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Laser Engineer

Job Tracking ID:  85347-271579
Location:   Dahlgren, VA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  November 14, 2018
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Job Description:

Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services is currently seeking a Laser Engineer/Scientist to perform laser engineering activities for laser/E-O systems.  The successful candidate will perform system analytical and performance studies and software and hardware definition analysis.  Other duties include:

  • Performing software & hardware development of prototypes, subsystems and system tools.
  • Perform modeling and simulation engineering.
  • Perform Laser/E-O development, integration, testing and evaluation.
  • Perform all aspects of laboratory and field testing, including setting test goals, developing test methodologies, organizing and conducting tests, reducing test data and analyzing results.
  • Produce technical reports on findings, provide system data collection and analysis, and conduct technical documentation reviews.
  • Report critical finds to military and DoD civilian leadership.
  • Transition replacement personnel per SOP.
Experience and Skills:

The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience on U.S. Navy and Joint Laser/Electro-Optical Systems research and development programs is preferred.
  • Demonstrated abilities to interface with the Navy/Marines/Joint to develop and support technical positions, to justify technical recommendations, and to write technical publications.
  • Intimate familiarity with lab processes and work flow.
  • Bachelors Degree BS in Electrical Engineering or relevant equivalent technical engineering and professional experience performing in a technically relevant engineering field.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in electro-optics and the development and test of electro-optic sensors as it applies to overall integration into a high energy laser weapon system.
  • Experience tracing interface documents from optics sensor to user interface of the weapon system as well as optical system design and engineering trade analysis.
  • Experience in image processing for object tracking and detection, recognition and identification. Ability to perform imaging and single cell detector specification and characterization, radiometric prediction, testing and data analysis for imaging applications.
  • Experience with optical test equipment such as power meters, photodiodes, detectors, interferometers, wavefront sensors, spectrometers, beam profilers.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and have active DoD Secret clearance.

Additional Information:
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:   More than 10 Years
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP