Optical Engineer - Sights and Sensors

Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Posted: 05/23/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 240611

Job Description

Optical Engineer
Sterling Heights, MI 
12 Month + Contract 
US Citizenship Required 

  • Need BS Degree in Physics, Optics, or Opto-Mechanical
  • Masters Degree is a huge plus
  • Optics and/or Opto-mechanical academic project experience
  • Would like an entry level or junior candidate with the drive, focus, and direction for Optics.  Ideally would like to train and groom a candidate into an Optics Engineer.
  • Design and build of optical systems.
  • Support concept to production including architecture analysis, trade studies, requirements analysis, engineering reviews, design, test, and qualification.
  • Component selection, procurement, and oversight of hardware build.
  • Create optics specifications and test plans.
  • Review hardware and software requirement documents and test plans.
  • Design, develop, and test optical components and subsystems in support of integration of thermal imaging systems, color and monochrome high resolution cameras, lasers, radar, direct view optics, and stabilized control systems.
  • Support the integration & testing of sights and electro-optical sensors on the various vehicle platforms.
  • Work with other members of the engineering staff to ensure the product meets its requirements.
  • Prepare and present written reports, status reports, and presentations as necessary.
  • Provide technical support and communication to the program office, customers, and other departments
  • Bachelors Degree in Physics, Optics, or Electro-Optical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of applicable experience  Fewer years required with an advanced degree. Other technical degrees will be considered with relevant experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with optical system design.
  • Experience with physical and geometrical optics.
  • Basic optics laboratory skills including precise alignment and calibration procedures.
  • Experience with CAD tools, such as CREO/Pro-E is preferred.
  • Optical design and analysis utilizing standard optical tools such as Zemax, Night Vision Integrated Performance Model (NV-IPM) is preferred.
  • Experience with Analog and Digital Video. (RS-170, HD-SDI, LVDS, DVI, DisplayPort, 3G SDI, 6G SDI) is preferred.
  • Experience with video distribution techniques is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Military Standards and test requirements is preferred.
  • Ability to use engineering development and tools.
  • Capable of obtaining a Security Clearance.
  • Occasional overtime, and weekend hours may be required to complete critical tasks.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills and ability to work with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Strong Multi-tasking skills. 

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