Location US-NH-Merrimack | US-NH-Merrimack
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/6/2018 3:12 PM)
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We are seeking a senior level electro-optical (EO) engineer to join our team in developing cutting edge products to meet the needs of our Airborne and Sensor and Fire Control Systems (S&FCS) business areas.


This is an advanced level lead position requiring the direct application of electro-optics engineering expertise in concert with considerable initiative and creativity. The incumbent provides technical leadership in a team environment on significant design, development and research projects, and in the preparation of technical proposals. Also provides expert explanations, techniques or approaches to colleagues, management and customers where significant technical credibility is required.


This is both a hands-on and technical leadership role, and will require working closely with multidisciplinary teams in a dynamic work environment as the driving force in EO system proposal development, research, concept development, design, manufacture, integration and testing of advanced EO sensor imaging systems for Missile Warning Systems (MWS), Degraded Visual Environment Systems (DVE), Man-portable (Handheld Targeting Systems - HTS, Eye Safe Laser Rangefinders - ELRF), Helmet Mounted Display Systems (HMDS), Night Vision Cueing Displays (NVCD), and Vehicle Mounted Applications (Forward Looking Infrared - Flir, Eye Safe Laser Rang finders - ELRF).



The ideal candidate will demonstrate a good balance between technical leadership at a system level and hands-on/ practical application of electro-optical design fundamentals and imaging system theory for EO systems, plus excellent hands-on lens design skill, including integration and testing of EO sensors and optical components and systems in a laboratory environment. Supervision of an EO technical design team and preparation of cost estimates and schedules for proposed activities are additional duties. Analytical skills should be complimented by an ability to lead EO system development, integration and test activities. Outstanding communication skills are required to convey technical ideas to both the customer community and to company personnel. Support of proposal writing for optical and electro-optical system elements will also be required.


Analytical skills should be complimented by a demonstrated ability to plan and lead EO system engineering activities. The individual must be able to utilize and maintain existing analytical models, develop new models, design tests, and validate performance simulations. The position will interface with internal and external project teams, company personnel and the customer community.


 Highly desired skills include:

  • Optical design of: SWIR/MWIR/LWIR optics, Catadioptric, zoom lenses, afocals, microscopes, multiple discrete FOV lenses, laser optics, relay lenses, visual systems, multi/hyperspectral optics.
  • Optical and Electro-optical System performance modeling including imaging and radiometric/photometric properties.
  • Direct EO system experience in the designs involving: Missile Warning Systems (MWS), Degraded Visual Environment Systems (DVE), Handheld Targeting Systems, Helmet Mounted Display Systems (HMDS), Night Vision Systems, FLIRs, Laser Rangefinders/Designators, CCD imagers, Image Intensified Systems, Projection and Display Systems.
  • Experience in the different aspects of imaging system design: Mechanical, Optical, Electrical, and Algorithms for Image Processing
  • Experience in test and evaluation of Electro-Optic systems: Sensitivity, MTF, uniformity, etc.
  • Familiar with the application and use of metrology equipment including: interferometers, spectrometers, image analysis (MTF), radiometers, blackbodies.
  • Direct involvement with the manufacture, assembly, and troubleshooting of systems.





  • Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree in engineering (Optics, Physics, or similar) with 20 years of related experience, or a Master’s degree with 18 years experience, or a Doctorate with 15 years experience, preferably in a design-to-manufacture environment.


    Incumbents should possess an extensive knowledge of electro-optics engineering with specific capabilities in areas such as electro-optical system design (Missile Warning Systems (MWS), Degraded Visual Environment Systems (DVE), Handheld Targeting Systems, Helmet Mounted Display Systems (HMDS), Night Vision Systems, FLIRs, Laser Rangefinders/Designators, CCD imagers, Image Intensified Systems, Projection and Display Systems.


    Direct experience leading a team of engineers and technicians on a project basis is preferred.


    Proficiency with the following or similar tools is desired:

    • Optical design software (e.g. Zemax or Code V).
    • General Purpose Modeling and Analysis Software (e.g. Matlab or MathCAD)

    Familiarity with the following or similar tools is desired:

      • Imager system modeling software (e.g. NV IPM)
      • Non-sequential raytrace software
      • Lens system measurement equipment (e.g. MTF bench, nodal bench)
      • Matlab Image Processing Toolbox


When you join Elbit Systems of America, you join a large family with a strong commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. Because we believe in the importance of what we do, each and every person at Elbit Systems of America emulates and promotes a positive and supportive workplace where employees are proud to be a part of our team. Our passion lies in our commitment to our customers who depend on us to provide quality products that protect and save lives.

Elbit Systems of America is a leading manufacturer in multiple industries: in military markets, we support our troops by supplying products, components, and services that support critical missions at home and abroad. We support the medical device industry through in-vitro diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, and laboratory automation applications with the passion and devotion to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. In addition, we continue the legacy of Paul Kollsman, inventor of the altimeter, to provide commercial aviation products and instruments that support the needs of pilots to fly and land safely across the globe.


Our benefits package?

Elbit Systems of America provides a comprehensive benefits package, which covers a wide array of needs. We offer medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; health savings and flexible spending accounts, 401k with a matching contribution and a non-matching, service-based company contribution; vacation, sick and holiday pay; education reimbursement; co-paid training & development; wellness programs including an on-site nurse and on-site, free gym, as well as flexible work schedules including our 9-hour work day with every other Friday off.


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