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CACI International Space Photonic Systems Engineer in Florham Park, New Jersey

Space Photonic 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 an Space Photonic 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:

Support the 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

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Masters in Engineering, Physics, or a related field and a minimum of 3 years of related experience

  • Experience with one of more of the following: optical communications, fiber optics, fiber lasers, high-power bulk lasers, 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.

  • Strong skills in instrumentation automation, data analysis and system simulations using Matlab, Python, C, and/or Labview)

  • Must be willing to pursue a security clearance

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Research experience with atomic or optical clocks, clock distribution, and optical metrology

  • Demonstrated experience in environmental testing of complex optical systems for space applications

  • Demonstrated experience in vacuum systems and instrumentation

  • Demonstrated experience in proposal writing for US Government programs

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. 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.