Harris Corporation Optical Engineer (Melbourne, Palm Bay, FL -New Grad) in Palm Bay, Florida

Optical Engineer (Melbourne, Palm Bay, FL -New Grad) 8/10/18--Electro-OpticalUSA - FL - Melbourne, USA - FL - Palm Bay




Job ID: SIS20181008-26609


Optical Engineer (Melbourne, Palm Bay, FL -New Grad)

Job Code: SIS20181008-26609

Job Location: Melbourne, Palm Bay FL

Company Description :

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at harris.com at https://www.harris.com/ .

Job Description:

Harris is seeking an Optical Engineer for the Optical Systems Engineering Group. This individual will provide optical design and analysis support on airborne and space imaging systems ranging from UV to LWIR regions of the spectrum. The optical engineer will be part of a highly skilled technical team helping develop these imaging systems.

The selected candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Perform optical design and analysis on advanced telescopes, calibrators, unique optical test sets.

  • Develop optical budgets and sensitivities including wavefront error, MTF, line of sight, and throughput.

  • Perform analyses to show compliance to optical requirements and specifications for imaging systems, assemblies, component drawings, coatings, etc.

  • Perform tolerancing analyses to assess manufacturability and optical alignment.

  • Provide optical modeling, analysis and metrology support during system alignment, integration and testing.

  • Perform other unique modeling tasks, such as: spectral tuning/splitting, polarization, phase retrieval, image simulation, etc.

  • Support the development of optical technologies and architectural concepts to support the company’s current and new business opportunities.


  • Bachelors in Optical Engineering, Physics, Image Science

  • 3.0 GPA or greater required

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in optical engineering or aerospace industry

  • Knowledge of Code V and/or Zemax software tools

  • Excellent communication, technical writing and presentation skills

  • Knowledge of FRED, Matlab, Python

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security 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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