1+ months

Optical Scientist/Engineer II/Senior - EOSL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

This job is for a full-time research faculty position in the Opto-Mechanics (OM) Branch in the Electro-Optical Systems Innovation Division (EOSID) with the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Our team designs, builds, and tests the hardware in the entire imaging chain. The primary function of this position is to provide opto-mechanical engineering expertise to conceptualize, design, analyze, build, and test optical systems that meet customer requirements and internal research goals. Doing so will require developing solutions independently as well as analyzing team-driven solutions to a variety of optical problems. Extensive knowledge of applied optics and the technology for utilizing the properties of light is a must. This job provides opportunities to develop advanced technology and publish research in the areas of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Intelligent Sensors and Imaging Systems (ISIS), and Active Electro-Optic Systems. Key technical areas include Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imaging Processing; EO System and Component Analysis and Characterization; Optical Imaging and Tagging; and Airborne Lidar System Design, Construction, and Operation for real-time topography, FOPEN, and bathymetry.

Duties related to this position are listed below with the estimated amount of time spent at each task:

  1. Optical and Optomechanical system development for advanced prototype remote sensing instruments. Development tasks include concept generation, detailing system architectures, performing trade-off analysis, setting interface and requirements definitions, creating design and performance models for optical and optomechanical parameters, analyzing errors, performing assembly and alignment, and running testing and characterization efforts. (65%)
  2. Document work (simulation results, test outcomes, and research findings) in memoranda, sponsor briefs, conference proceedings, and journal articles. Brief senior leadership and sponsors as required. (15%)
  3. Support field integration, data collection, and other testing activities at test sites and facilities (travel may be required). (10%)
  4. Inventing or integrating new optical or optomechanical technology for sensor systems by participating in new business development efforts. This requires contributing to white papers, RFI/RFP responses, and sponsor briefs, and by proposing new research areas suitable for internal research and development (IR&D) funding. (10%)

We offer a flexible work environment allowing each researcher to pursue his or her interests and strengths, integrated with the overall mission of the branch and the lab. If you have aspirations for an advanced degree, all the better. Because GTRI is a research unit within Georgia Tech, you can get your graduate school paid for and pursue an additional engineering, science or math degree you desire from a world class research institution. We highly encourage our research developers to pursue advanced technical degrees and professional development courses.

Travel Requirements

None Required

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

  • A Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences.

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate

  • A Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences and four (4) years of relevant full time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 1+ years of professional experience with a Bachelors or Masters degree or minimum one semester of undergraduate/graduate level optics related research
  • 0+ years of professional experience with a Doctoral degree in optics related research and applications
  • Qualified candidates at all degree levels (Bachelors, Masters, PhD) will be considered.

Candidates should have education, experience, and/or expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Modern technologies for manipulating, controlling, or utilizing the properties of light
  • Optical design and analysis in Zemax or similar
  • Optical subsystem assembly and alignment
  • Detector technologies (i.e., FPAs, APDs, PMTs)
  • EO/IR imaging systems
  • Optical analysis (radiometry, stray-light, sensitivity, link budget, error budget, etc.)
  • Optomechanical analysis (athermalization, vibration, line-of-sight, survivability, etc.)
  • Lidar (i.e., topographic, bathymetric, atmospheric)
  • Coherent optical techniques (i.e., interferometry, vibrometry, holography, OCT)
  • Hyperspectral imaging (HSI)
  • Familiarity with GD&T and manufacturing of both optics and machined components.
    Additionally, candidates should have experience working with one or more of the following:
  • Zemax or similar FSO design/analytical software
  • Laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and/or data acquisition hardware/software
  • Computational tools such as Matlab, Octave, and/or IDL
  • Programming languages such as Python and/or C++

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

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Posted: 2019-12-17 Expires: 2020-03-15

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