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Opto-Mechanical Control Engineer/Scientist

Job Tracking ID:  85347-271581
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 Opto-Mechanical Control Engineer/Scientist to plan, direct, coordinate and control research or engineering activities for laser/E-O systems.  Other duties include:

• Perform system analytical and performance studies.
• Perform develop, design and testing activities for beam control and tracking systems.
• Perform image and signal processing
• 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:

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.
  • Masters Degree MS in Electrical Engineering or relevant equivalent technical engineering degree, or equivalent professional experience performing in a technically relevant engineering field. 
  • Ten (10) years of experience in the design, development and integration of opto-mechanical systems and controls related to laser systems including control, alignment, and line-of-sight stabilization of laser systems to single-digit micro-radian accuracy.
  • Experience in the following: beam control architectures employing fast steering mirror design and control; ability to calculate and design to aim point requirements, jitter, and system stability in the low and high frequency regimes; and active and passive component alignment.
  • Further experience in one or more of the 3 following areas: Control system development in Matlab Simulink or coding in higher-level languages, and control using real-time systems.
  • Five (5) years of combined experience in (1) the development of laser systems and controls for integration onto land, air, or shipboard applications and (2) vibration mitigation and control.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and have active DoD Top Secret clearance.

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