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BAE Systems

Senior Optical Engineer (Hybrid)



Full Time

On Site


Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Job Description Engineering lead on a multi-disciplinary design team with focus in optics for multi-million dollar imaging and laser applications. Work includes developing concepts and solutions for optical systems that meet Department of Defense customer requirements. Primary product applications include airborne electro-optic imaging and reconnaissance systems. This is an opportunity to contribute in developing cutting edge technology.

**Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status**

Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Ability to apply optical engineering principles to formulate new concepts and solutions for airborne reconnaissance and remote sensing applications for use in harsh environmental conditions.
  • Well versed in geometrical optics, physical optics, interferometry, optical testing, and optical alignment techniques. Specific experience in imaging, holography or speckle interferometry is highly desirable.
  • Engineering responsibility for assigned projects in an IPT environment for precision optical design, analysis, and simulation.
  • Familiarity with optical materials and detectors used in the infrared and visible spectral ranges.
  • Ability to independently analyze and evaluate a design concept. To produce realistic assessment of risks and to develop strategies for mitigating major risks to the projects.
  • Willingness and ability to perform "hands-on" technical work in laboratory and field environments involving electro-optical metrology, optical alignment, system testing, data collection and analysis.
  • Formed previous partnerships with teams and associates, closely working with industry leaders in optical engineering.
  • Demonstrated leadership roles in project engineering, technical and collaborative team environments.
  • Requires Bachelor and at least 4 year of experience
  • Must be experienced in Zemax and CodeV optical design software.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Masters degree and 8 years of work experience.
  • Experience with Matlab for numerical simulations and data/image processing and analysis highly desired.
  • Experience with Creo ProE 3D CAD design software desired.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.