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Instrument Systems Engineer

SDL is seeking an experienced electro-optical (EO) instrument systems engineer for exciting relevant NASA science projects including the PACE Ocean Color Instrument, Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope Relative Calibration System, Near Earth Object Surveyor, and Europa camera projects. The EO instrument systems engineer is responsible for the architecture, technical trades, risk tracking, requirements tracking, and the technical progress and execution of the EO/IR instrument program. They must have the ability to understand the science driven requirements and work with the team to translate into a technical solution, work with program management to ensure technical requirements and performance are achieved, support interactions with customers, and provide technical support to related proposal efforts.
SDL, a University Affiliated Research Center, has been developing innovative technologies and solutions for cutting-edge DoD and intelligence programs for almost six decades. Our expertise is in space and airborne IR, VIS, UV, and RF sensors, small satellite technologies, test and calibration, cybersecurity, data visualization and assurance, and ground stations.
Required Qualifications:
·  B.S. degree in a related technical field (e.g., optical engineering, electrical engineering, or aerospace engineering)
·  5+ years of relevant EO/IR instrument systems engineering or advanced degree(s) in a related field
·  Familiarity with EO/IR instruments and subsystems design
·  Familiarity with EO/IR detectors
·  Excellent communication skills
·  Ability to present technical concepts, information and solutions clearly and succinctly
·  Must be a US citizen
·  Must be able to travel
Preferred Qualifications:
·  10+ years of relevant EO/IR instrument systems engineering
·  In-depth familiarity with EO/IR instruments, systems requirements and subsystems
·  Experience with proposal development for NASA opportunities
·  Experience with space instrument/sensor design process, build, assembly, test, and integration
·  Experience with environmental testing for space applications
·  Experience with EO/IR requirements development, flow-down, and verification
·  Experience with EO/IR sensor test and calibration
·  Understanding of space environment
·  Understanding of risks and risk mitigations for spaceflight instruments
SDL Benefits:
At SDL, we take pride in and highly value our employees. SDL offers competitive salaries and a fantastic benefits package, including:
·  Flexible work schedules
·  Generous annual, sick, and holiday paid leave
·  A variety of inexpensive-premium, high-quality health, dental, vision, and life insurance options
·  Generous employer retirement contribution (Up to 14.2% of annual gross earnings)
·  Discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependents
·  Access to USU facilities and USU staff privileges
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