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Space Systems Engineer

SA Photonics, Inc. Los Gatos, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

At SA Photonics, we specialize in the design, development and manufacturing of complex, state-of-the-art communications systems for military, space and commercial applications. Our products include optical as well as RF communication systems. SA Photonics has a small team of highly experienced engineers and scientists and we are currently looking for a System Engineer with a background in developing space based optical systems to join our team. Responsibilities include:

  • Design and analysis of end-to-end space-based optical systems, including defining space environmental requirements for different mission parameters
  • Development of system level and sub-system level requirement and specification documents
  • Support design analysis of optical systems to insure performance is maintained over all expected operating systems and mission lifetime, including lifetime degradation
  • Support specifying optical, electrical and mechanical component selection
  • Develop and implement space qualification process of optical systems

The successful candidate will have most, if not all, of the following qualities/experience:

  • 10+ years experience developing space based optical systems, with proven track record of flight heritage systems
  • Strong understanding of space environments and developing space based systems.
  • Good understanding of electronic, optical, and mechanical systems
  • Familiarity with free-space optical and/or RF communication systems is desired.
  • Experience with qualifying systems for space
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage small programs and small technical teams
  • Self-motivated and self-directed individual, with little supervision necessary

Benefits

SA Photonics is located in Los Gatos, which has easy reverse commute access to HWY 85 and HWY 17. SA Photonics provides competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefit package, matching 401k, and a flexible work schedule. Our employees enjoy our small teams of very motivated engineers, working on state-of-the art projects.

This will be a full-time, regular position

Citizenship

Due to the nature of much of the work we do, this position is restricted to U.S. Citizens or permanent residents only.

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SA Photonics, Inc.

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