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Sr. Optical Engineer/Scientist (Contingent)

Job Description:
Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services is currently seeking a Sr. Optical Engineer/Scientist to support NSWC Dahlgren Dvision. The successful candidate will perform the following duites:
Perform Optical Engineering activities for laser/E-O systems.
Perform system analytical and performance studies.
Perform software and hardware definition analysis.
Perform software & hardware development of prototypes, subsystems and system tools.
Perform modeling and simulation engineering.
Perform Laser/E-O development, integration, testing and evaluation.
Perform all aspects of laboratory and field testing, including setting test goals, developing test methodologies, organizing and conducting tests, reducing test data and analyzing results.
Produce technical reports on findings, provide system data collection and analysis, and conduct technical documentation reviews.
Report critical finds to military and DoD civilian leadership.
Transition replacement personnel per SOP.
Experience and Skills:
The successful candidate must have the following experience/skills:
Experience on U.S. Navy and Joint Laser/Electro-Optical Systems research and development programs is preferred.
Demonstrated abilities to interface with the Navy/Marines/Joint to develop and support technical positions, to justify technical recommendations, and to write technical publications.
Intimate familiarity with lab processes and work flow.
Bachelors Degree BS in Electrical Engineering or relevant equivalent technical engineering and professional experience performing in a technically relevant engineering field.
Ten (10) years of experience with high energy laser systems, specifically fiber laser technology; academic or industry research in recent laser technologies; integration of laser systems; and knowledge and experience with major components of a laser system including the optical train. 2 Experience with high energy laser (HEL) weapon systems to include elements such as: laser systems with gain media, pump sources, thermal management and control systems; optomechanics including custom design and fabrication, specification and operation; high power optical coatings, substrates, characterization and specification, beam shaping including passive beam clipping, coring and collimization; and beam control, including active and closed loop beam steering and phase control. Experience analyzing the effectiveness of HEL interactions with materials and components; laser propagation theory; and experimentation, including modeling and characterizations of laser performance in relevant military environments and ranges.
Must be a U.S. citizenship with an active DoD Secret clearance.
Job Tracking ID: 85347-251691
Location: Dahlgren, VA
Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated: September 06, 2017
Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings: 1
Years of Experience: More than 10 Years
Level of Education: BA/BS
Starting Date: ASAP

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