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Senior Electro-Optical Research Scientist

Company: Lockheed Martin
Location: Louisville
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Electro-Optical Research Scientist At Lockheed Martin, we apply our passion for purposeful innovation to keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges. Mission-Focused Innovation: From aerospace to outer space to cyber space, you can solve the world's most complex challenges for our customers. Foundational Values: Our culture of performance excellence, ethics, teamwork and inclusion is embedded in everything we do. Diverse Career Opportunities with Meaningful Work: Grow your career and skills for life. Our technology-driven learning platforms and programs enable your development and agility. Your Health, Your Wealth, Your Life: Our flexible schedules, competitive pay and comprehensive benefits enable you to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work. Empowered to Be Your Best: Use your strengths to make a difference in the lives of one another, our customers, our communities and our planet. Here, the possibilities are endless because we offer:

  • Flexible Schedules, dependent on role
  • Levels: Student, Entry, Mid, Senior, Management
  • Locations: Nationwide & OCONUS Positions Qualifications See what it takes to be a successful Lockheed Martin employee. There is no innovation without imagination. You bring new, different and exciting ideas to the table every day. You are committed to the success of your team.
    • Curious The ability to explore and drive new ideas. You think innovatively to come up with creative solutions to complex challenges.
      • Goal-oriented From planning and organizing to decision making, goal orientation produces impactful results. You set goals and strive to make things happen quickly and efficiently.
        • Proactive The ability to anticipate, plan and prepare for what lies ahead. You act rather than react to potential situations. You work to tackle tough problems with complex solutions.
          • Strategic You observe, reflect and analyze processes to make more informed decisions. Quote "Before I came to Lockheed Martin, I never thought I'd get these opportunities. The benefits available and the company's value culture make it an incredibly supportive place to work, and I'm grateful to work somewhere that wants me to succeed. I hope to have a long career here making an impact, and I know I'll be supported in doing that every step of the way." Ryan J., Enterprise Operations 0:58 0:57 We asked Jaime: Q Why do you like working at Lockheed Martin? What gets you out of bed in the morning to come to work? Employee Q&A Job Responsibilities Senior Electro-Optical Research Scientist Job ID: 552822BR Date posted: Mar. 31, 2021 Locations: Louisville, Colorado Description:Join the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) as an Senior Electro-Optical Research Scientist! The ATC is the research lab for Lockheed Martin Space. Through our own skills and those of our partners-including universities and research labs around the world-we're able to put vision in motion. While we are a part of LM's space division, our technologies are far-reaching across domains. ATC's story is written in the success of missions here on Earth and far, far into space. Our innovation extends beyond incremental change. We strive for first-of-a-kind capability with enduring impact. Whatever the application, our charter is to build groundbreaking technologies. At the ATC, we're inspiring change in our endless pursuit of what's next.

            As a Senior Electro-Optical Research Scientist at the ATC, you will participate in the full life cycle developing optical systems from initial concept design through flight hardware delivery. We will ask you to develop and design optical systems and assume accountability for all critical aspects of an optical system throughout its lifecycle. In this role you will be part of a small research and development team of about five research scientists and technical specialists. You will spend about 50% of your time in the lab supporting multiple programs and projects, and 50% performing analysis work. Some of your responsibilities will include:

            --- Performing the conceptual design, analysis, detailed design and development of technologies, techniques, and implementations for fiber laser systems, non-liner optical materials, and/or other laser remote sensing systems, with emphasis on fiber laser components
            --- Working with optical systems and architectures engineering teams, and product engineering to ensure successful systems design, development, modeling and simulation, analysis, and testing
            --- Performing design trade studies and system verification analyses to optimize candidate system performance, cost, size and weight

            We are looking for someone with strong analytic and communication skills who can establishing and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, internal and external customers, suppliers, and other partners. You will be working in dynamic, multi-disciplinary system development teams, participating with architecture design & development teams in active optical system development. You have some exposure in the study of physical interactions, processes, and spectroscopy to understand their applications relative to a particular EO Sensor design. Your experience should include new concept formation & analysis, rapid prototype development, and rapid TRL progression of developed technologies to initial products. We will look to you for strong technical writing, presentation skills for reports, proposals, technical presentations, and interaction with customers, team members, and suppliers. The ability to communicate complex ideas and explain relevant technology and concepts to an audience of both specialists and non-experts will be essential to success.

            **This position may require domestic travel as necessary to fulfill job responsibilities

            You would typically have a Bachelors degree and 5-10 years of professional experience, a Masters and 3-8 years, or a PhD and 0-5 years.

            To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking.

            Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:
            --- Medical
            --- Dental
            --- 401k
            --- Paid time off
            --- Work/life balance
            --- Career development
            --- Mentorship opportunities
            --- Rewards & recognition

            Learn more about Lockheed Martin's competitive and comprehensive benefits package.
            Basic Qualifications:
            --- Experience or familiarity with optical design and analysis software tools. Examples include Zemax, FRED, GLAD, Code-V and LASCAD
            --- Experience or familiarity with modeling and simulation tools such as MATLAB/Simulink, LabView, MathCAD, and/or Mathematica
            --- Exposure to and understanding of the systems engineering, integration, and test of work products, tools, and associated processes
            --- US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance
            Desired Skills:
            --- Knowledge and experience developing fiber-based optical sources, developing high power, high energy fiber-based master oscillator power amplifier systems, pulsed front ends, specifying fiber optic devices and components, predicting system performance, and troubleshooting fiber-based systems and components
            --- Knowledge and experience with nonlinear optical phenomena in optical fibers including stimulated Brillouin scattering, stimulated Raman scattering, self-phase modulation, four-wave mixing, etc., and standard mitigation strategies
            --- Knowledge and experience using large mode area and photonic crystal fibers
            --- Knowledge and experience cleaving and splicing a variety of fibers and fiber coupled components
            --- Knowledge of laser remote sensing and/or laser-based free-space optical communications theory, applications, systems and techniques.
            --- Experience is desired in end-to-end optical remote sensor development.
            --- Demonstrated proficiency in proposal writing and other aspects of business development is desired.
            --- Active TS/SCI clearance 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 match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings. Ability to Work Remotely: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility. Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits. Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration. Clearance Level: Secret Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All 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 status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They're dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

            As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin's vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers' toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories. Experience Level: Experienced Professional Business Unit: SPACE Relocation Available: Possible Career Area: Electro-Optical Engineering Type: Full-Time Shift: First We're thrilled that you are interested in joining the team at Lockheed Martin! Since applying for a job can be a bit of a mystery at times, we wanted to let you know exactly what to expect during the process with Lockheed Martin. Living our Company Values Amid COVID-19 Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our employees have lived the company's core values of doing what's right, respecting others, and performing with excellence. Lockheed Martin: In The Community Evan Sanders, a running miracle himself, survived his battle with cancer and is now one of the many Lockheed Martin employees who give back to their communities. Learn more here. Day-in-the-Life Testing for Human Landing System To determine how astronauts will live and work in the lunar lander, we're taking you on a day-in-the-life testing for Human Landing System (HLS). What should you and your team members do after work? Find the best places to hang out around the city. Lockheed Martin utilizes our own internal Talent Acquisition Organization to fill our employment needs. If you are contacted over the phone or e-mailed, by a company listing a Lockheed Martin job and requesting your personal information, allegedly on Lockheed Martin's behalf, please do not respond. Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All 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 status.

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