Optics Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, an employee-owned company, is seeking a talented Optics Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Candidates will perform systems requirements definition, optical systems design, modeling, analysis, calibration, and alignment of R&D prototype hardware. Work will be performed in a team environment, including interaction with customers and other contractors.

Basic Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelors or Masters degree in Optical Engineering or a degree in Physics or Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Optics.

Candidates must have 5 plus years of experience.

This position requires experience in all of the following areas:

  • design of imaging and sensor systems,
  • analysis and modeling of sensor performance vs expectations,
  • testing and measuring of optical system performance,
  • hands-on calibration and alignment of complex optical sensors in laboratory and field experiments, and detector performance.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and residents of the Huntsville area (or be willing to relocate to the Huntsville, AL area).

Other Qualifications

Demonstrated skills in any of the following would advantageous:

- Familiarity with MWIR/LWIR/EO-IR applications

-Experience in lens design and optical system prototyping using industry standard lens design software such as Zemax and/or other image processing and optical signature tools.

-Design-to-delivery of R&D prototype optical systems in MWIR and LWIR, especially those with a specialized bandpass or polarization filtering.

-Familiarity with common COTS optics vendors as well as specifying custom optical assemblies and components.

-C/C#/C++, LabVIEW, MATLAB, or embedded software programming

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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