Photonics Engineer / Electro-Optical Engineer – ASRC Federal – Greenbelt, MD


ASRC Federal Space & Defense (AS&D), a subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, is seeking candidates for an

Electro-Optical Engineer

for the Electrical Systems Engineering Services II (ESES II) contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The ESES II contract is tasked with providing a broad range of engineering and related services to the GSFC Electrical Engineering Directorate as required for the formulation, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification, and operations of space flight and ground system hardware and software, including development and validation of new technologies in support of NASA’s current and future space flight and ground system projects.

ASRC Federal Space and Defense brings a long history of delivering high-performance space systems engineering, integration and satellite operations services to civil and defense agencies. ASRC Federal Space and Defense provides these services throughout all phases of the program life cycle and across the entire space systems architecture, including space and ground assets.

Interact with a multi-disciplinary team in the development and implementation of integrated fiber optic, opto-electrical, and electrical systems and subsystems for ground and space applications.

Define appropriate design, analysis and verification/test plans for new and existing fiber, photonic, and passive/active electro-optical components.

Support the electrical and optical characterization of photonic components and subsystems; identify and understand the reliability implications of their construction and testing.

Fabrication, assembly and test of fiber optic, photonic and electro-optical components through system testing and final integration on the instrument/spacecraft.

Evaluate the reliability of existing designs and standard products (COTS) for their use in spaceflight instrument and spacecraft bus designs.

Perform thermal simulations to assess the reliability impact of temperature stresses (mechanical and electrical/optical) over specified survival and operating conditions.

Creation and management of mechanical design models and drawings using SolidWorks, PRO/Engineer, or similar design package is a plus.

BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics is required, with a minimum of 10 years of applicable work experience.

Applicant shall demonstrate working knowledge for a broad range of high speed electronic, electro-optical, and fiber optic components used in space or other high reliability aerospace applications.

Applicant shall demonstrate capability for the proper handling of fiber/fiber optic assembly, including termination, polishing, and optical testing.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to

race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.



Primary Location

United States-MD, United States-Greenbelt, MD, United States

Education Level

Bachelor’s Degree




Day Job / 1st Shift

Job Level

Individual Contributor/Non-Management

Job Type


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