Engineering Specialist- Optical Engineering / Tracked Fire Control
General Dynamics Land Systems
May 10, 2018
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Full Time - Experienced
Fiber Optics Technology (PF), Image Sensing and Pattern Recognition (IR), Imaging Optical Design (FD), Integrated Optics (PI), Laser Systems (PL), Optical Material Studies (OM), Photonic Detection (PD), Short Wavelength Sources and Attosecond/High Field Physics (OH)
Years of Experience:
4 Year Degree
Design and build of optical systems, including:
Support concept to production including architecture analysis, trade studies, requirements analysis, engineering reviews, design, test, and qualification. Embedded Hardware Systems to include Optical component integration
Component selection, procurement, and oversight of hardware build
Create detailed optics specifications, ICD's, and test plans
Review and develop hardware and software requirement documents and test plans
Optical Design and analysis utilizing standard optical tools such as Zemax, Night Vision Integrated Performance Model (NV-IPM)
Design, develop, and test optical components and subsystems in support of integration of thermal imaging systems, color and monochrome high resolution cameras, lasers, radar, direct view optics, and stabilized control systems
Support the integration & testing of sights and electro-optical sensors on the various vehicle platforms
Work with other members of the engineering staff to ensure the product meets its requirements
Prepare and present written reports, status reports, and presentations as necessary
Provide technical support and communication to the GDLS program office, GDLS customers, and other departments within GDLS
10 years of applicable experience with a Bachelors Degree in Physics, Optics, or Electro-Optical Engineering. Other technical degrees will be considered with relevant experience. Experience with optical systems design.
Experience with CAD tools, such as CREO/Pro-E
Experience with physical and geometrical optics.
Basic optics laboratory skills including precise alignment and calibration procedures
Experience with Analog and Digital Video. (RS-170, HD-SDI, LVDS, DVI, DisplayPort, 3G SDI, 6G SDI) Experience with Video Distribution Techniques. Familiarity with Military Standards and Test Requirements. Ability to use Engineering Development and Test Tools. Capable of Obtaining a Security Clearance. Occasional overtime, and weekend hours may be required to complete critical tasks. Strong Interpersonal skills and ability to work with interdisciplinary teams. Strong Multi-tasking skills.
Internal Number: 745
About General Dynamics Land Systems
General Dynamics Land Systems is a global leader in the design, development, production, support and enhancement of tracked and wheeled military vehicles. Our focus is partnering with those who protect our freedom to ensure their readiness for tomorrow.
General Dynamics Land Systems’ innovation has resulted in increased survivability, greater firepower, unmatched mobility and enhanced battlefield effectiveness made possible by capabilities and products prepared for whatever threat the military faces. We anticipate the need for innovative solutions for the future battlefield.
We have a strong foundation of delivering innovative engineering and production capabilities to our clients across the spectrum of military vehicles. Our team is focused on continuous improvements that provide our clients with solutions while reducing costs and speeding up delivery for urgent requirements.
The Abrams Main Battle Tank, Stryker, Specialty Wheeled Vehicles, AJAX armoured fighting vehicles and the LAV family of vehicles provide the DNA our customers need to defend freedom around the world.
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