Optical Engineering - Technical Staff

Date: Sep 11, 2022

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Optical Engineering Group's work includes optical system design, analysis, and tolerancing; stray light analysis; optomechanical design, integration, alignment, and test for reflective and refractive optical subsystems spanning the ultraviolet through longwave-infrared spectra. Previous optical engineering programs have involved work on airborne and space-borne telescopes, laser communication systems, and biological and chemical sensors, as well as commercial off-the-shelf subsystems used to support efforts in the Rapid Protetyping Group.


Position Description


The selected candidate will be involved in the development of ground-based, air-borne and space-borne optical systems. The work will include design, integration, and testing applied to the development of complex hardware from conceptual design through fabrication and performance evaluation.


Candidate must be interested in working on a broad range of optical problems from system conceptual design, ray tracing and tolerancing, specification & oversight of optical component fabrication and optical system alignment & testing.


Experience with a broad range of optical systems: visible, IR, reflective, refractive, ground, space & aircraft systems and high energy laser systems. Proficiency in Zemax and or Code V. Ability to propose and lead new optical programs and research initiatives.


The position may require special security clearances and travel to meetings and field sites.






  • PhD in Engineering with a concentration in Optical Engineering or MS with 5 plus years related experience outside of education


For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

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.




Requisition ID: 35633 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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