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Job Ref:  95116974
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  New Jersey
City:  Florham Park
23/10/2016 05:14
ID 2016-20564
Job Location USA - NJ-Florham Park

Required Clearance TS/SCI, obtainable with Polygraph within 24 months
Posted Date 8/19/2016
Category Engineering-Hardware

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Optics Engineer to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to design, develop and manage a variety of equipment and systems solutions for General Dynamics Mission Systems and its clients. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Optics Engineer will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Key Responsibilities

The Optics Engineer will design, develop, build and test systems and products based on optic, photonic and laser technologies. Additionally the position will interact with device, hardware and software design teams to assist in overall development of optical systems which includes: specifying, selecting and qualifying active and passive optical components, developing and benchmarking system performance models, developing and implementing test procedures and/or evaluating and selecting appropriate test instrumentation.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance.
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers' changing business needs.
  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the GDMS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure GDMS's services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates should demonstrate sophisticated problem solving skills, as well as an ability to design, develop and implement innovative GDMS business solutions. The Optics Engineer must have a Bachelor's degree in Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences and Engineering, or a related specialty or the equivalent, and at least five to eight years of related experience; or a Master's degree and a minimum of three to five years of related work experience.

Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Company Overview:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.
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