Electro-Optical Engineer/Applied Scientist
Spectral Sensor Solutions, LLC.
Albuquerque, NM

About $87,000 - $120,000 a year


Job Description

Electro-OpticalEngineer/Applied Scientist Spectral Sensor Solutions - Albuquerque, NM 87123

Spectral Sensor Solutions is a premier developer of next-generation electro-optical systems for standoff sensing of chemical and biological hazards and for environmental remote sensing. We provide analysis, trade studies, design, engineering, development, proof-of-concept and demonstrations based on our two core technologies: UV Raman and IR eye-safe aerosol lidar. As a small innovative company, we provide an interesting, respectful and innovative work environment.


· Design and develop complex, high performance, ruggedized, laser-based spectroscopic sensor systems

· Derive the E-Osubsystem requirements from the system level requirements and maintain documentation of design rationale

· Develop detailed specifications for E-O subsystems and components; test and characterize subsystems and components for verification of performance to specifications

· Present updates and contribute to all design and program reviews conducted for customers and internal management

· Contribute to a larger team of engineers, scientists and technicians on new technology development from conception to production of reliable products.

· Research and develop innovative E-O concepts that will lead to new and unique laser-based spectroscopic sensor systems

· After a period demonstrating leadership and teamwork, this position could evolve into a lead role to direct a multidisciplinary engineering team during the design, integration, test and troubleshooting phases for E-O sensor prototype development

Job Type

Full-time position. Occasional travel may be necessary. Excellent benefits including paid holidays, personal paid time off, competitive 401k with up to 6% company match, and immediate health coverage.


· B.S. or higher degree in Optical Science or Electro-Optical Engineering or related field

· 6+ years of experience in E-O engineering and spectroscopic sensor development

· Applicants must be either U.S. citizens.

Required Experience

· Design and development of advanced laser-based spectroscopic sensor systems

· E-O component and subsystem design and/or specification based on derived system-level requirements

· Hands-on integration, testing, and verification of E-O sensor systems

· E-O sensor system data acquisition and data analysis techniques

· Excellent communication and presentation skills

Desired Experience

· Deployment, operation and troubleshooting of electro-optical sensor systems

· Design of sensors for standoff and proximity sensing of aerosol and vapor phase materials in the air and on surfaces

· Physics-based modeling and simulation of E-O sensor system performance and experimental validation of models

· Proficient in the application of optical raytracing software (e.g., Zemax) to the component, subsystem and system design of E-O sensor systems

· High-throughput high-resolution spectrometer design

Job Type: Full-time


  • relevant: 6 years (Required)
  • Optical Engineering: 6 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Security Clearance Required:

  • Top Secret (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative