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Entry Level Optical Technician/Scientist

Entry Level Optical Technician/Scientist

As an Entry Level Optical Technician/Scientist, you will perform assist in the alignment and characterization of electro-optical space sensors.  Tasks include running an optical test laboratory, and performing tests on star trackers, EO cameras, telescopes, surface scatter measurements, stray light, radiometric measurements, and detectors. This is an ideal job for an entry level physicist or engineer with a background in astronomy, physics, optics, electronics, and/or computer programming with a strong inclination towards laboratory measurement and testing. You will equip the laboratory, maintain the equipment, develop data acquisition and analysis software, and conduct critical measurements. You will also assist in the development of prototype sensor systems.

Job responsibilities include:

Manage the optical test laboratory, procure needed equipment, learn how to operate the equipment and develop a thorough understanding of equipment capability, precision, and accuracy. Ensure calibration traceability. Assist in the development of perceptive tests as needed by internal projects, document test procedures, and conduct tests as required, analyze data, and write test reports. Ensure the safety of space flight components. Help to determine future equipment needs, and to prepare capital budget requests. Develop Labview or similar code to automate the operation of laboratory equipment. Develop Matlab, or similar code, to automate the analysis of test data. Develop formats and templates for test procedures and test reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Physics, optics, astronomy, or engineering related to electro-optical sensor systems

>2 years of relevant experience in optical testing
LabView programming experience
MatLab and/or Python data analysis experience
Understanding of principles of error analysis, and the ability to predict measurement precision and accuracy for optical tests.
Experience with optical test equipment including light sources, interferometers, detectors, and/or scatterometers
Basic presentation and writing skills

Millennium Space Systems delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for demanding customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on demonstrated excellence.

Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. 


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