ECS is a federal contractor. As such, we are subject an Executive Order requiring all employees of federal contractors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Therefore, by applying for this position, you understand that you will be required to verify that you have been, or will be, fully vaccinated by December 8, or to verify that you cannot be vaccinated due to a legally recognized exception to the vaccine mandate set forth in the Executive Order. Note: An individual is not considered to be fully vaccinated until two weeks after receiving the second vaccine dosage in a vaccine regimen involving two vaccines. The above does not apply to personnel applying to United States Postal Service positions, however, as an ECS employee you will be required to complete the ECS COVID-19 survey to be compliant with Executive Order 14024. ECS is seeking aLaser Optics Scientist/Engineer to work in our Arlington, VA office. Please Note: This position is contingent upon contract award. Job Description: The successful candidate will provide scientific, engineering, and technical assistance (SETA) support to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The candidate will support a DARPA Program Manager in all technical aspects of program development and execution, including: planning; solicitation preparation; proposal/publication evaluation; independent review, analysis, and summary of relevant research; interaction with individuals from academia, industry and government; preparation and presentation of briefing materials, technical reports, and other program documents as required; and other tasks as needed. The candidate will identify, assess, prioritize, and offer recommendations on proposed and emerging technologies to program manager and performers. This position does not entail direct experimental research. Individuals will be expected to work on a multi-disciplinary team environment and work independently. Individuals must demonstrate exceptional professionalism, organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task effectively. The position requires interaction with government customers at all levels of authority and technical acuity, and therefore the individual must be able to effectively communicate technical information through excellent verbal and written skills. Due to the fast-paced environment, individuals must have a dedicated work ethic, be responsive to challenges that arise on the job, be flexible to schedule changes, show initiative and creativity, and be capable of developing new research concepts. Required Skills:
- Must have a Secret Clearance
- BS degree in Physics, Engineering, Optics, MS preferred.
- Experience in laser diode design and fabrication.
- Knowledge of optoelectronic devices, including operating principles, key characteristics, and design and test methodologies.
- Experience with ASIC design and manufacturing.
- Experience with one of more of the following: coherent power combining, optical phased arrays or high-power laser systems.