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Electro-Optical Engineer in the Calibration of Sensors

Apply Now Job ID: 485022BR Date posted: May. 29, 2019 City: Sunnyvale State: California Program: ATC
Description:Sunnyvale, California:
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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 are able to put vision in motion. While we are a part of LM's space division, our technologies are far-reaching across domains. Napkin sketches of lasers that can shoot down UAVs—we made it real. Changing molecules so metals behave differently? We invented that. ATC’s story is written in the success of missions here on Earth and far, far into space. Our innovation extends beyond incremental change. We strive for first-of-a-kind capability with enduring impact. Whatever the application, our charter is to create game-changing technologies. At the ATC, we are inspiring change in our endless pursuit of what is next.

We are searching for a Calibration Electro-Optical Engineer to join our extraordinary team. In this role you will lead the radiometric calibration of electro-optical sensors and instruments for government, defense, and/or commercial/civil space applications. Some of your responsibilities will include:
• Analyze, and test electro-optical systems that can include telescope/optics, spectral filters, focal plane arrays, command, control, and processing electronics, mechanisms, active and passive thermal control subsystems.
• Generate calibration plans that are executed to yield NIST-traceable calibrated sensor systems with high confidence.
• Develop and maintain performance and uncertainty budgets, and coordinates requirements with System Engineers.
• Help test engineers develop tests of components and systems to support requirements verification and validation of system performance.

You are someone who has strong analytic and communication skills and work well in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment. You will both lead and support technical development projects. You will have proven experience clearly communicating complex ideas and explaining relevant technologies and concepts to an audience of both experts and non-experts. You will be responsible for writing reports and proposals, preparing and delivering presentations and new business pitches.

Typically has a Bachelors degree and 9 - 15 years of professional experience, a Masters degree and 7 - 13 years, or a PhD and 4 - 10 years.

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
• Rewards & recognition

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

Keyword\\Phrases Include:
Calibration of Sensors Systems, Electro-Optical Infrared System, EOIR, Electro Optical Engineering, Focal Plane, Sensor Performance, Modeling of calibrator and signal path radiance, MATLAB, remote sensing, LIDAR, 3D mapping, hyperspectral, Earth and Atmospheric Observations.
Basic Qualifications:
• Experience with radiometric calibration of sensors or sensor subsystems
• Experience with or of knowledge of calibration uncertainty analysis or performance budgets
• Experience validating analysis predictions with test data
Desired Skills:
• Knowledge and experience making measurements with calibrated detectors or sources
• Experience transferring calibration from a calibrated detector or source to a unit under test
• NIST-traceable absolute and relative calibration
• Modeling of calibrator and signal path radiance
• Analysis of test data and comparison to pre-test analysis (model validation
• Experience programming analysis code in MATLAB
• Uncertainty budget development balancing mission needs and HW /SW capability
• Understanding of what it takes to make a sensor / instrument calibratable
• Familiarity with the multiple disciplines that affect calibratability, such as electrical, thermal, optical, geometrical, mechanical
• Experience developing a calibration plan
• Analysis experience in calibration algorithms development and performance assessment with test data
• Troubleshooting anomalous test artifacts
• Experience with systems for one or more of: remote sensing, LIDAR, 3D mapping, hyperspectral, Earth / atmospheric observations
• Basic understanding of detector physics
• Basic understanding of noise types and statistics
• Aging effects and properties, and aging effects in space environments
• Calibrator source architecture and design
• Skill at presenting complex technical concepts to customers, management, and people from other technical disciplines
• Active security clearance
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 Professional Business Unit: ESS4400 SPACE Relocation Available: Yes Career Area: Electro-Optical Engineering Clearance Level: TS/SCI Type: Full-Time Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: 9x80A-9,9,9,9,8 hrs/d in wk1, /9,9,9,9,off in wk2 Shift: First Apply Now

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