- Communication Skills
- Laboratory Experience
- Signal Processing
- Health Insurance
- Flexible Schedule
- Vision Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Paid Time Off
Psionic, LLC. is adding a, motivated, fast-paced Lidar and Electro-optics Engineer with experience working in a project office in collaboration with a project manager. We value a diverse, hands-on background with electro-optics systems and instrumentation to complement our on-site team in Hampton, Virginia.
What a Great Electo-optical Engineer will be doing
As an Electro-optical Engineer, you will be working on cutting edge coherent Doppler lidar and instrumentation based on Doppler measurements. You will use hands-on experience building laboratory prototypes and production hardware as well as computer modeling to accelerate development of second-generation lidar to support the fast-moving autonomous vehicle sector, defense applications, and space-based navigation.
You will work on projects that include system and component modeling and experimentation to correlate model results with laboratory and flight campaigns measurements. Work requires electronics and optics knowledge, algorithm development, controls systems knowledge, coding experience, and a system generalist's mindset to rigorously capture the current system performance as well as potential and actual future improvements.
Our designs must perform under stringent automobile, aero, and space environmental conditions. Highly integrated sensors and supporting electronics will be necessary to achieve high-performance requirements for our alpha and beta demonstration units. The successful candidate will be familiar with methods for utilizing computer models and statistical methods to predict system performance across highly variable environmental conditions. This newly developed lidar and improved signal processing systems will have a far-reaching impact in the field of autonomous vehicles.
The work involves analyzing, designing, coding, simulating, testing, and conducting performance validation and verification of optical and photonic elements, electronic data processing, controls, and instrumentation systems. These will be used for detecting, recording, measuring, or controlling physical conditions, phenomena, and environments encountered in automotive, aeronautical and aerospace development programs.
Required Education & Requirements
BS degree or higher in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering (Required)
2-3 years of Optical Engineering experience
1+ years of Lidar Engineering Development experience (Preferred)
Hands-on experience (Required)
Strong oral and written communication skills
An ability to learn new skills and adapt to new technologies
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. (Required)
Maintains a broad knowledge of optics and electronics analog/digital design engineering.
Experienced working in teams for the formulation, design, development, modification, implementation, calibration, and field deployment of difficult electronic measurement and instrumentation systems or other ground systems, or subsystems for laboratory, aero, or space flight systems.
Experience with full life cycle development.
Experienced with MATLAB, Zemax, and Pspice or equivalent tools.
Demonstrated success in the field of electro-optical system design.
Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose issues that arise during testing.
Design and develop improved subsystems for next generation Doppler lidar.
Use measurement science expertise to design validation protocols to demonstrate user requirements are met.
Development mathematical computer models that include optical, analog and digital electronic, control loops, detector and processing elements, and complex interfaces.
Design and test the simulation against actual laboratory and flight systems to allow system level improvements and new concepts to be quickly and accurately evaluated for implementation.
Utilize industry standard modeling codes for optical and electronic systems simulation and incorporate these into custom models for Psionic components and systems
Generates and reviews development and design approaches for adequacy, feasibility, cost, and conformance to overall goals and best engineering practices.
Presents results at project reviews and technical conferences.
Ensures assigned aerospace and/or ground support equipment meet project objectives and environmental conditions and are compatible with ground data acquisition and processing capabilities.
Writes and reviews technical goals and approaches, monitoring progress during development, design, and testing. Provides advanced technical assistance in development, design, and integration of technologies and systems.
Additional Responsibilities as a Technical Specialist
Review and analyzes existing systems design in order to initiate redesign or modifications to improve operational effectiveness of hardware and software.
Designs or directs the development of unique or leading-edge technology, hardware, equipment, or systems to meet specific mission requirements.
Manages engineering team efforts related to the study, development, and test of hardware, data system components, or equipment.
Supports the design, development and testing, including upgrades, parts reliability requirements, failure analysis/corrective action investigations, special laboratory tests, performance evaluations, and design audits of in-house and contracted projects and provides status to senior program management.
Oversees the day-to-day development activities of the design team in support of the project manager's work plan.
Performs additional data systems and analysis work as required.
Join a diverse and dynamic team that provides creative opportunities, collaborative efforts, and groundbreaking technology
Flexible work schedule
Career growth- Psionic, LLC. values and invests in its family and promotes from within regularly
We offer a competitive salary
Benefits including health, dental, vision, paid time off, holidays, and 401(k)
Who We Are
Born in space and engineered for extreme performance, Psionic is more than technology. Integrity, teamwork and customer focus are among the values that define who we are individually and as a company.
Our core team is comprised of many of the experts and engineers behind NASA's groundbreaking technology and we have added mathletes to help us solve important problems for the world's Space, Defense, and Automotive industries and organizations.
Psionic, LLC. Values our customer relationships, our diverse and dynamic work environment, and our employees' career satisfaction. We are a startup, focused on lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles. We are building a culture of high performance that we think can change the world for the better. Based in Hampton, Virginia.
Psionic, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position requires access to export-controlled
technology or software source code and the position is subject to U.S. export control laws.