FAST Labs - Principal EO/IR Scientist

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking energetic candidates to augment our research and development team focused on cutting edge Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) sensors and sensing systems. The successful candidate will be an individual contributor and program team lead responsible for developing and demonstrating next generation EOIR sensors, systems, and techniques..
Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Model, analyze, and test EOIR systems and components for a variety of military/commercial applications.
  • Execute and analyze EOIR laboratory and field experiments.
  • Develop and demonstrate advanced algorithms, measurement techniques, and systems prototypes.
  • Lead small interdisciplinary teams to meet program technical and schedule goals
  • Develop external proposals for novel technologies, algorithms, or systems
  • Develop solutions to related challenges of unusual complexity which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovativeness.


Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Requires:
  • BS in EE, Physics, Optics, Electro-optics or equivalent with 6+ years of experience working with complex EOIR systems; or MS in EE, Physics, Optics, Electro-Optics or equivalent with 4+ years of experience working with complex EOIR systems.
  • US Citizen with active Secret clearance.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams consisting of mechanical, electrical, optical, software and systems engineers.
  • Experience working independently and interacting effectively with project management to achieve project goals.
  • In-depth working knowledge of one or more optical system specialties; i.e. lasers, precision pointing of laser beams, design of pointing systems, performance testing of optical components and subsystems, atmospheric correction, optical communications, etc.
  • Experience implementing systems engineering practices and working knowledge of DoD product development lifecycle
  • Modeling and simulation expertise in at least one common language (i.e. MATLAB, Mathmatica, Python, C/++, etc.)


Preferred Skills and Education
  • Demonstrated history of proposals, project capture, and customer interaction
  • Expertise in at least one optical application including Infrared Countermeasures, Passive detection and tracking, LIDAR, coherent LIDAR, remote sensing, or laser communications
  • Expertise in software, firmware, electrical or mechanical hardware
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