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Staff Optical Engineer / Tech Lead – High Power Fiber Laser Design / Bothell, WAPosted by: Lockheed Martin's Aculight Business
Posted date: 2012-Jul-09
Location: Bothell, WA
Here within Lockheed Martin's Aculight Business we are looking for an Optical Engineer who is a true Laser enthusiast to join our team. Whether it’s restoring function to damaged nerves in the human body, increasing the visibility for helicopter pilots in brownout conditions or developing next generation high power lasers for Directed Energy, Lockheed Martin Aculight delivers innovative laser solutions for the defense, aerospace, industrial, scientific and medical markets. Our group offers the stability and prestige of a fortune 100 company with the feel of a startup company with a very strong entrepreneurial spirit.
This exciting work will include leading teams in design and development of fiber laser systems that are field deployable in military and commercial environments. The Staff Optical Engineer will work in an engineering environment where research and bleeding edge innovation and are part of our culture. The engineer will be a technical leader on many projects. The engineer will perform functions to develop, model, design, and simulate optical systems powered by various types of lasers which include fiber lasers, Optical parametric oscillators (OPO's), semiconductor lasers, diode pumped solid state lasers, fiber-laser-based lasers etc. The engineer will evaluate potential new tools and equipment for effectiveness and relevance. The engineer will perform trade-off analysis. Keeping current on developments in the Laser Industry will be very important in this role. The engineer will attend and may present at leading industry conferences. The engineer will mentor and help to develop skills of less experienced members of our team. The engineer will collaborate extensively local teammates and may also correspond and share best practices with teams from other groups across Lockheed Martin.
The engineer will apply their extensive technical expertise to develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. The engineer will exercise considerable latitude in determining technical objectives and approaches to assignments. The Engineer's completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective, for desired results. The engineer will guide the successful completion of major programs and will function in a project leadership role and represent the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. The engineer will interact with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations. We offer a continuous learning environment with strong career growth and advancement opportunities.
Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants selected will be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Required skills: Minimum requirements for this position will include a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or related Optics/Optical technical field and 9 + years of professional level experience. A minimum of 3-5 years of optical analysis is required. Experience with modeling programs like Zemax or FRED is required. Experience designing and development of optical systems from concept through sustained production is required. The ability to work effectively in a team is required. The ability to effectively lead technical projects is required. Strong organization skills are required. Strong verbal & written communications skills are required.
Desired skills: An MS level degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or closely related technical field is desired. Experience designing and development of laser systems from concept through sustained production is desired. Experience with analysis software including MATLAB, Mathcad, and/or LabVIEW is desired. Experience with design and development of non-linear optical systems is desired. Experience working with Optical parametric oscillators (OPO's) and Second harmonic generation (SHG aka frequency doubling) is desired. Familiarity with fiber handling, fiber non-linearity and designing fiber laser systems. Experience with MS Project may be desirable.
Relocation: Relocation assistance is available for this exciting position.
The Locale: Bothell is a city located in the state of Washington in the Pacific Northwest. It is part of the Seattle metropolitan area. The population was 33,505 as of the 2010 census. Bothell is home to Cascadia Community College and the University of Washington, Bothell. Bothell was until recently predominantly a bedroom community with most of its residents working outside of the city. Starting in the 1990s, several businesses opened offices in Bothell, creating a regional employment center providing about 20,000 jobs.
Company Profile: Lockheed Martin Corporation which has a ‑ Fortune 500 ranking of 52 could make your future look very bright. Lockheed Martin’s annual sales are in the neighborhood of $47 billion US. Today Lockheed Martin employs approximately 125,000 personnel. Lockheed is well known as being one of the best places to work in the US. Lockheed Martin Corporation was formed in March 1995 with the merger of two of the world's premier technology companies, Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation. In 1996, Lockheed Martin completed its strategic combination with the defense electronics and systems integration businesses of Loral. Lockheed Martin traces its roots back to the early days of flight. In 1909 aviation pioneer Glenn L. Martin organized a company around a modest airplane construction business and built it into a major airframe supplier to U.S. military and commercial customers. Martin Marietta was established in 1961 when the Glenn L. Martin Company merged with American-Marietta Corp., a leading supplier of building and road construction materials. In 1913, Allan and Malcolm Loughead (name later changed to Lockheed) flew the first Lockheed plane over San Francisco Bay. The modern Lockheed Corporation was formed in 1932 after the fledgling airplane company was reorganized.