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Job #: R-00023714
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Category: Optical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Invent the future with us! At Leidos, we pride ourselves on tackling world’s toughest technical problems through innovation. Explore joining our team today as our next Electro-Optic Engineer. Join a group of scientists, engineers and technicians who support work at a cutting-edge government research laboratory located on Kirtland AFB, NM.  This laboratory conducts theoretical and experimental research in Ultra Short Puled Laser (USPL) and related technologies.  We are seeking a qualified staff member with the ability to use ingenuity and creativity to develop and implement technical solutions. The Electro-Optic Engineer will provide electrical and optical engineering support to laser based work critical to Air Force Research Laboratories programs.  Work will be reviewed and measured based on meeting objectives and schedules.

Challenging stuff you will get to do:
•    Design, procure parts for, build, align, calibrate and operate custom test setups and diagnostics that support short and ultra-short pulsed laser experiments.
•    Provide weekly and monthly status of experimental activities in clear and concise reports. 
•    Routinely work with staff to conduct successful USPL and related experiments.

Skills you need to be successful in this role:
•    BS degree in engineering or physics and 4+ years of prior relevant experience or MS with 2 years of prior relevant experience
•    Obtain and maintain a minimum of a DoD Secret security clearance
•    Possess experience working in a research and development laboratory environment
•    Possess a successful safety record working with high power (several watts up to multi-TW) laser systems
•    Possess experience with modeling, designing, building and testing optical and laser systems and components
•    Working knowledge of imaging systems, optical detectors, scintillator screens, and interferometers
•    Working knowledge of vacuum, gas and fluid systems
•    Experience with LabVIEW and related instrumentation and control software
•    Analyze data and write accurate, concise and readable test reports
•    Engage in technical research and development in a fast-paced environment

•    Understand and abide by government safety rules and regulations
•    Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Have the ability to be productive working alone and with a team

You will wow us even more if you have these skills:
•    Expertise with USPL systems
•    Working knowledge with laser wakefield acceleration systems
•    Ability to quickly setup data acquisition of multiple diagnostics with software such as LabVIEW
•    Possess a DoD Secret security clearance 

External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Optical Engineering


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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