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Radiation Effects Engineer

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Responsibilites: The Radiation Effects Engineer implements the ionizing radiation control plan for space programs. This includes understanding electronic component applications within a design and then determining, by the review of radiation effects data &/or experimental test, if each component meets program objectives and customer reqirements from a radiation effects perspective. This position requires for the radiation effects engineer to interact effectively with design and component engineering staff.

Experience: At least 3 years of relevant radiation effects engineering experience to include the analysis of both single event effects and total ionizing dose in digital and/or analog electronic components.

At least 2 years of relevant hands-on experience in performing experimental measurements of one or more of the following for electronic components:

1) SEE effects with heavy ion, proton, and/or neutron beams.

2) TID/ELDRS effects

At least 1 year of experience with the calculation of on-orbit SEE upset rates via Creme96, Space Radiation, or an equivalent tool.

Reliability and/or EEE Component Engineering experience a plus

Education: B.S. or graduate degree in electrical engineering, physics, or other applicable engineering discipline.

 

Laser Systems Engineer

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Candidates for the Laser Systems Engineer position will have experience leading and performing technical activities on programs involving laser weapon, illuminator, and/or communication systems. Candidates should possess solid technical credentials in the field of optical engineering or optical physics and have excellent communication skills and demonstrated leadership ability. In addition to optical domain knowledge, the successful candidate will have experience in executing the following systems engineering processes on laser programs:


∑ System architecture definition

∑ Requirements definition and allocation

∑ Performance analysis and simulation

∑ Interface definition and management

∑ Trade Studies

∑ Optical design integration

∑ Verification and validation


Projects range from short studies to the development of major weapon systems. Recent examples of projects for the Laser Systems Engineer include:


∑ The Airborne Laser (ABL) Program

∑ The Mobile Tactical High Energy Laser (MTHEL) program

∑ The Joint High Power Solid State Laser (JHPSSL) program

∑ The ABL Beacon Illuminator Laser (BILL) Program

∑ The Strategic Illuminator (SILL) Program

∑ Advanced Laser Weapon Concepts and Applications


Successful candidates for the position of Laser Systems Engineer will lead and participate in system engineering teams executing the design and delivery of laser systems or payloads. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:


∑ A comprehensive problem solving approach to transforming customer needs and requirements into a solution set of systems products and designs.

∑ Strong interpersonal skills to successfully manage the systems engineering lifecycle.

∑ A strong academic background with a Bachelorís degree in science or engineering (preferably optics or physics)

∑ A knack for leading other engineers

∑ Training and/or experience in the field of optical physics and/or optical design

∑ Strong analytical and planning skills

∑ Well-developed communication and presentation skills

U.S. Citizenship is required.



Communications Engineers

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Strong background on communications to include RF, Analog, digital, DSP, waveform development, and system requirements development. Allocation of functional and performance requirements to hardware and software elements of system. Sensitivity, link budgets, and cosite analysis. Analysis/design to ensure concurrent simultaneous operation of multiple functions to include processor sizing, bus loading, and timing analysis.



Optical Engineer

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The Laser and Optical Products Department is responsible for providing engineering support to a variety of laser and electro-optical payload programs. Laser programs are dominated by high-energy chemical and solid-state laser technology. This hardware focused group supports product development throughout all phases of a program. Our department also conducts integration and testing of high-energy laser systems at our Capistrano Test Site (CTS), just 60 miles south of Space Park. In addition, low absorption measurements are made at our Precision Metrology Facility at CTS. The Laser and Optical Products Department also has an Optical Fabrication Shop that does both mirror polishing and optical metrology. Additional areas of responsibility include diagnostics design, fabrication and test, and astronomical and infrared systems. Typical responsibilities include: Hardware specification: procurement support for IR and visible optical components and coatings; technical oversight of optical component manufacturing; and interfacing with vendors. Requirements definition: assistance with generating power, wavefront error, alignment, efficiency, and polarization budgets; assistance with EQ and drawing spec development; and performing error budgets. Hardware assembly: optical assembly; bonding; and alignment. Performance testing and analysis: testing to space qualify components; data acquisition; and analysis of performance data. Technical procedure development, planning, and documentation. Design and operation of diagnostics to measure temporal power, beam pointing, temporal and wavelength spectral content. Data acquisition and analysis of performance data. Education: BS, MS Optics BS, MS Physics, with concentration in Optics may be accepted. Required Skills: The successful candidate will have: excellent written and communication skills; the desire and ability to work with a team; be flexible, self motivated, and confident; and be willing to learn new skills and disciplines. Experience with optical system design, assembly, and alignment. Knowledge of physical optics and wavefront control. Knowledge of materials and material properties such as birefringence, Desired skills: Desired skills include data analysis, programming and numerical analysis of data using Matlab, MathCAD, Mathematica or equivalent and Optical design experience using Zemax or Code V. Ability to implement data acquisition and control systems (LabVIEW or equivalent).



