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Staff Fiber Laser Engineer

Littleton, Colorado; Louisville, Colorado

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Staff Fiber Laser Engineer

Littleton, Colorado; Louisville, Colorado

Job ID: 567085BR Date posted: Aug. 23, 2021 Locations: Littleton, Colorado; Louisville, ColoradoProgram: Varies
Description:Are you passionate about state-of-the-art technology in space exploration? Do you like seeing your work applied to real life applications that travel to space? Then you should join Lockheed Martin Space’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) as a Staff Fiber Laser Engineer!

The Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is the research lab for Lockheed Martin Space. Through our own skills and those of our partners—including universities and research labs around the world—we’re able to put vision in motion. While we are a part of LM's space division, our technologies are far-reaching across domains. ATC’s story is written in the success of missions here on Earth and far, far into space.

The ATC is seeking a Staff Fiber Laser Engineer with expertise in the development of fiber lasers/amplifiers and nonlinear optical systems and devices. You should have experience in the design and modeling of lasers/amplifiers and frequency conversion devices, familiarity with current state-of-the-art in fiber lasers/amplifiers and nonlinear optical materials, and experience with the characterization and optimization of laser and nonlinear optical systems. Additional knowledge of related laser-based remote sensing technologies is desired, including coherent and direct detection laser radar, radiometry, Fourier/wave optics, beam propagation, and/or atmospheric sciences.

Some of your responsibilities in this role will include the following:
• Selection of laser and/or nonlinear optical technologies
• Design of laser and nonlinear optical systems and devices
• Evaluation of predicted performance through computational modeling and analysis
• Laboratory testing and experimental demonstration
• Prototype development
• System analysis and integration
• Field demonstration
• Contribution to summary reports, oral presentations, and/or technical proposals is expected.

We are looking for someone with excellent written/presentation/oral communication skills to communicate with diverse audiences.

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:
• Medical
• Dental
• 401k
• Paid time off
• Work/life balance
• Career development
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Basic Qualifications:
• Expertise in the design of laser and nonlinear optical systems and devices, including laser resonators, amplifiers, and parametric frequency converters.
• Expertise in modeling and analysis of fiber lasers and/or nonlinear optical frequency conversion
• Significant experience in one or more of the following areas: customized simulations of laser physics and quantum electronics, diffractive beam propagation, thermo-optic effects and parametric processes
• Strong knowledge of laser and optical physics
• DoD Top Secret clearance
Desired Skills:
• PhD in Physics, Optics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Math, or related fields is strongly desired.
• Familiarity with optical design and analysis software tools. Examples include Zemax, FRED, GLAD, Code-V and LASCAD.
• Familiarity with laboratory development and modeling software tools (i.e. Matlab/Simulink, Labview, and Mathcad).
• Knowledge of related laser-based remote sensing technologies (i.e. coherent and direct detection laser radar, radiometry, Fourier/wave optics, beam propagation, and/or atmospheric sciences, optical detection, signal/image processing).
• Field-related contacts/network.
• Ideally experienced with both product development and technology development organizations.
• Expertise in high-power ruggedized nanosecond-pulsed and continuous-wave fiber laser systems is desired.
• Expertise in directed energy systems is desired.
• Technical leadership of laser and NLO hardware transition to high TRL (for terrestrial, airborne, and/or space applications).
• Current TS/SCI clearance Other Important Information You Should Know Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.Ability to Work Remotely: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per weekSecurity Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: TS/SCI Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced ProfessionalBusiness Unit: SPACERelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: Electro-Optical Engineering Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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