NJ Employer Optical Investigator IV in Florham Park, New Jersey

Job TitleOptical Investigator IVDiscretionary Business TitleOptical InvestigatorLocationFLORHAM PARK, NJ - Florham Park, NJ 07932 US (Primary)Security ClearanceAbility to obtain a government security clearanceRelocation OfferedYesJob TypeFull-timeCategoryEngineeringEducationBachelor's DegreeCareer LevelExperienced (Non-Manager)Job DescriptionPrimary Purpose:Under limited direction develop new cutting edge research solutions for optical research and development programsDuties and Responsibilities:Invent and develop new custom high power optical sources for US Government purposes, including free-space optical communications and LIDARDevelop new and innovative optical solutions related to optical communications, optical remote sensing, photonic integrated circuits, lasers, optical amplifiers, optical transmitters and receivers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers and amplifiers, RF photonics, and/or lasers for directed energyDevelop new designs for optical transmitters, receivers, high-power and low-noise optical amplifiers for deployment in challenging space and airborne applicationsDevelop new and innovative optical designs using doped-fiber, planar waveguide, silicon, III-V, hybrid and other technologiesWork with customers to reach mutually-accepted set of specifications for complex projects, and flow those requirements down to subsystems in a Systems Engineering effortDevelop trade studies to compare different potential designs and select the optimum approachPresent results of work effectively in oral and written formMeet with US Government customers, understand customer technical problems, formulate creative solutions, contribute to selling of proposed solutions, and lead technical execution of resulting programs.May lead a team of professionalsTravel to other LGS Locations or Customer Sites as necessaryUnderstand and adhere to all LGS Ethical and Compliance policiesProactively ensure a safe work environment and adhere to LGS EH&S policies and proceduresPerform other duties as requiredObtain/retain a government security clearance at the level required to perform the duties of the positionSkills and Knowledge:Prior knowledge related to optical communication, remote optical sensing, RF photonics, directed energy, fiber/diode pumped lasers and/or amplifiersExperience working in an inter-disciplinary team environmentSubject-Matter Expert in the field of Optical ResearchGood interpersonal skillsExcellent presentation and writing skillsKnowledge of Microsoft software applications and other software applications as requiredWorking Conditions:Work is typically performed in an office environment which requires proper safety precautions.Work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes, or equipment.The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.Minimum QualificationsMinimum Education and Experience:Bachelor's Degree in optics, physics, or Electrical Engineering and 6-8 years of experience or an equivalent combination of skills, education, and experiencePreferred QualificationsMasters or PhD preferredLGS StatementLGS Innovations delivers mission-critical communications products, R&D, and supporting services to U.S. defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies and commercial customers around the world. We create advanced solutions in wireless communications, signals processing and analysis, optical networking, photonics, routing and switching, and spectrum management. These solutions drive mission success in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), cyberspace operations, and