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Senior Optical Engineer

Pratt & Whitney
Wilson, NC
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Senior Optical Engineer Description at United Technologies Corporation

Senior Optical Engineer

Business Unit UTC Aerospace Systems Job ID 58900BR Date posted 01/08/2018 City Wilson State North Carolina Country US

UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) – a leader in the design and manufacturing of sensors and precision instrumentation for commercial, military, and business and regional jet aircraft worldwide – is looking for a talented and motivated Optical Engineer with a strong background in fiber optic sensing and communications.

Following the growing trend towards optical fiber communications and sensing systems, SIS is investing in technologies and products based on fiber optic systems and components. This position will work with senior staff members in Technology and Engineering to develop high performance fiber-optic sensors and products utilizing fiber optic communications. This includes the design and performance analysis of the entire system as well as all sub-systems and components, development of necessary test systems focused on the optical validation, and the build and test of prototypes during various development phases of projects.

The Optical Engineer will join a highly experienced interdisciplinary team of engineers working in a hands-on, collaborative environment. The focus will be on maturing new fiber optic solutions while engaging product development teams with the following specific responsibilities:

  • Support development of optical technologies and architectural concepts to support the company’s current and new business opportunities
  • Develop and manage fiber optic sensing system and sub-system specifications and requirements
  • Support the design of the fiber optic sub-system portion of products incorporating fiber optic communications
  • Conduct and support design trade studies at the system and component levels
  • Develop system and sub-system optical models to enable performance validation and design optimization
  • Represent the company through the presentation of optical designs and analysis to customers at technical interchange meetings
  • Interface with vendors for component selection or by directing sub-contracts on new developments

This position will be based in Wilson, NC and relocation will be available.

Qualification: Knowledge of waveguide theory, especially as pertaining to fiber optic sensors is required. Experience with Fiber Bragg Gratings and/or Fiber Fabry-Perot sensors and interrogators is highly desired.

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated documentation / organizational skills.

Education: Bachelors in Optical Engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of experience required.
Masters in Optical Engineering or related discipline preferred.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.


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