DCS is seeking an EO/IR research engineer to support our operations in applying science and technology, high performance computing resources and advanced laboratory technology to the problem of developing and testing advanced multi-spectral seeker systems and components for the United States Air Force (USAF).
Essential Job Functions:
Support Infrared Scene Projector (IRSP) laboratory testing, including test design, development, construction, setup, operation, test data collection, calibration, and post test data analysis of prototype and advanced IR scene projection systems, IR scene generation systems, IR cameras and components.
Coordinate with laboratory and project team(s) on understanding the operational principles and modes of the scene projectors, and sensor units under test and applying that knowledge to the setup and construction of appropriate test hardware.
Support laboratory test, including setup, debugging, operation and documentation.
Develop, maintain, and implement test and post-test analysis software for characterizing system performance and exploring system operational detail. Produce graphical and tabular data products for documenting test results, presenting findings to others, and developing test reports.
Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.
Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or physics plus 3 years of experience, Masters degree plus 1 year of experience or Ph.D.
Applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD secret security clearance within 6-9 months.
General knowledge of optics along with lab experience with optics, collimators and visible or IR cameras desirable.
Experience using and writing software code to externally control electronic test equipment, oscilloscopes, precision voltmeters desirable.
Familiarity with Linux and Windows operating systems.
Experience in the following areas: optical components, optical test station alignment, data collection and analysis, experience using visible and IR cameras, precision voltmeters, oscilloscopes and other test equipment.
Able to work effectively both within a team and individually.
Experience with computer programming/use for experiment operation, data collection and analysis.
Experience with programming tools such as MATLAB or Python is desired, C++ would also be acceptable for an applicant willing to learn MATLAB and/or Python.
Analysis and coding experience in the area of image processing.
Experience with radiometry and IR theory and measurements desirable
Experience with LN2 handling, cryogenic dewars/refrigerators, and chillers are desirable.
Experience with vacuum system operation (e.g., diffusion, turbo, and ion pumps).
Existing DoD Secret security clearance.