LGS Innovations, a leader in solving the most complex networking and communications challenges, is seeking an Optical Investigator III for our Florham Park, NJ office location. In this position you will: Under minimal direction, develop and maintain new cutting edge research solutions for optical research and development programs.
LGS Innovations solves the most complex networking and communications challenges facing the U.S. Federal Government, state and local governments, foreign governments, and commercial organizations worldwide. LGS delivers groundbreaking research, and advanced networking and communications solutions that provide an information advantage that contributes to the mission and operational success of its customers. LGS Innovations is a U.S.-owned company headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices nationwide. We provide our employees with competitive compensation packages and a full range of benefits, including vacation, medical, dental, life insurance, a 401(k) plan, tuition assistance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and paid parental leave.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Develop new custom high power optical sources for US Government purposes, including free-space optical communications and LIDAR
Develop new and innovative optical designs using doped-fiber, planar waveguide and other technologies
Develop new and innovative optical solutions related to optical communications, optical remote sensing, photonic integrated circuits, lasers, optical amplifiers, and optical transmitters and receivers.
Develop and employ software for the modeling and simulation of rare earth doped material systems, optical propagation, and optical nonlinearities
Work with customers to reach mutually-accepted set of specifications for complex projects, and flow those requirements down to subsystems in a Systems Engineering effort
Develop trade studies to compare different potential designs and select the optimum approach
Present results of work effectively in oral and written form
Meet with customers and assist with formulating creative solutions, contribute to selling of proposed solutions, and participate in technical execution of resulting programs.
Travel to other LGS Locations or Customer Sites as necessary
Understand and adhere to all LGS Ethical and Compliance policies
Proactively ensure a safe work environment and adhere to LGS EH&S policies and procedures
Perform other duties as required
Obtain/retain a government security clearance at the level required to perform the duties of the position
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Bachelor’s Degree in optics, physics, or Electrical Engineering and 4-6 years of experience or an equivalent combination of skills, education, and experience
Master’s and PhD preferred
Prior knowledge related to fiber lasers and amplifiers (e.g. ultra-fast, high-average-power, and/or rare-earth-doped optical sources and amplifiers, including work on the effect of optical nonlinearities)
Experience working in an inter-disciplinary team environment
Knowledge in the field of Optical Research
Good interpersonal skills
Excellent presentation and writing skills
Knowledge of Microsoft software applications and other software applications as required