Senior Principal Electro-Optical Systems Engineer/Architect
Solidus is searching for a senior level Principal Electro-Optical Systems Engineer.Successful candidate will join a team actively forging groundbreaking technologies, engineered the impossible, and providing actionable intelligence for the security of the nation.Responsibilities: - Evaluate and shape customer requirements, assisting business development in defining the opportunity spaces in which future contracts lie. - Develop top-level system architecture of mission solutions, including optical and electronic design requirements, on-board processing requirements, platform interfaces, and CONOPS - Define, execute, and oversee system design trades. - Interface with customers throughout the product life cycle as the lead technical representative of the product development team. - Lead program teams to develop optical system design concepts - Flow down system requirements to lower-level assemblies and components. - Prepare and present of material for formal design reviews and customer meetings. - Define and lead internal IR&D projectsExperience Required: - ship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance - Bachelor's degree with 12+ years of relevant work experience - OR 10 years of relevant work experience with Master's degree - Preferred Degree concentrations: optical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics - Ability to decompose complex systems into logical building blocks and the ability to develop the requisite error budgets and requirements traceability - Evaluation and definition of the optical, mechanical, electrical, and environmental inputs into an EO/IR system and their influence on overall requirements compliance - Program planning including scope definition, resourcing, and budgeting - Proficient technical writing skills including proposal content, requirements specifications, verification matrices, verification plans, and verification reports - CONOPS development - Technical leadership of cross-functional/discipline teamsPreferred Experience: - Experience in architecting and/or developing imaging system solutions for spaceborne missions - Knowledge of EO industry technical capabilities (e.g., focal planes, electronics) for space systems, supporting architecting of EO payloads - Mission level performance requirements including: NIIRS (image quality), Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), Minimum Detectable Target and/or geolocation. - Mission level phenomenology including Solar illuminated signal and thermal emission of objects and background/clutter and appropriate selection of spectral bandsReq ID 4465Applicants selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship may be required. Solidus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. NOTICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, DISABLED VETERANS AND OTHER PROTECTED VETERANS. It is the policy of this Company to seek and employ qualified individuals at all locations and facilities, and to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation, insurance, benefits, promotion, transfer, and termination. To achieve this, we are dedicated to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans. The objective in adopting the Affirmative Action Programs is to place qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and other protected veterans in all job classifications. These Affirmative Action Programs are available for inspection by any applicant or employee by contacting the Company's EEO Coordinator, in the Human Resources office, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Please Note: Solidus does not accept applications from agencies, 3rd party vendors, or applications with incomplete information.