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Laser Engineer
Reference #:21-3072
Open Date:4/8/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:No
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) is searching for a Laser Engineer to develop single frequency laser transmitters for multiple ongoing spaceflight projects at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The Laser Engineer will be involved in modeling, designing, procuring components, building and demonstrating performance of laser transmitters that support new instrument concepts for remote sensing applications.

Specific duties for this position may include the following:

  • Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) laser transmitter design and development
  • Supporting laser development for NASA projects by advancing the Technology Readiness Level from 4 to 6
  • Laser and electro-optic component characterization, assembly and testing
  • Development of reliability test stations to evaluate the long term performance of lasers
  • Environmental testing and space qualification of laser prototypes
  • Demonstrating excellent communication skills, including providing clear verbal and written communication and documentation of fabrication process results
  • Providing status reports to project team members, during informal and formal group meetings and via email
  • Managing time effectively to meet project deadlines
Required Qualifications:
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field
  • 10+ years experience in industry or research laboratory environment
  • Knowledge of spaceflight hardware requirements
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Desired Qualifications:
  • Prior NASA or industry experience