Senior Optical Engineer

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Senior Optical Engineer

RSI - Lanham, MD

Research Support Instruments has an immediate need for a multidisciplinary individual with primary emphasis in optical system design and metrology to work on space flight hardware. This position will be supporting the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and NASA programs performing systems concept development, design, analyses, hardware development, I&T, operations and data analysis (complete spaceflight instrument hardware lifecycle).

Desirable abilities include optical metrology, design (Zemax), stray-light analysis (Fred), flight hardware design, test system development and certification, and optical remote sensor concept design and development. For this position an emphasis is placed on experience in optical metrology.

Flight instrument or flight GSE design and analysis experience is required along with optical design and analysis, I&T experience (test facility qualification), lab test, lab hardware development and astronomy. Candidate must be proficient with telescopes, cameras, focal plane arrays, optical element/system design, image analysis, optical system performance, interferometry, metrology, stray-light analysis, Ladar, Altimetry, DIAL and radiometry.

MS Degree in Physics, Optics, or Systems Engineering with 3+ years’ experience or BS Degree with 7+ years’ experience. The ability to obtain a Secret clearance (TS-SCI) is valuable. A strong systems background in the engineering development of space flight hardware is desired.

US Citizenship is required.

Flexible spending accounts
Long-tem bank (LTB) sick hours
Short term disability insurance
Long term disability insurance
Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance