Electro-Optical Engineer III SSV
Essential Job Functions: Serves as laser and electro-optic engineer, providing technical services and recommendations for executing Soldier head, body, or weapons mounted sensor programs. Provides technical support and analysis in evaluation of sensor prototypes and systems, to include thermal imagers, image intensifiers. Translates military operational and mission requirements (ground, sea, air, and space) into practical system concepts and performance specifications. Develops and maintains technical documentation such as specifications, engineering drawings, system interface requirements, and engineering changes. Participates in post awards, program reviews, design reviews, and IPTs as the project engineer and/or technical expert on assigned programs. Evaluates design efforts to ensure integration of all the engineering disciplines and adequacy of the analyses performed, and optimize size, weight, and power, with cost (SWaP-C). Reviews test plans, procedures, and reports for technical adequacy on assigned programs, for both Government and contractor tests, as well as all failure reports. Conducts and/or monitors lab, contractor, and field testing to assess system performance and compliance with requirements. Evaluate system performance against specification requirements and assess risk of meeting user and specification requirements. Makes recommendations and present briefings and conduct demonstrations to senior level managers in Government and industry at program manager, SES, and General Officer levels. Initiates and reviews engineering change proposals and waivers/deviations for technical merit, and conducts physical and functional configuration audits. Determines or evaluates analysis needed to investigate failures or performance issues, and ensure appropriate and complete root cause corrective action is identified, validated, and implemented in all product as required. Recommends approaches to implement electro-optic system level components into prototypes capable of achieving user requirements. Coordinates R&D efforts with DOD, National Labs, and appropriate international forums to leverage resources. Reviews program management documents to ensure accuracy and adequacy of technical content. Required Skills: Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required. BS Electrical or Optics Engineering or equivalent and 8 years relevant experience. DoD Secret clearance. Has the breadth of experience and knowledge to lead engineering efforts on assigned programs, and work independently with minimal oversight from the Government Lead. Experience serving as consultant to other team members and mentor workforce on electro-optic system development, prototyping, integrating, and testing electro-optic sensor systems. Ability to evaluate system electro-optic engineering technologies used on past programs, and establish new and innovative engineering strategies. Ability to identify issues and brief PM on possible courses of action and their impact.