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CACI International Junior Optical Engineer in Florham Park, New Jersey

Junior Optical Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: None

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Local

The CACI Photonics team is 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!

Candidates must live within a 60 miles radius of Florham Park, NJ or be willing to relocate. Employees are expected to work in-person. However, we can make accommodations for some remote work on an as-needed basis.

What You'll Get to do:

  • Hands-on development, prototyping, and testing of custom lasers and other optical systems for free-space optical communications, remote sensing, RF photonics, and other applications

  • Designing, setting up, and using optical test apparatus to evaluate key optical components and subsystems, and analyzing test results

  • Developing lab instrument control software for automated testing

  • If required, obtain/retain a government security clearance at the level required to perform the duties of the position

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in optics, physics, electrical engineering, or a related field

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Independent senior research project, internship, or other similar hands-on research experience that involved one of more of the following: lasers, fiber optics, optical communications, nonlinear optics, spectroscopy, integrated photonics, or RF photonics

  • Hands-on experience with common optical laboratory equipment such as photodiodes, oscilloscopes, and optical spectrum analyzers

Working Conditions:

Work is typically performed in an office and lab environment which requires proper safety precautions. Work requires some physical effort in the handling of materials, boxes, or equipment.


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.

Pay Range: The proposed salary range for this position is $49,400-$98,900. There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. Employment benefits include health and wellness programs, income protection, paid leave and retirement and savings.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. As such, any offers of employment may be contingent upon COVID-19 vaccination or an approved accommodation. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.