- Working independently, develop and operate optical test equipment and test stations involving interferometers, Shack-Hartmann based wavefront sensors, and associated positioning apparatus.
- Understand and operate the control electronics that drive our mirrors.
- Develop and improve the modeling algorithm we use to optimize the mirror based on empirically derived actuator influence functions.
- Decompose top-level system requirements into lower level module, sub-module, or component level design specifications for product or test equipment;
- Develop alignment methods for complex optical sensors and systems. Develop tooling and test equipment to support optical sensor alignment methods;
- Develop clear understanding of optical tests needed for qualifying optical sub-modules.
- Prepare leading system engineer documentation (Element Performance Specifications, Element Design Specifications, Test Performance Specification; Test Analysis Reports) through review, release and change control;
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
- Minimum MS in Optical Engineering, or Physics with an emphasis on Optical metrology (candidates with BS in optical engineering or optical physics with at least 5 years’ experience in optical metrology will be considered)
- Competency in optical design theory, lasers, polarization, detectors, electro-optical devices and opto-mechanical constructions
- Strong written and oral communicative skills and a commitment to achieving results on time
- Ability to interface with multidisciplinary groups, work effectively in a team and willingness to take on responsibility, follow through and keep multiple simultaneous assignments on schedule
- Ability to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training thoroughly investigating technical issues (analytically and hands-on in a lab).