L3 Technologies Senior Optical Design Engineer in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Senior Optical Design Engineer


Role Summary/Purpose

L3 SSG has an opportunity for a Sr Optical Design Engineer to join our talented engineering organization. Optical Design Engineers at L3 SSG are responsible for a wide range of assignments from conceptual design & analysis to as-built modeling & simulation during alignment & test of precision optical systems for space, airborne and ground environments in both aerospace and commercial communities. The Sr Optical Design Engineer will be a key member of a multi-disciplined and cross-organizational program team and is expected to interface with technical leads, program management, customers and suppliers as required.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Optical Design expertise and key optical engineering contributor in an inter-disciplinary program team.

  • Development of optical designs to satisfy system level requirements.

  • Support of opto-mechanical concept development.

  • Conduct engineering analyses and evaluation of optical systems.

  • Develop optical system performance predictions and tolerance analysis.

  • Provide technical solutions to various optics related problems.

  • Provide thorough documentation of work performed.

  • Participate in the development of plans for fabrication of components and assemblies, and the alignment, integration and test of optical systems.

  • Support customer reviews and telecons.

  • Provide design trades and optical design support to proposals.

  • Serve as technical interface to optical component suppliers.

  • Mentor junior level engineers.


Qualifications/ Requirements

  • BS in Optical Engineering or Physics, MS preferred.

  • Five to nine years of experience in optical design for precision optics and advanced optical systems for aerospace applications.

  • Experience in optical design & analysis tools such as Code V, Zemax, FRED or equivalent.

  • Experience with interferometers, test & alignment equipment, and metrology methods is desired

  • Strong analytical modeling and hardware build experience for low-rate aerospace production programs is a plus.

  • Experience as a technical lead is highly desired.

  • Experience supporting new business proposal or IR&D technology development efforts is a plus.

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills for interfacing with senior management and customers as well as mentoring of younger engineers.

  • Strong self-motivation.

  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Successful candidates must meet eligibility requirements to access U.S. classified information.

L3 SSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage minorities, women, veterans and disabled individuals to apply. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

U.S. Citizen status is required

NOTE: This position can be a Salary Grade ­T03 or T04 based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

The Company

L3Technologies is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. Our customers include the U.S. Department of Defense and its prime contractors, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Justice, allied foreign governments, domestic and foreign commercial customers and select other U.S. federal, state and local government agencies.


L3 SSG specializes in the development, manufacturing and qualification of remote E-O sensing payloads, instruments and major sub-systems primarily for space as well as unique airborne applications. Space mission areas include major science investigation, situational awareness, launch detection and weather analysis. Primary markets served include NASA, DoD, intelligence communities and commercial space. Primary airborne contributions include hyperspectral payloads for specialized overseas missions and critical line-of-sight control sub-systems for targeting systems.

Job Physics

Primary Location USA-Massachusetts-Wilmington

US Security Clearance Required: None

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day - 1st

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Organization: Engineering-20000601

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Posting: May 16, 2018, 11:21:19 AM

Req ID: 098441