Staff EO/IR Engr / IR Missile Seeker and Optical Design / Dallas TX

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Red Oak, TX

Full Time

    Job Description

    Job ID: 612191BR
    Date posted: Jan. 10, 2023

    Locations: Grand Prairie, Texas
    Program: TM/Prec Fires/PrSM-DEV

    Description:Here at Lockheed Martin, we help our customers tackle their hardest missions. Those missions that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They're dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about. That's what propels every one of our employees to push beyond the limits of engineering. It's why we're dedicated to partnership and collaboration. Because together, we can turn technology into the warfighters' strongest and most reliable asset, and solve humanity's biggest challenges. Every one of our customers' missions, no matter how big or small, is our mission too.
    Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control business area is an exciting place to work, and a rewarding place grow your career. We are looking to hire an Electro-optical Design Engineer at our campus in Grand Prairie, TX
    -In this exciting role the EO/IR Engineer will have the opportunity to perform optical design trade studies, refine the IR seeker optical prescription, conduct IR seeker performance analyses, develop requirements and test procedures, work with structural, thermal, mechanical, and electrical engineers to refine the performance, calibrate, test, and integrate the seeker in the missile in support of flight testing. Travel is required because seeker integration is in Huntsville AL.
    -The engineer will perform analyses and trade studies on the seeker optical design to include the missile window assembly to support IR seeker and optical requirements flow-down, tolerances, and environmental effects on IR seeker performance, and support the program through the SRR and PDR phases.
    -The engineer will have the opportunity to support stray light analysis.
    -The engineer will wok with mechanical engineers to develop and review drawings.
    -The engineer will develop alignment concepts, alignment procedures, and special test tools as necessary. The ideal candidate will have proficiency with standard toolsets for optical design and analysis required such as Code V, Zemax, and FRED.
    - The engineer will manage seeker suppliers for optical system, window, and sensor components/subsystems.
    -The engineer will collaborate with cross functional teams with other engineering disciplines for seeker integration
    -The engineer will have the opportunity to attend industry conferences and to keep up-to-date on related industry best practices and technological advancements.

    -We offer a continuous learning environment with strong career growth and advancement opportunities.

    Relocation: Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position.

    The Locale: Grand Prairie is part of the "Mid-Cities" region in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex which is in the North Central region of Texas. Grand Prairie is a suburb of both Dallas and Fort Worth. The region offers a great cost of living combined with a robust economy and a pleasant climate. This North Central region of Texas is a great place to live and to raise a family. The region is home to numerous colleges and universities to include University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Woman's University. The Mid-Cities is the suburban region filling the thirty-mile span between Dallas and Fort Worth. These communities include the cities of Arlington, Irving, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, HEB (Hurst, Euless and Bedford), NRH (North Richland Hills and Richland Hills), Haltom City, Watauga, and Keller, along with multiple other smaller towns such as Trophy Club and Roanoke and together represent more people than either Dallas or Fort Worth.

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Development and Laboratory experience with IR Missile seekers, optical systems, and optical components, including understanding of measurement techniques, test equipment and devices, expected outcomes, and data analysis.
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Optics or closely related field with 9 years of professional experience, or 7 years of professional experience with a related Master's degree in Optics or closely related field.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of optical design, development, and test
    • Demonstrated knowledge of IR missile seeker design, development, and test
    • Experience with Code V and/or Zemax ray tracing tools
    • Experience with Matlab
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. This includes presentations to customers and program management.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
    • Ability to estimate, plan and status activities.
    • Proximity to Dallas TX for periodic attendance on-site in our Dallas laboratories for optical system and IR seeker assembly, test, and characterization.
    • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance.
    Desired Skills:
    -Active Secret Clearance or higher

    -Proficient in COMSOL, Lumerical, LightTools, and / or CAD Software such as PTC Creo.

    -Proficient in programming and data analysis using MATLAB and MS Excel.

    -Experience with radiometric, laser and networking measurements, and data analysis.

    -Experience with gimbaled optical systems

    -Familiarity with IR system analysis tools such as NVESD NV-IPM

    Take a virtual tour of our Grand Prairie Texas facility.
    Here's some additional info on Lockheed Martin MFC's Grand Prairie site and check out our "MFC in Action" video out on YouTube.

    What's in it for you? Learn more about Lockheed Martin's comprehensive benefits package here.
    Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
    Clearance Level: Secret
    Other Important Information You Should Know
    Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
    Ability to Work Remotely: Part-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work part of their work schedule remotely and part of their work schedule at a designated Lockheed Martin facility. The specific weekly schedule will be discussed during the hiring process.
    Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
    Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week
    Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
    Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They're dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

    As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin's vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers' toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

    Experience Level: Experienced Professional
    Relocation Available: Possible
    Career Area: Electro-Optical Engineering

    Type: Full-Time

    Shift: First