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The Industrial Associates (IA) Program

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MIT-LL Optical Engineer

Location: Lexington, MA
Duration: 1+ year contract

Job Description

The selected candidate 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 optical hardware from conceptual design through fabrication and performance evaluation. The candidate will be working on a broad range of optical problems from system conceptual design, ray tracing and tolerancing, specification and oversight of optical component fabrication, and optical system alignment and testing. This position involves working in close-knit, multi-disciplinary teams with design, analysis and test personnel. The position may require special security clearances and travel to meetings and field sites. This candidate may work on some of these other programs, supporting optical design, analysis, assembly, alignment and test.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters in Optical Engineering.
  • Experience with a broad range of optical system: visible, IR, reflective, refractive, ground, space and aircraft systems, and high energy laser systems.
  • Basic opto-mechanical knowledge to aid in optical system development.
  • Optical design experience with proficiency in Zemax or Code V is desirable.

Contact information

Greg Sousa
Account Manager
(781) 221-2102
gsousa@apexsystems.com