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Optical Engineer
Westford, MA

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United States of America


HMA03: ISR Systems - Westford HO 7 Technology Park Drive, Westford, MA, 01886 USA

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn't be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers - a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

When the global aerospace community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of Collins Aerospace . We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. We are inventors. We are manufacturers. We work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defense and rescue applications. Always learning and pushing the boundaries, we are an undisputed industry leader that continually sets the bar higher and higher. Come soar with us.

If you want to help make our world a safer place - in space, in the air, on the ground, in the sea - the ISR & Space Systems team may be the place for you. Every day we support critical missions of warfighters and astronauts with cutting-edge vision, reconnaissance and life-support systems. Our mission is their success.


* Support optical design and analysis of optical systems, mostly high performance remote sensing applications.
* Support optical modeling to perform analysis of optical systems including MTF, Encircled Energy, Transmitted WFE over varying environments, Polarization, or other similar activities
* Execute alignment plans for complex telescope systems based on system optical prescription and requirements
* Support sensitivity analysis to quantify WFE as a function of component mis-alignments
* Define alignment/test tooling including range/resolution requirements for component adjustment mechanisms for complex telescope systems and 100th wave optical element metrology
* Define data acquisition and processing requirements for system alignment and component metrology tasks
* Perform data analysis/processing using industry standard software (Zemax, 4Sight, Code V, Matlab etc.)
* Support an interdisciplinary team of optical, mechanical, electrical in the implantation and execution of the system alignment and performance verification of high quality telescopes

Education/ Certifications:

* M.S. in Optical Engineering, Physics, Astronomy or related field

Experience/ Qualifications:

* 1+ years of experience with Zemax Optical Design Software or Code V Optical Design Software
* Experience with MATLAB
* Experience with optical metrology List of preferred skills (grouped together)
* Experience with Fred Optical Engineering Software
* Experience in Optical alignment
* Experience with LIDAR systems or other Laser applications List of competencies:
* Good verbal communication skills
* Good written communication skills
* Proven problem solving skills
* Proven ability to work in a team environment
* Ability to drive tasks to closure U

US Citizenship Required.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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