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Senior Principal Electro-Optical Systems Engineer/Architect

Company: Danbury Mission Technologies LLC
Location: Danbury
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: Senior Principal Electro-Optical Systems Engineer/Architect Come join a company where what you do makes a difference. For over 50 years, Danbury Mission Technologies, located in Danbury, CT has forged groundbreaking technologies that have pushed the limits of physics, engineered the impossible, and provided actionable intelligence to keep our Armed Forces and nation safe. We are dedicated to helping you grow your career by using all your talents, insights and experiences in a welcoming team environment. Bring your passion, commitment and curiosity and come grow with us as together we work to make our world a safer place. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Principal Electro-Optical Systems Engineer.Specific Requirements:There are no direct reports to this position; however, you will be responsible for the oversight and direction of project-specific teams of engineers executing design development of EO/IR systems. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Evaluation and shaping of customer requirements, assisting business development in defining the opportunity spaces in which future contracts lie.
  • Development of the top-level system architecture of mission solutions, including optical and electronic design requirements, on-board processing requirements, platform interfaces, and CONOPS.
  • Defining, executing, and overseeing system design trades.
  • Interfacing with customers throughout the product life cycle as the lead technical representative of the product development team.
  • Leading program teams, including other engineering disciplines and interfacing with program management, to develop optical system design concepts and decompose and flow down system requirements to lower-level assemblies and components.
  • Preparing and presenting of material for formal design reviews and customer meetings.
  • Defining and leading internal IR&D projects.Experience Required:
    • Bachelor's degree with 12+ years of relevant work experience or 10 years of relevant work experience with Master's degree,
    • Decomposition of 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
    • 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
      • Familiarity with mission level performance requirements including: NIIRS (image quality), Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), Minimum Detectable Target and/or geolocation.
      • Familiarity with mission level phenomenology including Solar illuminated signal and thermal emission of objects and background/clutter and appropriate selection of spectral bandsEducation Requirements: -Bachelor's degree in optical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, or a related field. Master's degree preferredCollaborating with world class experts, you will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions in fulfillment of our customers' requirements. We believe in our mission, and we believe in supporting our employees. We offer policies and programs that provide opportunities for continual learning, career growth and work/life balance along with a full suite of health and welfare benefits. -No sponsorship is available for this position.Danbury Mission Technologies is An Equal -Opportunity/Affirmative -Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.Per company policy, all newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to beginning employment and must provide proof of full vaccination. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) prior to beginning employment. Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance. For your information, here is the form the government requires to begin the process of obtaining a clearance: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf86.pdfEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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