Optical Investigator

Florham Park, NJ, United States of America
Nov 23, 2022
Dec 23, 2022
Full Time
Optical Investigator
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Specialized Engineering T3

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Job Description:

CACI is looking for a Optical Investigator to join our NSIS (National Security & Innovative Solutions) division, supporting our photonics team-- we are expanding! Our laser communications technology is helping NASA provide high-definition video from the International Space Station, and to explore asteroids 250 million miles away. Our other optical technology can also help scientists discover biohazards; support intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions; and protect soldiers from explosive devices. Do you have a passion for innovation? Apply now and join the team!

Candidates must live within a 60 miles radius of Florham Park, NJ or be willing to relocate. Employees are expected to work in-person. However, we can make accommodations for some remote work on an as-needed basis.

What You'll Get to Do:
  • Lead the development of new and innovative optical designs using doped-fiber, planar waveguide and other technologies.
  • Develop innovative optical solutions related to optical communications, optical remote sensing, photonic integrated circuits, lasers, optical amplifiers, and optical transmitters and receivers
  • Develop and employ software for the modeling and simulation of rare earth doped material systems, optical propagation, and optical nonlinearities.
  • Serve as primary US Government customer support, understand customer technical problems, formulate creative solutions, and contribute to selling of proposed solutions and lead technical execution of resulting programs.
  • Collaborate with customers to reach mutually-accepted set of specifications for complex projects, and flow those requirements down to subsystems in a Systems Engineering effort.
  • Coordinate, plan and schedule project requirement definitions, project commitments, coordinate staff member assignments, and develop and manage to program budgets.
  • Lead project team meetings and facilitate tracking/completion of action items.
  • Recruit, lead and grow high performance technical teams to innovate and execute both short-term and long-term project goals.
  • Provide briefings for customers on project status, results of work, concepts and new business ideas.
  • Prepare progress reports on all projects of responsibility as per contract requirements.
  • Interface with both internal and external customers to ensure the project is meeting schedule and cost constraints.
  • Identify newbusiness opportunities with new and existing customers, match customer needs with department capabilities, work with customers to create procurement vehicles, lead/contribute to proposal teams to generate responsive and competitive proposals and follow through with customer until contract award.
  • Participate in strategic planning sessions and assist in executing the implementation of strategic plan by working with managers and engineers.
  • Develop marketing and product material for showcasing tools and applications including brochures, presentations, multimedia material and equipment demonstrations.
  • Recommend and initiate process improvements and overall development practices.
  • Develop trade studies to compare different potential designs and select the optimum approach.
  • May lead a team of professionals

You'll Bring These Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in optics, physics, or Electrical Engineering and5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of skills, education, and experience
  • Prior knowledge related to fiber lasers and amplifiers (e.g. ultra-fast, high-average-power, and/or rare-earth-doped optical sources and amplifiers, including work on the effect of optical nonlinearities)
  • Experience working in an inter-disciplinary team environment
  • Experience in the field of Optical Research
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software applications and other software applications as required

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • PhD in optics, physics, or a related field.

What We Can Offer You:

- We've been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation's highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI's unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.


Company Overview:

CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.

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