based devices and systems for a variety of applications. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in optics, lasers, and photonics, along with a passion for pushing the limits of optical technology.

This position is contingent upon contract award in Early 2025.

Relocation assistance will be considered on a case by case basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and simulate photonics devices and systems using software tools such as MATLAB, Lumerical, or COMSOL.
  • Develop optical components and subsystems, including lasers, modulators, detectors, and optical amplifiers.
  • Characterize and test optical devices and systems in laboratory environments.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate photonics solutions into larger systems or products.
  • Stay current with industry trends and advancements in photonics technology.
  • Contribute to research and development projects aimed at pushing the boundaries of optical technology.



  • Seven (7) years of experience & Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optics or related field
    • Or PhD in the above and four (4) years of related experience 
  • Strong background in optics, lasers, and photonics.
  • Proficiency in optical design software tools such as Zemax, OpticStudio, or equivalent.
  • Experience with optical modeling, simulation, and characterization.
  • Hands-on experience with optical test and measurement equipment.
  • Knowledge of semiconductor device physics and fabrication techniques is a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities


  • Must be a US Citizen and willing to obtain a Secret security clearance. 

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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