Optical Engineer

Jul 26
Lexington, Massachusetts

Optical Engineer (Secret Clearance)                  

Lexington, MA



USPRO is looking for a proven Optical Engineer to work with a client of ours in the Lexington, MA area. This individual will be involved in the development of ground-based, air-borne and space-borne optical systems. The work will include design, integration, and testing applied to the development of complex hardware from conceptual design through fabrication and performance evaluation.


Employment type: Contract

Duration: 3 years

Openings: 1

Shifts: Days





  • Designs, models, analyzes, and tests optical, electro-optical, and opto-mechanical systems and components, including sensors, lasers, fiber-optics, and telecommunications products.
  • Conducts research and development into phases of physical optics and geometric optics, lasers, laser characteristics, laser maintenance, and broadband optical sources.
  • Applies research of complex optical systems to achieve desired optical outcomes.
  • Develops component specifications, tolerances, simulations and tests procedures for electro-optical systems and components.
  • Uses design-to-cost models, six sigma methodology, and other methods to assure and verify optical design requirements are met.



  • Education: MS in Engineering with a concentration in Optical Engineering or BS with 3-5 plus years related experience outside of education.
  • Experience with a range of optical systems: visible, IR, reflective, refractive, ground, space & aircraft systems and high energy laser systems.
  • Familiarity with Zemax and/or Code V.
  • Experience with interferometry and optical inspection methods.
  • Candidate must be interested in working on a broad range of optical problems including system conceptual design, ray tracing and tolerancing, specification & oversight of optical component fabrication, and optical system alignment & testing.

Additional Notes:
  • Active Secret Clearance is required


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