Optical Engineer

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Optical Engineer

RSI - Washington, DC

Research Support Instruments (RSI), located just outside of DC in Lanham, MD, is seeking a senior-level Engineer/Scientist with skills in optical testing, optical system analysis, stray-light analysis and radiometry for application on space flight hardware. This position will be supporting NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and Naval Research Laboratories (NRL) programs performing systems concept development, design, analyses, hardware development, integration and test, operations, and data analysis.

RSI supports the optical analyses of the next generation space borne compact coronagraphs (CCOR) teaming with NASA, NOAA and Naval Research Laboratories (NRL) for multiple space weather and heliospheric imaging sensors on various satellites. Tasks may involve CAD modeling, Matlab, Python, radiometry, optical design (Zemax)), stray-light physics (FRED), hardware design, test system development, and certification.

MS Degree in Optics, Mechanical Engineering or Physics is recommended. PhD or equivalent work experience is preferred. Knowledge of Solidworks, Rhino, or Python is a plus. A Secret clearance will be required.

US Citizenship required.

The position is located in the Washington DC area, but can be remote.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

For a list of company benefits, visit PSI benefits.

Flexible spending accounts
Short term disability insurance
Long term disability insurance
Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance