1+ months

Optical Engineer

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Job Title: Optical Engineer

Job Code: IMS20202406-47022

Job Location: Santa Rosa, CA

L3Harris’s Integrated Mission Systems (IMS) segment provides a broad range of multi-domain intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission solutions, including space avionics and payloads, soldier systems, airborne sensors and aircraft, mission command & control, intelligence solutions, modeling & simulation and life-cycle support.

Within L3Harris’s ISR Systems segment, Sonoma EO is an established pioneer in military/defense infrared technology located in Santa Rosa, CA. A leader in high technology and engineering services, Sonoma EO is world renowned for its expertise in the areas of Electro Optical / Infrared (EO/IR) stabilized imaging systems. As a first-rank engineering and production company, Sonoma EO is engaged in the design, development, and manufacture of highly sophisticated electronics equipment that provide industry-leading solutions to government agencies, as well as civil and commercial organizations worldwide, enabling industry partners and customers to perform increasingly complex missions – every day.¬†We offer competitive benefits, an alternative 9/80 work schedule, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals.¬†

As an Optical Engineer, you will join our diverse and talented team of engineers developing advanced, next-generation technologies for stabilized EO/IR systems.  You will be responsible for the Optical Sensor analysis and design and/or Optical Sensor integration and test.  Will also support the manufacturing organization

Essential Functions:

  • Support development of the techniques, tools, and procedures for all aspects of Optical Engineering for the division
  • Support development of Optical Engineering tools and procedures for Optical Design, Analysis, Integration, and Test
  • Document and control optical tools and procedures
  • Provide Optical Engineering expertise to support manufacturing tasks and issues
  • Design and develop new optical sensor payloads for custom (NRE) contracts and WSO IRAD programs
  • Assemble, integrate, and test optical sensors to meet project specifications
  • May be technical lead on smaller projects
  • Provide Optical Sensor Engineering expertise in support of NRE contracts and Business Development
    • May work with customers (External and Internal) to develop system level technical objectives


      • Education – B.S. in Optical Engineering
      • Experience – 5 with BS, 3 with MS, 0 with PhD years in related field
      • Knowledge of many areas of Optical Engineering and
      • Knowledge of optical design codes (Zemax, Code V, etc.) and/or
      • Knowledge of mathematical analysis codes (Matlab, Mathematica, MathCad, etc.) and/or
      • Knowledge of Optical Metrology (Interferometers, image quality metrics, alignment and test techniques, Labview, etc.)
      • Ability to create/design optical systems to meet customer requirements by working directly with external and internal customers
      • Working knowledge of WSO industry
      • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance

        Working Conditions

        Physical Requirements

        • Some repetitive motion activities.
        • Visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information.
        • Able to use a computer/keyboard for extended periods of time.
        • May be required to lift up to 25 pounds and reach items on shelves with assistance.

          Work Environment

          • Typical office environment with time spent in the production areas and labs.
          • Fast paced, schedule-driven environment.
          • Willing and able to work extended hours when necessary.
          • Periodic travel may be required.


Posted: 2020-06-26 Expires: 2020-08-26

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Optical Engineer

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast