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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 11/13/2016

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington, MA

Lexington, MA
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The Optical Engineering Group applies all aspects of the optical engineering discipline to the development of prototype systems for space, aircraft, and terrestrial optical systems. Our Group specializes in producing innovative solutions for complex optical systems that pioneer operation and performance for a variety of purposes.

The Group consists of more than 30 optical engineers with experience in all parts of the optical spectrum, and on all types of optical systems. Group expertise and capabilities span the entire optical system development life-cycle, from concept development through detailed design, analysis, assembly, alignment, and comprehensive testing. Our optical engineers partner with engineers from other disciplines to ensure optical performance is maintained over all environmental conditions. Example projects include: satellite imaging systems, space and ground laser communications systems, airborne laser imaging and spectroscopic systems on both manned and unmanned aircraft, and high energy laser optical systems.

As an experienced candidate, you should have either a PhD with concentration in Optics or equivalent industry/research experience. You must have extensive experience in optical design, performance evaluation and budgeting, optical component fabrication and test, and optical system alignment and test. You should have basic opto-mechanical knowledge to aid in optical system development.

Education: PhD in Optical Engineering or a BS or MS with a minimum of 15 years of industry/research experience

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.


Since 1951, when MIT Lincoln Laboratory was established to build the nation's first air defense system, the Laboratory has been applying advanced technology to solve problems critical to national security. Decade after decade, our people have envisioned incredible technology - and projects that start out as vital to national security often become just as vital to the everyday technology of the future. More than 700 patents have been granted for technologies developed by the Laboratory’s staff. And in the past two years, Lincoln Laboratory has been awarded eight R&D 100 Awards that recognize the year’s 100 most technologically significant innovations.

If you’d like to contribute to U.S. National security in an environment of incredible innovation, consider bringing your career to MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to realizing our vision of diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our enterprise.

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