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Optical Design Engineer
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Lockheed Martin | Palo Alto, CA
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Optical Designer-This job description is for an entry level designer, working with senior optical designer or optical system's engineers, to be able to design optical systems from ultraviolet to infrared using optical ray trace codes, such as Zemax, Code V, (our main codes). Experience with other codes, other than those mentioned, is valuable, but should transferable to these two design tools, at least. The designer is expected to work with the internal customers and system's engineers to get requirements data the designer needs to do a complete design. The designer must be able to do a first order ray trace, and aberration calculation across the field of view, and for a variety of wavelengths. The optical forms we work with are fully reflective, refractive, and catadioptric. The designer should be able to learn, under supervision, to tolerance the design in all six degrees of freedom for each element in case of mechanical deformation, thermal deformation, index of refraction changes with temperature changes, manufacturing errors, alignment errors etc.. The designer will work with opto-mechanical engineers to tolerance the design and balance tolerances through a design iteration process to achieve a buildable design that meets performance and cost goals. In addition the designer should be aware of stray light issues, and methods to control stray light. There is a possible opportunity to concentrate on stray light control as a career path within this job description. The designer should be aware of physical optics and diffraction effects, especially as they affect systems working with coherent light, like lasers. Some of our instruments are multispectral, so knowledge and experience with, wavelength dispersive elements and their unique limitations is required. The candidate should be familiar with measurement methodologies and tools such that they can contribute to the planning and verification of optical components and systems. The candidate should be able to acceptably communicate and describe the design to peer reviewers, management, internal and external customers. The designer should have a capacity to learn, train and work in a team environment. Basic Qualifications 1-Possess Initial ray trace experience through either formal training, work experience, or both.

2-Ability to learn to generate optical design drawings and notes with optical engineers and mechanical designers.

3-Ability to learn to do optical design tolerance analysis due to mechanical loads, thermal effects, manufacturing and alignment errors.

4-Possess initial knowledge and experience with manufacturing methods of individual optics, and alignment methods of assemblies, including optical shop testing methods, such as interferometry, and other metrology.

5- Ability to learn design for manufacturing concepts.

6-Learn to acquire the ability to work with vendors to negotiate agreements on the design parameters and understanding of design notes.

7-Evaluate vendors proposals as necessary.

8--Ability to incorporate as-built measurements into optical designs and reoptimize alignment plans. Desired skills 1-Ray trace optical design experience.

2-Optical design tolerance analysis experience, including full STOP or structural thermal optical performance analysis.

3-Optical testing experience.

4-Any large optics or space instruments experience. Security Clearance Secret LMCareers Business Unit ESS4400 SPACE SYSTEMS COMPANY Business Area Space Systems Company Program ATC Department A012S:Optics & Electro-Optics-SVL Job Class Electro-Optical Engineering Job Category Experienced Professional City Palo Alto State California Zip 94304 Virtual No Relocation/Housing Stipend Available Possible Work Schedule STANDARD-Mon-Fri/8 hours a day Req Type Full-Time Direct/Indirect Direct Shift First * 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.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we're engineering a better tomorrow. EEO 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.

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.