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CACI International Photonics R&D Production Manager in Florham Park, New Jersey

Photonics R&D Production Manager

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 Photonics Solutions team is expanding! We’re helping NASA create high-definition video communications for the Space Station, and to also explore asteroids 250 million miles away. Our photonic solutions 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:

  • Own prototyping and R&D lab technician resourcing function in the Photonic Solutions Business Unit whose typical product includes complex photonic, opto-electronic, electrical, and mechanical subsystems.

  • Own the prototyping and R&D lab support technician resourcing function by:

  • Defining and overseeing prototype production and R&D lab support practices with the goal of establishing mature process that enable quality solutions and products and allow AS9100 certification. Recommend and implement process improvements, where needed. Establish and maintain an infrastructure needed for efficient prototyping production.

  • Providing prototyping and R&D lab support resources to ensure support of contract and IR&D work

  • Providing leadership in hiring and collaborating with the Recruiting Manager to seek out new avenues for recruiting technical staff

  • Ensuring team training and career growth by providing training plans and mentoring.

  • Lead the capture of new business by:

  • Interacting with potential customers in defining cost, schedule, technical, and programmatic needs for prototype production

  • Leading the proposal team in developing cost, schedule, and technical proposals

  • Contribute to program technical management by:

  • Technically leading government contracts with significant prototyping or low volume production content, to include employee staffing, oversight of technical development, contractual oversight and programmatic functions.

  • Coordinating with program managers on prototyping or low volume production approach. Develop cost and schedule commitments that align with customer requirements

  • Managing staff member assignments within program budgets

  • Leading project team meetings and facilitate tracking/completion of action items

  • Managing technical issues identified by team members and customers, defining resolution plan and managing team to provide solutions in a timely manner

  • Lead by example with respect to all matters related to ethics, compliance, and security

  • Travel to other LGS Locations or Customer Sites as necessary

  • Proactively ensure a safe work environment and adhere to LGS EH&S policies and procedures

  • Perform other duties as required

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

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Experience leading or making strong technical contributions to highly multidisciplinary projects

  • Experience in the design and development of complex photonic and/or electronic products

  • Demonstrated success with internal and external customer oral and written communications

  • Demonstrated commitment to customer mission and program success

  • Proficient use of computer-aided design and analysis software, with SolidWorks strongly preferred. Working knowledge of finite element modeling.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience.

  • Master’s degree preferred

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience in electronic subassembly layout including board physical design, chassis or enclosure design, optical fiber routing, and electrical and optical connector selection.

  • Experience in the design of high-power optical fiber amplifiers and transmitters.

  • Experience in the design of hardware to military and space design standards and manufacturing processes.

  • Experience in environmental testing to MIL-STD or equivalent industrial test levels, including shock, vibration, thermal, and EMI/EMC.

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 a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.