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Optical Engineers, or Electro-Optical Engineers, perform research as necessary and plan the development and design of gas and solid state lasers, infrared, masers, and other light-emitting and light-sensitive devices. Resumes in this field showcase such responsibilities as developing and prototyping an optical system for a commercial high-speed free-space communication system, designing and implementing optical test systems for system-level validation and component tests, and performing data collection and analysis of test links and field trial links. Sample resumes show that while a bachelor's degree is usually the most common requirement for this position, a master's degree can also be required.

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Project Manager / Optical Engineer

Managed a number of projects in the engineering department with significant overlap in manufacturing.

  • Developed improved anti-reflective and highly reflective optical coatings (Starbright XLT) which netted the company $750K in the 1st year of manufacture.
  • Reduced waste and rework by overhauling an outdated coating lab and reforming QA practices in the coating department.
  • Designed and constructed a vertical optical test tunnel which greatly reduced QA process time.
  • Sourced substrate material for Schmidt Cassegrain corrector plates which resulted in yield improving from 65% to 96%.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AAS
Associate of Applied Science
BS
Physics
2

Optical Engineer Associate | Missile Defense Systems

Responsible for providing support across four missile defense programs, conducting customer demonstrations of R&D projects, procuring and implementing lab equipment. Performing research and analysis on commercial focal plane array sensor usability.

  • Constructed and integrated a $1 million Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies advanced LADAR (Laser Detection and Ranging) system testbed for Strategic Missile Defense (SMD) IRAD, becoming the platform for the next generation technology development.
  • Created and implemented an experimental hypothesis with an advanced doublet LADAR system.
  • Earned a Special Recognition Award in 2007 for integrating HWIL (Hardware in the Loop) testbed for SMD advanced programs.
  • Awarded the Lockheed Martin Spot Award in 2008 for integrating a LADAR testbed IRAD.
  • Provided support for passive to active sensor testing with a 6D0F (6 Degrees of Freedom) motion simulator, as well as controlling test equipment and data analysis through MATLAB and LabVIEW.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Optical Sciences & Engineering
MA
Master of Arts
MS
Engineering
3

Optical Engineer

Participated in geometrical optics design and mechanical design of fiber
communication components

  • Participated in R&D, QA, test, production and technical support
  • Designed a fixed focus digital camera lens (13.5mm f/2.8) for 2/3 inch
  • Developed optical system with Code V satisfying a series of high indicators
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Optical Engineering
MS
Electrical Engineering
4

Optical Engineer

Coordinated design and fabrication of high performance optical encoders and motion control systems for space.

  • Followed design through manufacturing, ensuring feasibility of the product by providing coordination between production and design engineering from concept to fabrication.
  • Oversaw engineering drawings and test procedures to insure design integrity and reliability. Developed and implemented methods and process for manufacturing.
  • Recommended and justified capital equipment and fixtures, prepared proposals and cost estimated. Interfaced with customers and vendors.
  • Established master schedules and critical milestones.
  • Monitored program costs.
  • Organized design and program reviews.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
MBA
Master of Business Administration
5

Senior Staff Optical Engineer

Lead optical engineer on the Optical Instrumentation Design for Test and Integration Phase on the Active Optics for a 4-meter beam expander

  • Designed and developed a Michelson alignment interferometer, several polarizing radial shear interferometers, and an IR polarizing radial shear interferometer with 5:1 zoom optics.
  • Resolved hardware and alignment issues during fabrication and assembly phases
  • Extensive experience with Code V for coating and lens design and analysis, such as the detail design and specification of LIDAR beam expander and zoom lens
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Physics
MA
Business / Econometrics
MS
Ee / Electro-optics
6

Electro Optical Engineer

  • Developed and improved Surface Hygiene Sensor (SHS) for bacteria detection.
  • Reduced scanning time by 90% and increased signal-to-noise ratio by 10 times.
  • Evaluated appropriate near-IR light sources for surface illumination (i.e. Tungsten Halogen Lamp, LEDs) and variable backgrounds.
  • Acquired and analyzed absorbance spectrum of different bacterial species with individually written software program for faster data processing.
  • Achieved classification of four different bacterial species grown on blood agar using multiplicative scatter correction and principal component analysis.
  • Implemented SHS GUI program for efficient data acquisition and on-site data processing.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
7

Test Director, Lead Optical Engineer

Led test team in building and testing next generation space to ground Laser Communication telescopes.

  • Prepared and presented Test Readiness Review to customer on the execution of all tests for the program.
  • Answered technical questions from vendors regarding testing, specification and acceptance of parts.
  • Directed daily activities for metrology team.
  • Performed analysis for optical performance and error budgets.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Engineering Physics
Engineering Physics
8

Electro-optical Engineer

Performed optical design and analysis, integration and test of electro-optical systems.

  • Designed and integrated relay optics for Advanced Tactical Laser wavefront sensor experiment.
  • Set up ATL Range in a Box test fixture and performed laboratory and on aircraft testing. System pointing and tracking performance verified.
  • Successfully set up and aligned lab demo of adaptive optics relay system.
  • Developed optical design of relay and optical bench for airborne laser demonstrator.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Mechanical Engineering
BS
Optical Engineering
9

Senior Optical Engineer

Provided optical engineering skill set for system and component level testing for BAE's signature program, Advanced Threat Infrared Counter Measures (ATIRCM).

  • Provided optical test support for component and system level testing and evaluation
  • Handled optical test development, planning and execution for long term damage test
  • Designed, conducted, and reported results for customer-requested test using high power IR laser system
  • Created component level and updated system test procedures
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BS
Physics
MS
Physics
MBA
Master of Business Administration
10

Optical Engineer/analyst on Special Programs

  • Updated optical system design of Special Programs optical train.
  • Wrote Zemax & Mathcad macros for polarization analysis, Jones matrix computation, and spectral throughput analysis.
  • Built, debugged, and documented experimental polarization test-bed, Five Mirror Test.
  • Developed polarization test plans for in-house testing and testing by outside vendor.
  • Analyzed ellipsometric data for optical coating characterization.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Optics
MS
Optical Sciences

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