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Solid State Laser Engineer

Apply Now Job ID: 539231BR Date posted: Sep. 11, 2020 City: LouisvilleState: Colorado
Description:Are you passionate about state-of-the-art technology in space exploration, and seeing your work applied to real life applications that travel to space? Then you should join Lockheed Martin Space’s Optical Payload Center of Excellence (OPCoE) for space applications as an Electro-Optical Engineer!

Your responsibilities will include:

• Supporting solid-state laser development for projects and programs in the areas of concept development, detailed design, and hands-on laser system build & characterization
• Participating in the engineering development of unique solid-state laser designs through design analysis and tolerancing, key component and performance specifications, and development of test methodologies
• Coordinating and supporting the build, alignment, and performance characterization of solid-state laser assemblies, including for space-based and airborne payloads
• Deriving specifications for key components and engaging with vendors for procurement
• Participating in program technical Customer milestone reviews

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

The Optical Payload Center of Excellence (OPCoE) enables new frontiers in visible-light and infrared systems, missile defense, space exploration and much more. Our members integrate authorities across the nation, within Lockheed Martin, our industry partners and leading research universities, into one fast-acting, collaborative group.

We are looking for a strong background in Electro-optical engineering. You should demonstrate effective verbal communication, develop concise and professional technical presentations, and deliver briefings to peers, leadership, and US Government customers. You should be able to work in a classified environment.

Some travel required to support post-delivery testing.

This position is contingent upon program award expected in 4th quarter 2020.

You would typically have a Bachelors and 2 - 5 years of professional experience.

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.
Basic Qualifications:
• Hands-on skills with ability to assemble, align and characterize operational performance, and troubleshoot solid-state lasers, including (but not limited to) laser resonators, amplifiers and associated optical sub-assemblies in support of R&D, laser technology maturation, and/or new product development activities
• Solid understanding of optical, solid-state laser, and/or Lidar system engineering
• Experience with numerical analysis using Mathcad and/or Matlab
• Working knowledge of laser laboratory protocol and test equipment including oscilloscopes, laser beam analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and/or laser drive electronics
• Understanding of geometrical optics, laser design engineering, and laser safety
• US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance
Desired Skills:
• Experience with design, assembly, integration and test of highly engineered space-qualified laser systems
• Model design solutions that can be fabricated for laboratory test and characterization prior to development
• Perform design trade studies and system verification analyses to optimize candidate system performance, cost, size and weight
• Able to prepare, conduct briefings and participate in technical and programmatic meetings with internal and external representatives
• Experience with assembly and test of non-linear optical wavelength conversion of lasers, such as harmonic generation, optical parametric conversion, or Raman
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.Telecommute: The work associated with this position will be performed at the designated Lockheed Martin facility. Situational telecommuting may be considered and authorized at the discretion of your leader and based upon the role.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: 9x80 every other Friday offSecurity 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: ScientistType: Full-TimeVirtual Location: no Shift: First Apply Now

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