Space Dynamics Laboratory
Job ID 14573
SDL is seeking experienced imaging sensor and detector engineers. These engineers are responsible for the detector selection, interface engineering, subcontract technical management, integration, test planning and execution for EO/IR instrumentation and sensor systems. 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 supports a variety of missions, including NASA’s vision to reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind and the Department of Defense’s aim to protect our Nation on the ground, in the air, and in space. Our sensors, satellites, software systems, and science and engineering play an essential role in some important missions you’ve heard of, and others that you haven’t. Join our team in our seventh decade of delivering mission success.
B.S. degree in a related technical field (e.g., systems engineering, optical science, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, or physics)
3+ years of relevant detector engineering experience or an advanced degree
Knowledge of detector physics and operation, including related disciplines (Optics, Electronics, Image Analysis, Performance Modeling, etc)
Familiarity with EO instruments, subsystems design and supportive radiometric analysis
Ability to learn quickly, Excellent communication skills, ability to work well with multidisciplinary engineering staff
Ability to present clearly and succinctly to customers
Proficiency understanding requirements, flowing down requirements, tracking requirements, and verification of requirements
Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain a US government security clearance
Must be able to travel
M.S. degree in a related technical field (e.g., systems engineering, optical science, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, or physics)
7+ years of relevant detector engineering experience
In-depth familiarity with EO instruments, systems/subsystem requirements and designs
In-depth understanding of detector physics and operation, including related disciplines (Optics, Electronics, Image Analysis, Performance Modeling, etc)
Proficient in radiometric analysis of optical systems including a deep understanding of detector and electrical noise
Experience with sensor development, implementation, and testing including testing of detector effects such as linearity, brighter-fatter effect and detector MTF influence
Experience with proposal and early concept development for NASA and military opportunities
Experience with NASA system engineering and risk management principles
Understanding of requirements, processes, and risk classifications for spaceflight missions
SDL offers competitive salaries and fantastic benefits, including:
Flexible work schedules that fit your style—every Friday off, every other Friday off, or simply traditional hours
Generous paid leisure and sick leave, ensuring you never miss a special event
A 14.2% employer retirement contribution into a 401(a) account—no matching required!
Favorable company locations with average commute times of less than 15 minutes
Utah State University undergraduate tuition discounts of 50%, full reimbursement for graduate tuition, and free course audits for employees and dependents meeting eligibility requirements
High-quality, low-cost health, dental, and life insurance
A great, highly educated team that works together to solve some of the most fascinating problems on (and off) our planet
We are a growing company that maintains both a family feel and high retention rate with high job satisfaction
Relocation assistance available for most positions
For questions or assistance with the application process or the DoD SkillBridge program, please contact email@example.com.
EOE including Disability and Vet
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