Directed Energy Technologist, Senior

The Challenge:

Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your directed energy (DE) technical skills with big picture thinking to make an impact in defense technology? You understand your customer’s environment and how to develop the right solutions for their mission. Your ability to translate real-world needs into technology development approaches makes you an integral part of delivering a customer focused engineering solution.

As a leader in systems engineering, we’re looking for you to solve complex challenges and shape the future of DE by leading high energy laser development efforts. You will not only design and develop these systems, but also evolve them with advanced technology solutions. Share your expertise through leadership and mentoring. Grow your skills by merging research and development with systems engineering to create mission-ready DE technology. Join our team and create the future of DE in defense.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

-5 years of experience with research and development of optical systems, including lasers, imaging, or targeting for defense applications

-5 years of experience with R&D, prototyping, or production of high-power laser systems

-2 years of experience with science, technology, research, or development for directed energy systems

-Experience with systems engineering, including requirements development, system architecture, such as electro-optical, controls, power and thermal subsystems, system performance predictions and analysis, or requirements verification

-Experience with quantitative performance analysis, including Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP), line-of-sight and pointing, camera and sensor performance, laser performance, or radiometry

-Knowledge of engineering disciplines focused on optical, mechanical, electrical, thermal, and software and how to provide technical guidance to all disciplines

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-HS diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:

-Experience with developing an architecture from scratch or developing hardware solutions for end-to-end optical and laser systems

-Experience in project management with a focus on technical supervision or guidance, and technical risk management

-MA or MS degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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