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Optical Sensor Engineer

Company: Gryphon Technologies
Location: arlington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Gryphon Technologies is a premier engineering and technical services provider supporting National Security programs. Gryphon is the federal Government's partner working in support of mission critical systems in every phase of their lifecycle. We are proud of our ability to help shape tomorrow, while ensuring today's U.S. and coalition forces can carry out their critical missions and tasks.

Gryphon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Responsibilities

Gryphon Technologies provides Scientific, Engineering, Technical, and Administrative (SETA) support to the Space Development Agency (SDA).

Gryphon has an opening for an OPIR Wide Field of View engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) services the Space Development Agency. SDA is fielding of DoD's future threat-driven National Defense Space Architecture. The engineer position supports the SDA's Tracking Cell SDA's Tracking Layer will provide global indications, warning, tracking, and targeting of advanced missile threats, including hypersonic missile systems. Experience with technical engineering expertise in spacecraft systems and payloads is highly desired.

Duties include but are not limited to:

* Providing a range of support within your area of expertise and experience to the Government Program Manager, in implementing new an ongoing Science and Technology (S&T) programs * Engineering management of activities related to the design, procurement, development, maintenance, and closeout of the program * Working closely with the Government team throughout the life-cycle of the program, including coordinating with the upper management of all stakeholders, to develop technical solutions and strategies * Assisting the Government in developing new concept and program ideas * Advising Government clients on incoming technical proposals and white papers * Developing Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) for new capabilities and coordinating them across the affected organizations * Reviewing and providing inputs on acquisition related documents (proposals, technical analyses, etc.) * Tracking the progress of contracted researchers on their Government programs, including independent testing, and eventual technology transition to end users * 10 - 15% travel may be required

Qualifications

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

* Active Top Secret (TS) security clearance with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) * A science degree, preferably in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or a related field with 7 years of relevant experience (5 additional years of experience may be substituted for an advanced degree) * Experience in the development and/or manufacturing and testing of space technologies * Expertise in the development of OPIR Sensors * Experience in design test and development of OPIR sensors and sensor systems * Experience with current and future OPIR satellite collection systems to include current and future processing capabilities * Experience with the Ground System integration of OPIR systems * Experience working the with Government aerospace community (NASA, Department of Defense, IC, etc.) * Demonstrated experience with state of the art optical systems * Ability to work in a dynamic team environment, interact with performers and customer senior-level management * Proven technical writing and briefing skills with the ability to communicate complex scientific ideas to broad audiences

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

* Active TS/SCI clearance * Prior SETA support experience * Prior US military and/or IC customer experience

One must have good written communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, analytical, mathematical, and o

Keywords: Gryphon Technologies, Arlington , Optical Sensor Engineer, Other , arlington, Virginia

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