COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. As a federal contractor, DCS is required to comply with Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance requiring contractor personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Effective January 18, 2022, DCS will require all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated before their start date unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation.
DCS is seeking an Aero-Optical Scientist/Engineer to support research and development for the United States Air Force Research Lab. This position will be part of a team of scientists and engineers that develop seeker technologies for next generation weapon systems.
Essential Job Functions:
Study aero-optic and aero-thermal effects on IR windows and optical systems.
Support modeling and simulation of IR optical systems including targets, background, atmospherics, point spread functions, wavefronts, FPA temporal and spatial noise.
Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.
BS Degree in Optics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related technical degree.
At least 5 or more years of experience modeling, analyzing and simulating IR optical systems including vehicle aerodynamics, heating, hypersonic velocity.
Applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD secret security clearance.
Proficiency in Matlab or equivalent.
Understanding and/or experience in:
Passive optical systems in the IR used for various applications e.g. seekers and celestial navigation.
Statistics, IR camera calibration and processing of images with Matlab or equivalent.
Spatial and temporal noise.
Point source NEI.
Extended target NER/NETD.
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR).
Laboratory or field measurements with optical systems/components.
Zemax or equivalent optical design and analysis code.
Existing DoD secret security clearance.