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Cleared Physicist Optical Engineer

Job ID: 442197
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: May 16, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Physicist
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a cleared, Jr level Physicist/Optical Engineer to sit in Huntsville, AL. The qualified candidate will have the following roles & responsibilities, but not limited to: 

  • Develop and execute optical procedures to characterize parameters of hardware for Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC).
  • Apply radiometric (ultraviolet, visible, and infrared) sensors for the characterization of missile hardware of interest.
  • Perform calibration of radiometric sensors using methods approved by government and academia.
  • Apply the radiometric sensors to collect characterizing data of missile hardware and assess the data for use in development and validation of predictive models.
  • Perform quality assessment of measured radiometric data to be used for development of the E-MSIG (Enhanced Missile Signature) predictive models. 
  • Assist in the validation of the E-MSIG predictive models.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Physics or Optical Engineering, and at least two (2) years of relevant experience.
  • Senior college level knowledge of optical components: mirrors, lenses, beam splitters, optical band pass filters, optical materials, etc.
  • Working knowledge of commercial ray trace programs.
  • Experience with the Air Force Research Laboratory MODTRAN atmospheric model.
  • Experience with radiometric sensors, ultraviolet through mid-wave infrared radiometers, spectrometers, imagers, etc.
  • Experience with ultraviolet to mid-wave infrared spectrometers and ultraviolet to mid-wave infrared irradiance calibration sources and spectral calibration sources.
  • Familiarity with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visual Studios, and MATLAB.

Clearance Requirement:

  • Currently possess an active Secret security clearance
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret (TS) security clearance with SCI and be able to pass a polygraph.


Desired Education and Experience:

  • Master of Science degree in Computer Science and at least three (3) years of related experience.
  • Programming experience in Labview, MATLAB and C++.
  • Experience with digital data collection.




SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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