Senior Optical Engineer

Danbury, Connecticut, United States

Full Time

a month ago

Job description

Position Overview (Summary/Objective):

The DMT Optical Engineering department supports the design, analysis, fabrication, metrology, optical alignment, and optical testing of airborne and space-based optical systems, sub-systems, and components.  The available position is for a mid-career candidate with relevant optics (and/or aerospace) industry experience. You will be expected to be able to work independently, and collaborate across multiple Engineering disciplines.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Developing integration and test plans/procedures for optical components and systems
  • Generating error budgets for fabrication of optical components and assembly/alignment of optical systems
  • Attending and preparing materials for presentation during System Requirements Review, Preliminary Design Review and Critical Design Review
  • Supporting optical fabrication/testing and optical system alignment and testing in clean room environment
  • Analyzing optical performance of optical components or systems (WFE, MTF, throughput, etc.)
  • Documenting test plans/procedures sufficiently to allow for peer review and multi-discipline transfer of information
  • Being able to work in a flexible environment of uncertain requirements and constraints to help guide others to ideal solutions

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in optical engineering, physics, engineering or a related field
    • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years relevant experience or Master’s degree with 2+ years relevant experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Optical design development and analysis in Code V, Zemax, FRED or equivalent packages
  • Experience working with optical test equipment such as interferometers (4D, Zygo) Laser Trackers, theodolites and associated software (4SightFocus, MetroPro/Mx, Spatial Analyzer) Working knowledge of programming language for data processing/analysis (Matlab, Python, Mathcad, Mathematica)
  • Working knowledge of aerospace integration and test protocols, assembly and test approaches
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with other organizations, management, professional and support staff, customers and government representatives

 

Location:

The position is located onsite at our facility in Danbury, CT. Located in beautiful Fairfield County, Danbury offers a diverse economy, wonderful parks, cultural attractions, an impressive mix of private and public educational institutions and a vibrant arts scene. Our facility is nestled among a remarkable selection of communities to call home all with varying price points to fit many different budgets. We’re close to New York City, Boston, and other major cities – great for day trips and weekend getaways. Our lovely seasons along with award-winning institutions, colleges, cultural events, and a genuine sense of community brings a diverse population to the beautiful state of Connecticut!

 

What We Offer:

  • Comprehensive medical/vision/dental insurance packages.
  • Company contributions to qualified HSA accounts.
  • 401k retirement plan with industry leading company contributions.
  • 3 weeks of vacation accrual per year plus time off for sick leave and unscheduled life events.
  • 13 paid holidays.
  • Continuing education benefit up to $25,000/year for approved programs.
  • Annual bonus program based on company and employee performance.
  • Company paid life insurance, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term disability insurance.
  • 4 weeks paid Parental Leave.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP).

 

EHS/Environmental Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to communicate, listen to, and interpret instructions, occasionally operate tools and/or machinery with hands and arms and remain stationary for extended periods of the time. The employee will use protective equipment when working with chemicals, move between workstations, reach, and replace equipment, and move items weighing up to 25 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

This job operates in a professional office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to use hands to keyboard, communicate, listen to, and interpret instructions and remain stationary for extended periods of the time. This would require the ability to move around the campus and occasionally move/lift items weighing up to XX lbs. (site specific:  Danbury = 25; Bothell = 40; other sites per job requirements - should be no more than 40). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Applicants are invited to apply for a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the job. To apply, send a request to staffing@arka.org or contact 203-797-5000 and press 2 for Human Resources.

 

ITC & Security Clearance Requirements:

Due to contract requirements, US citizenship is required. Additionally, if you are a dual citizen (a citizen of the US and another country), the Company must obtain approval for you to have access to the information required for this position. You will not be able to begin employment until such approval is obtained and this may take several months.

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance. The form contained in this link will provide insight into the information the government requests as part of the clearance process. https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf86.pdf.

No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

 

Employment with any of the ARKA Group companies in the US is contingent upon satisfactory completion of several pre-employment requirements to include a credit check, background check and drug screen.

ARKA Group L.P. 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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