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Laser/Optical Engineer

Job ID: 2014458
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Aerospace Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Laser Engineer who understands satellite laser ranging and the potential impact of laser technologies on satellite operations, safety of flight, and satellite subsystems.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work on the research, development, and design of free-space optical subsystem(s) for various lidar sensors including: collimation optics, circulation optics, beam steering, detection, link budgets, and processing.
  • Apply optics and photonics knowledge to optical or laser system trades and component development, including design, analysis, and validation.
  • Modeling and simulation of optical systems, adaptive optics, wavefront sensing, and/or lasers
  • Validation of optical design(s) and assemblies

 

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Laser/Optical Technology or related field, or equivalent experience in Laser or Optical Technology.
  • 5 or more years' experience working with open beam CW or pulsed lasers in a research & development or laboratory setting
  • Experience using ZEMAX, MATLAB, MODTRAN
  • Must be able to obtain TS/SCI and pass a poly


Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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