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Optical straylight and analysis engineer job id: locations: littleton, colorado; louisville, colorado; sunnyvale, california program: opcoe various covid-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communitiesWith employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, craig technologies is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty covid-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.
To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all craig technologies employees including new hiresAll current and newly hired employees are required to follow onsite safety measures based upon the covid-19 community level at the specific work location.
Are you passionate about state-of-the-art technology in space exploration? do you like seeing your work applied to real life applications that travel to space? then you should join craig technologies space’s optical payload center of excellence (opcoe) for space applications as an optical straylight and analysis engineer.
As an optical engineer with opcoe, your responsibilities will include:
Analyzing and designing optical stray light mitigation schemes from ultraviolet to infrared using industry standard codes (i.eAsap and fred)
Working with internal customers and the rest of the optical design engineering teams (designer, mechanical engineer, optical system engineer) to get requirements data and to complete stray light control design
Integrating optical and mechanical design forms into the stray light model
Reviewing the stray light mitigation designs of peers
Making recommendations on use of vanes and baffles to mitigate stray light design
Making full backward ray traces from the detector focal plane to all points accessible by the detector field of view
Analyzing trade studies
Recommending design to peers, management, and external customers
We are looking for someone with a strong background in optical engineeringThe optical forms we work with are fully reflective, refractive, and catadioptricYou should be familiar with:
Materials properties for optical materials and telescope structural materials such as bidirectional reflectance distribution functions (brdf) and emissivity vsWavelength, and their polarization effects
Thermal emission forms of stray light in infrared systems, the emissivity properties of optical materials and telescope structural materials, and the use of cold and warm mask techniques to control thermal emission from the optical system from getting into the detector area
Stray light analysis efforts for a complex system and know that it can be very extensive, and that sometimes lower fidelity analyses and `rule of thumb` designs may be needed to do trade studies in a timely manner
You should demonstrate effective verbal communication, develop concise and professional technical presentations, and deliver briefings to peers, leadership, and us government customersYou should be able to work in a classified environment.
To promote the sharing of ideas, craig technologies fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employmentPlease contact us to request accommodation.
Optical straylight design knowledge and experience
Experience or knowledge of integrating optical and mechanical design models into a straylight analysis code
Experience or knowledge of manufacturing methods of individual optics, and/or alignment methods of assemblies, including optical shop testing methods (i.eInterferometry and other metrology)
Design experience for manufacturing
Current secret clearance or equivalent
Current top secret clearance
Large optics stray light design experience
Space optics stray light design experience
Three mirror or four mirror anastigmat stray light control experience
Multi-apectral, hyperspectral, or laser systems stray light control design experience
Test verification of stray light control designs
Work with the rest of the optical design team to negotiate agreements on the design parameters and understanding of design notes
Evaluate vendor proposals for stray light control as necessary
Ability to incorporate as-built stray light measurements into stray light designs and verify designs vsMeasurements.
Security clearance statement: this position requires a government security clearance, you must be a us citizen for considerationClearance level: top secret other important information you should know expression of interest: by applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a matchShould this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openingsBenefits offered: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, eap, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays.
This position is incentive plan eligible ability to work remotely: part-time remote telework: the employee selected for this position will work part of their work schedule remotely and part of their work schedule at a designated craig technologies facilityThe specific weekly schedule will be discussed during the hiring processWork schedules: craig technologies supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employeesSchedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensedThese condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our paid time off benefitsSchedule for this position: 9x80 every other friday off craig technologies is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability statusJoin us at craig technologies, where your mission is oursOur customers tackle the hardest missionsThose that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precisionThey’re dangerousCriticalSometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save livesThose are the missions we care about.
As a leading technology innovation company, craig technologies’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challengesCraig technologies has employees based in many states throughout the u.s., and internationally, with business locations in many nations and territoriesExperience level: experienced professional business unit: space relocation available: possible career area: electro-optical engineering type: full-time shift: first
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