EO/IR Systems Engineer
DescriptionAre you interested in contributing to the design and assessment of weapons critical to our national defense? Do you have a passion for problem solving, creative thinking, and target detection algorithm development?If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.We are seeking an EO/IR Systems Engineer to help us model, evaluate and design cutting edge EO/IR sensor and seeker systems. Our team models radiometric scenes, targets, and EO/IR sensors, and develops signal/image processing algorithms to detect, classify, localize, and track target signatures for various ground-based sensors, airborne IR search and track (IRST), and weapon seeker systems. You'll be joining a deeply-knowledgeable, multi-disciplinary team of engineers dedicated to the research and development of systems critical to success in complex future battlespaces. You will provide vital contributions within a highly collaborative team environment that values inclusivity and diversity of thought.As an EO/IR Systems Engineer, you will Design, implement, and/or verify signal/image processing algorithms to detect and classify objects of interest within complex, cluttered EO/IR scenes. Collaborate with other EO/IR engineers to design and optimize total EO/IR system performance within the constraints of real world applications. Develop modeling and simulation (M) tools to assist with the conceptual design and performance analysis of EO/IR seekers and systems. EO/IR M efforts will include: optics and detector modeling, atmospheric modeling, target signature modeling, synthetic scene generation and host platform phenomenology that impacts EO/IR system performance. Partner with weapon system engineers to develop EO/IR system specifications and integration requirements for weapons systems. Stay up-to-date with state-of-the-art EO/IR technologies and advanced target detection capabilities, and assess their potential applicability for future EO/IR systems. Document and present your work in oral and written form. QualificationsYou meet our minimum qualifications for this career if you Possess a bachelor of science degree in Engineering, Physics, Optics, Computer Science, or a related field. Have completed undergraduate coursework in digital signal processing and/or image processing and one or more of the following related areas: Optics, EO/IR sensor technology, or EM wave propagation. Programming skills/coursework in MATLAB, C/C++, and Linux. Are an effective written and verbal communicator. Are willing and able to travel periodically to meetings with government clients and field test locations. Are able to obtain a Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship. Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date. You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you Have a master of science or higher in Engineering, Physics, Optics, Computer Science, or a related field. Have two or more years of professional experience developing image and video processing algorithms. Experience developing EO/IR system conceptual designs. Have EO/IR hardware experience. Have developed automatic target recognition algorithms; integrated EO/IR seekers with guidance, navigation and control avionics subsystems; or optimized EO/IR seeker designs based on weapon concept of operations. Have experience developing EO/IR M tools in MATLAB, C, C++ or Python. Current Top Secret and/or TS/SCI clearances.