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Electro-Optics System Performance Analyst

The Aerospace Corporation , El Segundo, CA, United States
Employer Description

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?

 

The Integrated Sensor Systems Design and Analysis Department evaluates the performance of ground-based and space-based electro-optical sensors.  This evaluation ranges from the laboratory development of prototype sensor concepts, optical and stray light performance analysis of existing and proposed sensors, and the system performance of homogeneous and heterogeneous networked sensor constellations.  Our Department addresses remote sensing applications of national urgency:  overhead persistent infrared, space situational awareness, and others.  Seeking motivated individuals with experience in remote sensing that can bring applicable skills in hardware, software, sensor analysis, image science and/or mathematics.

Job Description

Key Functions

  • System performance analysis of electro-optical imaging and spectroscopic sensors from visible through long-wave infrared.
  • Conceptual design, development, integration and test of electro-optical systems.
  • Identification and evaluation of emerging technologies and their impact on remote sensing applications.
Job Requirements
Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in optics, physics, electrical engineering or another related discipline.
  • 1 - 3 or more years of experience.
  • Analytic skills in one or more areas of electro-optical sensor performance, such as radiometry, spectroscopy, stray light, optical design, and testing.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills in one or more areas of visible and infrared electro-optical sensor performance, including radiometry, pan-chromatic, multi-, and hyperspectral image processing and exploitation.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Top Secret SCI SSBI security clearance issued by the DoD (US citizenship required).

 

Preferred

  • Masters or PhD in optics, physics, astronomy or another related discipline from an accredited university.
  • Laboratory experience with optical instrumentation and setups.
  • Experience with radiometric transfer models such as MODTRAN.
  • Strong Python or C++ computer programming skills in an engineering application environment.
JOB DETAILS
POSTED
07 November 2019
CLOSES
07 December 2019
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
REQUIRED EDUCATION
Bachelor's Degree
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
Open
JOB FUNCTION
Engineer
FIELD
Research and Development