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L3Harris Optical Engineer (Masters - Wilmington, MA) in Wilmington, Massachusetts


Job Title: Optical Engineer (Masters)

Job Code: SAS20222806-85460

Job Location: Wilmington, MA

Job Schedule: 9/80

Job Description:

The primary role of this position is to provide optical engineering support for metrology, design, and analysis on various aerospace programs. These programs include ground based, airborne and deep space imaging systems ranging from UV to LWIR regions of the EM radiation spectrum.


  • Design, analyze, modify, test and evaluate optical communications systems and subsystem level components.

  • Design, analyze, modify, test and evaluate RF Photonic systems and subsystem level components.

  • Support the development of Assembly, Integration & Test (AI&T) budgets and sensitivities including wave front error, MTF, line-of-sight, and throughput

  • Design of optical systems and test sets

  • Perform hands-on optical alignment and testing support during optical component and system level testing

  • Optical modeling and analysis support during the AI&T

  • Familiarity with optical tools such as Zemax, Code V, and FRED desired

  • Utilize modeling tools and equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental tests, and evaluate results.

  • Select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability.

  • Perform simulations and present design reviews to peer engineers.

  • Work with a technical leader on Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and ensure successful outcome through program milestones.


  • Master’s degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering with Optics Focus, Physics or related field

  • Knowledge of photonics systems and components

  • Experience with designing, analyzing, modifying, testing and evaluating optical communications systems and subsystem level components.

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Digital Lightwave Communications: Physical layer systems, components (EDFA, Modulators, SFPs, Switches, etc.) , and modules for optical communication systems

  • Familiarity with optical tools such as Zemax, Code V, and FRED desired

  • Coherent RF Photonics: Transport and processing of analog signals (radar, wireless communications, etc.) on optical systems

  • Photonic Integrated Circuits: Improving Size Weight and Power (SWaP) for photonics systems utilizing photonic integrated circuits

  • Optical multi-input multi-output (MIMO) digital signal processing (DSP): Improving optical system throughput and bit error rate (BER) using post processing techniques

  • Photonic Modeling: Ability to model photonic systems using one or more of the following software packages: MATLAB, OptSim, BeamProp, Zemax, HFSS

  • TS/SCI with poly preferred

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.