EO Systems Lead

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The Laser and Optical Products Department is responsible for providing engineering support to a variety of laser and electro-optical payload programs. Laser programs are dominated by high-energy chemical and solid-state laser technology. This hardware focused group supports product development throughout all phases of a program. Our department also conducts integration and testing of high-energy laser systems at our Capistrano Test Site (CTS), just 60 miles south of Space Park. In addition, low absorption measurements are made at our Precision Metrology Facility at CTS. The Laser and Optics Products Department also has an Optical Fabrication Shop that does both mirror polishing and optical metrology. Additional areas of responsibility include diagnostics design, fabrication and test, and astronomical and infrared systems. Typical responsibilities include: Assessment of electro-optic design of diagnostics to measure temporal power, beam pointing, temporal and wavelength spectral content. Definition of system requirements and generation of error budgets. Electro-Optical system assembly and alignment. Technical documentation and presentation. Data acquisition and performance data analyses. Set up and operation of motion control stages and measurement equipment. Education: BS or MS Electrical Engineering with emphasis on optics BS or MS Electro-optics BS or MS Optics 10-15 years of experience SC / EBI Required. Required Skills: The successful candidate will: have excellent written and communication skills; have the desire and ability to work with a team; and be flexible, self-motivated, and confident. Understanding of and ability to assess precision Opto-mechanical control systems. Understanding of and ability to critique designs and determine if mission objectives are achievable. Hands on experience with deliverable Electro-optical systems. Security Clearance Required.



Lead Communication Systems Analyst

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Lead 10+ person sys engineering team in design, analysis, develop & integration of advanced communications & DSP capabilities for avionics systems. Project activities focus on advances architecture studies, reqs & performance analysis & allocation, systems modeling & simulation & algorithm development. Coordinate sys engineering support to hardware/software design, verification, integration, test & delivery. Requires mentorship of first-level leaders. Strong analytical, organizational & communication skills required.



Software Engineers

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The ideal candidate will have system level experience on a complex system with some experience in an avionics system. We are looking for the candidate to participate in the design of the software infrastructure that enables the CNI system to power-up, start waveforms, manage assets and configure waveforms. The candidate should have a good working knowledge of UML techniques with experience using either the Rhapsody or Rationale Rose tools. The ideal candidate would be knowledgeable about CORBA techniques and preferably have working knowledge of JTRS.



Security Engineers

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System Security Engineer on a Type 1 embedded network device and Software Defined Radio System. Design system hat provides data communications with COMSEC and TRANSEC using Advanced Infosec Module (AIM). Design of encryption, decryption, generation of TRANSEC bit streams, and manage key material support functions. Motorola RTOS C/C++, Vxworks experience.Technical development through all phases of systems development life cycle. Provided technical expertise and direction. Developed TEO,TOC,FSDA and UIC documentation. Worked in the System Engineering Process Group (SEPG) to plan, coordinate, and manage the software process improvement programs. Specification (SRS) using UM and Rational Rose. Produced a top-level architecture of the system being developed for the NRO. Lead development team to define external interfaces to and Embedded system under development and document these interfaces. Supported software development team and customer to produce a Systems Test Plan and Procedure document(s), which describes how the system will be tested to verify that, its requirements are satisfied. VME/PCI Interface, Sun, Unix, Java, C++, Knowledgeable of security aspects regarding requirements and design of hardware/software communication systems. Task will involve preparation of RCCA, architecture updates, and SSAA. Particular emphasis will be on transition of design into JTRS architectures



Antenna Engineers

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Design, analysis, and test of antenna systems



Military Networking Systems Engineers

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At least a BSEE or BSCE, preferable a MS, with 7-20 years experience in military networking. Specifically, experience in designing and implementing several of the following: JTIDS/Link 16, SINCGARS ESIP, UHF SATCOM DAMA, EPLRS, TDDS, TIBS, IBS, Digital Battlefield, SIPRNET and JWICS. Individual must have superb analytical knowledge of LAN and WAN concepts, to include protocols and network layers, timing and traffic analysis, failure modes, and the ability to perform complex design tradeoffs. US Citizen required.




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