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CACI International Optical Systems Engineer in Florham Park, New Jersey

Optical Systems 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: Continental US

CACI is looking for a Optical Systems 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:

Lead the systems 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 derive physical, software and electronics requirements from optical performance requirements. Flow down requirements to any and all subsystems as required.

  • Maintain those requirements for the lifecycle of a program and develop verification methods for each one

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

  • Document requirements verification procedures and verification results, and maintain that documentation

  • Supervise and direct the work of both technicians and less senior optical engineers in the development, modeling, and testing of optical systems

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

  • Interact extensively with Government customers, during formal program reviews and throughout the program lifecycle, to negotiate requirements, present detailed technical status updates, and to identify new business opportunities

  • Develop accurate estimates of resources and task intervals for program managers, and track and meet schedule milestones and cost objectives

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Masters in Optics, Physics, Systems Engineering, or a related field and a minimum of 5 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, spectroscopy, integrated photonics, and RF photonics

  • Experience with requirements development software is preferred, but not required

  • Must be willing to pursue a security clearance

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • PhD in optics, physics, or a related field

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.

As directed by Executive Order 14042, all current and newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 and provide proof of vaccination, except where they are legally entitled to an exemption/accommodation.