Jacobs Mid-level Optical Engineer in Greenbelt, Maryland
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The work includes the study, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification and operations of spaceflight, airborne and ground system hardware and software, including development and validation of new technologies to enable future space and science missions. The Applicant for this position will be responsible for Interacting with a multi-disciplinary team in the research, development, and implementation of integrated optical-mechanical-electrical-electro-optical systems and subsystems for ground and space flight applications. Define appropriate design, analysis and verification/test plans for new and existing photonic, fiber optic, and electro-optical components. Analyze Electrical and electro-optical characterization data for photonics components and subsystems, to verify suitability and reliability in flight application. Evaluate existing designs and standard Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) products for applicability in high reliability space-flight instrument and spacecraft bus designs. Support fabrication, assembly and test of photonic and electro-optical components through system testing and final integration. Develop presentation packages for Project and Conferences germane to the NASA activities.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Higher technical diploma Undergrad or Graduate degree from an accredited college in the field of electro-mechanics, or equivalent. BS degree in Optical, Electrical Engineering or physics and five (5) years practical experience with electronic, electro-optical, fiber optic, or photonic manufacturing or test, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience in electro-mechanical systems in an industrial or a research environment. Demonstrated experience in design and machining of mechanical parts; precision assembly and construction would be an advantage. Demonstrated expertise in a laboratory or clean room work environment. Co-op or post graduation experience in fiber optic or electro-optic research or development. Experience in clean room operation Knowledge of laboratory bench-test systems for electrical or quality assurance testing, and the design, installation and/or maintenance of electronic systems will be considered an asset. Basic working knowledge of specialized equipment used in fiber-optic/optic/electro-optic facility. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Description of Work Environment (50% of time or required as needed)
- The work place will be a typical Office environment or Electronics Laboratory
Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (50% of time or required as needed)
- Various laboratory test equipment i.e. (DMM, PS, Oscilloscope, Power Meter, Ampere meters, Ampere probes, etc. etc.)
Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)
- Necessity for regular attendance required
Roles and Responsibilities:
Carry out detector calibration and performance tests, develop test fixtures, setup test hardware, prepare flight hardware for testing, and perform testing and test data analysis and test report writing.
Must be well acquainted with critical space hardware cleanliness requirements and contamination control in the handling and protection of detector devices and subsystems in clean room and laminar flow bench environments, and be ESD cognizant, trained and certified to handle flight hardware.
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