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Optical Engineer

Northrop Grumman | Devens MA 01432 USA | Full Time | Posted: 07/31/2020

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Optical Engineer - Devens MA

Adaptive Optics Associates - Xinetics (AOA Xinetics), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSS) Business Venture, is currently seeking an Optical Engineer to support business activities in Devens MA.

AOA Xinetics (AOX) designs, develops, and manufactures precision, advanced optical products and systems for the U.S. Government, commercial customers, and U.S. defense prime and second-tier contractors. The Company has substantial growth opportunities in support of many U.S. Government and NGSS business initiatives.

AOX delivers industrial photonics systems and development services for a variety of customers and applications. AOX excels in a range of applications from adaptive optical systems, deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, precision actuators, to photonic systems that acquire and process data in real time for a variety of high availability applications. AOX's capabilities include lightweight passive and active hybrid CERAFORM silicon carbide optics and precision structures as well as large and small precision opto-mechanical systems supporting electronics and sophisticated controls software.

Position Overview
The Optical Engineer will report to the Xinetics Engineering Manager and work within interdisciplinary teams to develop novel and innovative solutions to advanced optical technical problems, conduct research and development into physical optics, geometric optics, adaptive optics, and advanced optical communications systems; design, develop, build and test systems and products based on optic, photonic and laser technologies; develop mathematical models for simulation and analysis of optical and electro-optical systems, and be responsible for the overall development of optical systems, including: specifying, selecting and qualifying active and passive optical components, developing and benchmarking system performance models, and implementing test procedures, interface with customers and management, briefing analytical results and approaches. Our ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical expertise and collaborative people skills with the proven ability experience to work within a technically dynamic, high-growth, fast-paced and strategically important business unit for NGSS.

  • Design and analyze optical components and subsystems
  • Design optical assemblies for efficient assembly and alignment considering system error budgets
  • Specify optical components
  • Oversee optical component fabrication by Qualified Suppliers
  • Develop test plans and perform testing of optical components and subsystems
  • Document designs, analyses and test results
  • Present results to customers
  • Work collaboratively within a multi-functional engineering team to balance the design performance such that all requirements are met including DFA/DFM
  • Correlate optical models using test data
  • Conduct peer reviews of other engineer's work products
  • Travel to customer and supplier sites as required

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Location Devens, MA, 01432, United States
Categories Engineering
Sec Clearances Top Secret (TS)

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Job Code 20021585