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Senior Optical Test Engineer

Req #: 245058
Location: Florham Park, NJ US
Job Category: Engineering
Minimum Clearance Required: None

Job Description

CACI is looking for an Optical Test Engineer to join our NSIS (National Security & Innovative Solutions) division, supporting our photonics team-- we are expanding!  Our laser communications technology is helping NASA provide high-definition video from the International Space Station, and to explore asteroids 250 million miles away.  Our other optical technology can also help scientists discover biohazards; support intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions; and protect soldiers from explosive devices.  Do you have a passion for innovation?  Apply now and join the team!

What You’ll Get to Do:

Support the test engineering effort for programs that develop new photonic technology and custom hardware for free-space optical communications, laser transmitters for remote sensing, RF photonics, and other applications

  • Support the growth of the Photonics team by contributing new ideas for the technical growth of our organization, championing our technology in personal interactions with customers, and proposal creation

  • Work closely with colleagues to verify physical, software and electronics requirements of photonic technologies through environmental testing, performance testing, and other laboratory experiments.

  • Work with colleagues to develop requirements verification test plans, with limited oversight from management

  • Document requirements at the systems and subsystems levels, for hardware and software, and update as needed

  • Document requirements verification procedures and verification results

  • Work closely with the hardware fabrication team to develop appropriate build and test procedures

  • Responsible for making moderate to significant improvements of systems or products to enhance performance of program/project.

  • Problems and issues faced in testing can be numerous and undefined, and require detailed information gathering, analysis and investigation to understand. A successful candidate is one who demonstrates ingenuity and creativity in developing new technical solutions to solve difficult and moderately complex problems, which are often solved through drawing from prior experience and analyses of issues.

  • Develop accurate estimates of resources and task intervals for program managers

  • Coach, review and delegates work to supporting technical team members

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Masters in Engineering, Physics, or a related field and a minimum of 7 years of related experience

  • Experience with one of more of the following: fiber optics, fiber lasers, high-power bulk lasers, optical communications, nonlinear optics, ultrafast lasers, and RF photonics

  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory testing of complex optical systems

  • Demonstrated experience in test procedure generation and technical writing skills for test documents management

  • Deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Experience with data acquisition and analysis software (e.g. Matlab, Labview, Python)

  • Must be willing to pursue a security clearance

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Demonstrated experience in environmental testing of complex optical systems

  • Demonstrated experience in vacuum systems and instrumentation

What We Can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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