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Electro-optical/Infared Engineer - Secret

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking an Electro-optical/Infrared Engineer in Beavercreek, OH.


  • Knowledge of systems engineering principles, verification and validation of requirements, and understanding the Air Force’s acquisition processes is desired.
  • Provide technical inputs, assessments and management of program engineering efforts in support of the acquisition strategy for each case. 
  • Analyze EO/IR sensor systems architectures, HW and SW, to determine functionality and performance.
  • Research new technologies for EO/IR sensing and provide recommendations on approaches to incorporate into new sensors. 
  • Evaluate development cost, schedule, and technical risks for sensor designs.
  • Prepare trade-space products that clearly communicate EO/IR sensor performance versus design and development cost and schedule. 
  • Recommend sensor options that best meet technical and programmatic requirements.
  • Assess EO/IR sensors and provides evaluations of avionics integration feasibility. 
  • Recommend analysis, modeling and simulation, and test options that predict and verify system performance requirements throughout development.
  • Collaborate on EO/IR sensor teams proposing specific actions that lead to the highest performance EO/IR sensor capabilities.
  • Verify on-going sensor development projects are meeting performance and programmatic milestones.
  • Participate in major events including System Requirements Reviews (SRRs), Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs), Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), Program Management Reviews (PMRs), Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs) and other technical/management activities.
  • Coordinate with the PMO to conduct in-country site surveys under the FMS program.
  • Support Installation and Check-Out (I&CO) of delivered sensor systems in customers’ countries.
  • Evaluate the country infrastructures to support the operation, maintenance, storage, and staging of the sensor system.
  • Strong communication skills with customers, end users, and analysts in order to provide recommended contractual language to specific test-related sections of solicitations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Electrical or Electro-Optics, Physics or Engineering Physics, or a related field with at least 10 years' experience, or Master's degree with at least 8 years' experience.
  • Current experience and knowledge of the DoD acquisition processes and other service specific requirements is preferred.
  • Ideal candidate would have experience with system engineering processes and experience with FMS and sensor analysis. 

Job Number: 1910104356
Job Location: Dayton, OH
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 08/09/2019
Attention: Keishea Dixon
Address: 1839 S ALMA SCHOOL RD STE 250
City, State: MESA, AZ 85210
Phone: 480/929-9922
800 Phone: 800/657-0997
Fax Phone: 480/929-9779

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