Optics Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI | Contract

Post Date: 07/24/2018 Job ID: 226864 Industry: Engineering
Optics Engineer
Sterling Heights, MI
12 month +
Perform design, integration, verification, sustainment of electro-optic systems:
Support concept to production phases, including architecture analysis, trade studies, requirements analysis, engineering reviews, design, integration/test, qualification test
Support component selection, procurement, and oversight of hardware build
Create detailed specifications, ICD's, and test plans for sensors and electro-optic products
Review and develop hardware and software/firmware requirement documents and test plans
Evaluate optical design and analysis utilizing standard optical tools such as Zemax, Night Vision Integrated - Performance Model (NV-IPM)
Design, develop, and test optical components and subsystems in support of integration of thermal imaging systems, color and monochrome high resolution cameras, lasers, radar, direct-view optics, and stabilized control systems, plus electronics to interact with such products
Design using high and low speed digital communications standards (e.g., RS-232, RS-422/485, VME, CAN, Ethernet/GigE, TCP/IP, UDP, USB)
Support the integration testing of sights and electro-optical sensors on various vehicle platforms
Support box-level subsystem-level verification/qualification tests as required, including environmental test.
Perform laboratory vehicle integration/test to investigate troubleshoot sights and electro-optical sensor issues, or to release new/modified designs in this area. Such tasks involve complex functionality interfaces, plus require use of special test equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, Ethernet/RS-422/etc. bus monitors, custom-created equipment). In support of such tests, author detailed test plans/procedures up front document results via test reports upon completion.
Work with outside suppliers in cases where functionality under scrutiny is buy instead of make
Support fielding and production sites to investigate/resolve issues.
Work with other members of the engineering staff to ensure products meet requirements
Prepare and present written reports, status reports, and presentations as necessary
Provide technical support and communication with peers and leadership
Support internal external technical reviews and status meetings, coordinating presenting as required. Must maintain excellent rapport with internal external customers during project execution.
Identify technical, schedule, cost risks early during project execution contribute mitigations or work-arounds.
Experience with electronics optical system design, plus sensor integration, required.
Experience with CAD tools (e.g., Pro-E) desired.
Experience with physical and geometrical optics.
Experience with microcontrollers.
Experience with basic optics laboratory skills, including precise alignment and calibration procedures.
Flexibility to adapt experience to support new applications/platforms.
Experience with analog and digital video required (e.g., RS-170, HD-SDI, LVDS, DVI, DisplayPort, 3G SDI, 6G SDI).
Familiarity with Military Standards beneficial.
Ability to use engineering development and test tools required.
Experience in production and fielding environments beneficial.DOORS experience beneficial for requirements analysis, decomposition, and traceability.
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