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Job #: R-00082500
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: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000.00
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Our Directed Energy team in Albuquerque is looking for a Ultrashort Pulse Laser Engineer to operate, maintain, and improve USPL systems and to setup and perform experiments with USPLs. This is an exciting opportunity to work with modern equipment in cutting-edge laboratories at the Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL) on Kirtland AFB, where you will be part of a team that investigates novel USPL phenomenology of both low and high power systems.

Your day to day:
•    Support laser system operations including alignment, optimization, and operation of oscillators and amplifiers.    
•    Perform optical test functions including power, spatial, spectral and temporal characterization of optical beams.
•    Assist with laboratory equipment maintenance and organization.
•    Assist with installation of new hardware and fixtures to expand laboratory capabilities and capacity.
•    Provide regular progress reports and maintain timelines for multiple projects.

This is you:
•    Possess a bachelors degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline focused on optics or short pulse laser technology with two or more years with short pulse laser system experience, including laser system alignment, diagnostics, design, and maintenance.
•    Ability to analyze data and write accurate, concise and readable test summary reports
•    Ability to engage in technical research and development in a fast-paced environment
•    Ability to work well  with scientific peers 
•    Have the ability to acquire and maintain a DoD secret clearance.

You will wow us even more if you have these skills: 
•    10+ years experience operating and troubleshooting USPL systems. 
•    Troubleshooting and resolving optical and electronics related system issues.
•    Experience operating and troubleshooting Joule-class Nd:YAG nanosecond lasers. 
•    Experience with optical and electronic synchronization techniques.
•    Experience with OPA systems.
•    Optomechanical modelling experience and knowledge of materials. 
•    Proficiency in LabVIEW, CAD, and/or Zemax.
•    Strong innovation, analytical and diagnostic skills.   

About Our Team
Our Directed Energy team in Albuquerque consists of approximately 100 scientists, engineers, technicians, drafters, fabricators and support staff with backgrounds in advanced physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, electromagnetics, lasers, and high-power microwaves. For over three decades our team has worked with government laboratories to push the limits of the state-of-the-art in several high-tech fields, and continue to do so on several programs.

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Covid Guidance

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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