Harris Corporation Scientist, Optical Systems Engineer in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Scientist, Optical Systems Engineer 6/12/18EngineeringUSA - IN - Fort Wayne




Job ID: SIS20181206-25214


Optical Systems Engineer

Job Code: SIS20181206-25214

Job Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Job Description:

The primary role of this position is to provideOptical Systems Engineering expertise to Harris space-based programs. Harris on-orbit imaging and sensing systems operate in the visible and infra-red region of the spectrum.

The Optical Systems Engineer-Scientist will be part of a highly skilled multi-expertise technical team. The position provides critical support to our Fort Wayne team and on-site support to high-technology American and Canadian suppliers. Travel is estimated to be 10-20%.

This position will provide key engineering products, such as:

  • Perform and coordinate system-level Optical hardware and process trades with Harris and Supplier teams to arrive at mutually agreeable spec-compliant solutions to technical problems.

  • Definition, Design, Development and Performance Verification of Refractive/Reflective Telescopes, Optical Coatings, Detectors, Processes, and Components resulting in Delivery of Quality Products meeting our Customer’s Requirements

  • Optical budgets and sensitivities including wave-front error, MTF, line of sight, stray-light, SNR, SWAP, glint, spectral tuning/splitting, polarization, phase retrieval, image simulation, and radiometric calculations.

  • Creating and Managing Optical and Radiometric requirements and specifications for systems, assemblies, and components.

  • Hands-on test/review of data, materials and components to verify compliance to specifications


  • Bachelor degree in Optics, Systems Engineering, Physics, or related field with 12 years of HW design experience or an advanced degree with 10 years of design experience

  • 5 years working knowledge of Zemax, Code V, FRED, and DOORS

  • 10 plus years experience in Systems requirements management (ex. performance verification, requirements allocation) for LEO/GEO environment

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Leadership capability working with 3-10 person teams focused on technical/cost/schedule optimization

  • Familiarity with ASAP and MatLab

  • TS/SCI Clearance capability

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

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LocationUSA - IN - Fort Wayne