Optical Engineer

Employer
Perspecta
Location
Chantilly, VA
Posted
Nov 09, 2018
Closes
Nov 19, 2018
Function
Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Overview Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We're a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves-to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers. Perspecta works with US government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways-not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. Perspecta's talented and robust workforce-14,000 strong-stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let's make an impact together. Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories Responsibilities Provide System Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) to identify, develop, analyze, evaluate, mature and transition technologies to satisfy emerging requirements and deliver revolutionary optical capabilities in support of Government objectives. Engage with user to identify unsatisfied emerging needs and requirements. Remain cognizant in all aspects of design, manufacture, technology development, and Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of space optical systems, sub-systems and component technologies including mirror/lens fabrication, optics mounting and test, and pointing and tracking systems. Assess performance of individual components and entire optical trains and understand the theory and application of optics in space environments. Evaluate emerging needs and define options for technical solutions or concepts to deliver capability to satisfy needs. Identify technologies that can be adopted or adapted to meet specific needs. Define Research and Development (R&D) projects to discover or mature technologies. Assess technical and programmatic risk associated with proposed approach. Collaborate with acquisition experts to define R&D objectives, requirements, desired outcomes, plans and schedules, and technology transition targets. Evaluate R&D contractor proposals and technical feasibility and provide recommendations for contract awards. Create and update technology roadmaps showing all R&D projects, dependencies, expected TRL, and transition on/off-ramps to deliver a capability. Analyze and evaluate R&D contractor development assessing progress of development and maturation of technology. Provide recommendations to continue, re-plan or discontinue R&D projects. Participate in the evaluation of technology readiness and provide recommendations to transition technology. Support the Government in the integration, test and transition of technologies to user. Support Government staff in the planning, coordination and day-to-day management and oversight of development efforts. Qualifications Bachelor's with 8 - 10 years of experience or a Master's with 6 - 8 years of experience or a Ph.D. with 6+ years of experience Considered an emerging authority, who applies extensive technical expertise Develops technical solutions to complex problems. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment Excellent written and oral communication skills Capable of presenting highly complex information to government officials TS/SCI with polygraph Options

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