Principal Optics Test Engineer

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The Principal Test Engineer researches, plans, designs, develops, analyzes and tests a variety of electronic and optical equipment and systems, including displays, sensors, processors, interface units and other electronic devices; circuitry components; analog and digital computers; and control and test equipment.



  • Perform design activities as assigned by supervisor.
  • Produce yield reports and process capability analysis.
  • Produce test system and circuit card schematics.
  • Design, automate, and run test equipment used for design and qualification validation testing.
  • Design, automate, and maintain test equipment and systems for manufacturing product validation
  • Participate in design reviews.
  • Participate in proposal development.
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Consult vendors on components and make final component selections
  • Investigate and select subassemblies and COTS equipment for incorporation into designsMay interface directly with Program Management 



Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Optical Engineering plus 10+ years of experience.

Preferred: Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD), Certified TestStand Developer (CTD), C#


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

  • System Integration
  • LabWindows /CVI
  • Optics/Optical Measurement and generation equipment - required
  • Military and Civilian Aerospace communications standards ARINC-429, ARINC-818, ARINC-708, MILSTD-1553, RS-485/422/232
  • TestStand Scripting using LabVIEW and C/CVI/C++/.Net DLL’s- required
  • Mass Interconnect technologies
  • PXI Instrumentation driver implementation
  • Proficiency with schematic capture and simulation tools
  • Development of Test Program Sets
  • Create and interpret specifications
  • Ability to use electrical analysis packages
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • PCB design and layout
  • Video Generation, Acquisition and Standards
  • Requirement Analysis
  • Technical Writing


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