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CACI International Senior Optical Investigator in Florham Park, New Jersey

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Lead the optical design for programs that develop new photonic technology and custom hardware for free-space optical communications, laser transmitters for remote sensing, RF photonics, and other applications

  • Support the growth of the Photonics team by contributing new ideas for the technical growth of our organization, championing our technology in personal interactions with customers, and proposal creation

  • Using both commercial and internally-developed tools, model key phenomena as needed for optical design work, often including a combination of rare-earth amplifier physics, light propagation in optical fibers or integrated optical circuits, and nonlinear optics

  • Work closely with electrical and mechanical engineering colleagues to derive physical and electronics requirements from optical performance requirements

  • Supervise and direct the work of both technicians and less senior optical engineers in the development, modeling, and testing of optical systems

  • Work closely with the flight hardware fabrication team to develop appropriate build and test procedures

  • Interact extensively with Government customers, during formal program reviews and throughout the program lifecycle, to negotiate requirements, present detailed technical status updates, and to identify new business opportunities

  • Develop accurate estimates of resources and task intervals for program managers, and track and meet schedule milestones and cost objectives

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in optics, physics, or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of additional related experience, or master’s degree and a minimum of 8 years related experience

  • Experience with one of more of the following: fiber optics, fiber lasers, high-power bulk lasers, optical communications, nonlinear optics, ultrafast lasers, spectroscopy, integrated photonics, and RF photonics

  • TS/SCI government security clearance required to perform the duties of the position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in optics, physics, or a related field

Working Conditions:Work is typically performed in an office and lab environment which requires proper safety precautions. Work requires some physical effort in the handling of materials, boxes, or equipment.

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LGS Innovations and its subsidiaries are wholly-owned subsidiaries of CACI International, Inc.

We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.


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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.