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Lead, Optical Design Engineer

Company: L3Harris Technologies
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Lead, Optical Design Engineer -Job Code: 11039Job Location: Fort Wayne, INJob Schedule: 9/80Job Description: The Fort Wayne, IN engineering team is -seeking an Optical Design Engineer to join our team onsite, providing critical support for our aerospace programs. This role involves development of optical systems; specifying, selecting and qualifying active and passive optical components, developing and benchmarking system performance models, developing and implementing test procedures and/or evaluating and selecting appropriate test instrumentation. Our projects span imaging systems across the UV to LWIR regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The successful candidate will be deeply involved in the practical aspects of optical engineering, ensuring the integrity and performance of our sophisticated optical systems.Essential Functions:

  • Perform optical design and analysis on advanced telescopes, calibrators, and unique optical test sets.
  • Develop optical budgets and sensitivities including wavefront error, MTF, line of sight, and throughput.
  • Perform analyses to show compliance to optical requirements and specifications for imaging systems, assemblies, component drawings, coatings, manufacturability, etc..
  • Provide optical modeling, analysis, image simulations, and metrology support during system alignment, integration and testing.
  • Support the development of optical technologies and architectural concepts to support the company's current and new business opportunities.
  • Collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams to achieve project objectives, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team setting.
  • Utilize strong organizational skills to manage tasks and documentation effectively.
  • Apply excellent written and verbal communication skills to document processes, convey technical information, and facilitate effective teamwork.
  • Engage in troubleshooting activities and verification of system requirements to ensure compliance and functionality.Qualifications: -
  • Bachelor's Degree in Optical Engineering or related field with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience, or a Graduate Degree with at least 7 years of related experience. Equivalent professional experience of 13 years may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience in using Zemax and/or Code V optical software for advanced design and analysis purposes.
  • Experience with FRED or similar stray light analysis software for evaluating and mitigating optical system interference.Preferred Additional Skills:
  • Experience with MATLAB for data analysis and automation of testing procedures.
  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance.
  • Familiarity with evaluating and selecting vendors to supply critical components for advanced systems.

Keywords: L3Harris Technologies, Fort Wayne , Lead, Optical Design Engineer, Engineering , Fort Wayne, Indiana

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