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CACI International Low-Light Sensor Engineer (remote) in Remote (Any State), Virginia

Low-Light Sensor Engineer (remote)

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: Local

CACI is seeking a Low-Light Sensor Engineer for Army Program Executive Office Soldier for our customer at Fort Belvoir, VA. The Principal Low-Light Sensor Engineer will apply knowledge of Visible-Near-Infrared (VNIR) sensor performance versus design to inform trade studies in the support of product development. The engineer will also take ownership of the electro-optical sensor design, optimization, integration, and testing of assigned projects. The engineer will apply best engineering practices in all phases of the development process. This position is a remote opportunity.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Support system-level tradeoff analyses to ensure electro-optical sensors optimally enable overall system requirements

  • Develop and optimize low-light VNIR sensors for integration in electro-optical systems meeting overall requirements

  • Perform sensor market surveys

  • Identify test and measurement methodologies to meet requirements

  • Perform joint sensor-testing exercises with industry to ensure consistency of measured sensor parameters

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of geometrical optics: Especially tradeoffs involving focal length, focal ratio, distortion, and depth of field

  • Solid understanding of information theory and photon-limited statistics: Especially Gaussian vs. Poisson distributions

  • Familiar with VNIR sensor parameters and testing equipment / procedures: Possesses thorough understanding of the characteristics of thermal (dark) noise vs. amplification noise in low-light VNIR sensors, including image-intensifier (I2) tubes

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities to meet deadlines

  • Exhibits strong problem-solving and decision-making skills

  • Self-starter dedicated to continual improvement

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Efficient and highly organized, with great attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional presentation, and ability to communicate effectively

  • U.S. citizen

  • BS in Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar

  • 10 years of experience in the development, test, and evaluation of electro-optical sensors.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active Secret Clearance

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 $86,200-$176,600. 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. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.