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CACI International Laser Warning Receiver Optical Engineer in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Laser Warning Receiver Optical Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Secret

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

The CACI team is looking for a new team member passionate about supporting the next generation Laser Warning Receiver (LWR) technology. This individual will support US Army’s Subject Matter Experts (SME) on all LWR activities, including engineering, software, cyber, test and logistics support to ensure the technologies developed meet performance requirements.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Provide technical support to Government identified LWR Engineering Leads for LWR vehicle integration.

  • Conduct technical performance and evaluation of laser detection technologies.

  • Conduct development and execution of technical assessments of vendor laser detection sensors both in laboratory and field settings

  • Support formal government test events, program management support tasks, and material release support for U.S. Army Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) integration.

  • Work with customers (both internal and external to CACI) to help integrate our solutions into a wide variety of applications and use cases.

  • Inform and assist identified vehicle product managers (PM) to ensure all necessary performance, maintenance, environmental, quality assurance, training, and security requirements are accounted.

  • Maintain configuration control of platform specific Laser Warning Performance specification and Security Classification Guides (SCG).

  • Travel to other CACI locations and/or customer sites in the US as necessary (travel requirement is typically 0 - 10%)

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Optical or Electrical Engineering or Physics or equivalent technical degree.

  • 1-5 years related work experience.

  • Understanding of principles in optics, optical engineering, laser design, or Electronic Warfare Countermeasures

  • Working knowledge with optical assembly, alignment, test equipment, and/or tools

  • Working Knowledge in lasers, polarization, detectors, electro-optical devices and opto-mechanical constructions.

  • Capability to interface with multidisciplinary groups (including senior leadership), and be willing to take on responsibility and follow through

  • Candidate must show strong critical thinking skills, researching a topic that has never been done before.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated and self-directed individual, with little supervision necessary

  • Minimum Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain/maintain an US Government Clearance at the Secret level.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Hands-on and laboratory skills in building, testing, validating, and troubleshooting of optical, fiber optic, or opto-mechanical subsystems

  • Experience designing an optical system from requirements generation to prototype deliverable

  • Knowledge in RF/IR/EO

  • Knowledge of Electronic Warfare, Electronic Countermeasures, or comparable discipline

  • A drive to continuously improve and refine existing capabilities alongside new development opportunities.

  • Ability to work with a distributed team and manage your time effectively across multiple, simultaneous projects.

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.

Company Overview: 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 an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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