Display Technology Research Engineer with Security Clearance

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TEKsystems c/o Allegis Group

TEKsystems has an opportunity for Junior Display Technology Research Engineer. This position is supporting test and evaluation lab for munitions for the Air Force. Job Description:
We are looking to hire a Display Technology Research Engineer to support our operations within the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Eglin, AFB Florida. The candidate would conduct research and development related to display technology testing and characterization and design and execute experiments to evaluate display systems. TEKsystems is seeking a to support KHILS. This team is creating the simulation for topical environments and infrared sensors at KHILS. They are creating Virtual Reality for the weapons and munitions that come out of AFRL. This person will spend the majority of their time Working on setting up and operating emerging infrared scene projector technologies. This requires setting up optics, optomechanical elements, and perhaps designing / buying fixtures to improve optical setups. Among this are the responsibilities to take careful notes, collect data from these systems, and share this data with team members. Long term the expectation is this person will become more and more self-sufficient and have the ability to extrapolate on what needs to be studied with these systems to ensure they can mature. They will collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize display systems and develop and maintain scripts for data acquisition and analysis. The candidate will be responsible for analyzing data and providing insights for display technology improvements, providing regular updates to team members and government sponsors on research progress, and staying up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies. This position is not eligible for remote work and the successful candidate will work with other assigned engineers on-site. Top Skills’ Details:
Python, MATLAB, C++
2+ years working in a lab environment
Proficiency in optics and optomechanics Non Negotiables:
Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Physics Qualifications:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Optics, or related field
2+ years working in a laboratory environment
Strong engineering and research skills
Proficiency in optics and optomechanics
Experience scripting control software of laboratory instrumentation
Proficient in data analysis using Python, MATLAB, or similar tools
Excellent communication and teamwork skills
Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret clearance Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in characterizing display technologies (MEMS, LCD, OLED, LED, etc.)
Experience with infrared cameras and camera calibration.
Experience with display calibration
Familiarity with display measurement equipment (cameras, spectrometers, spectroradiometers, colorimeters, photodiode detectors, etc.) Additional Skills & Qualifications:
Candidate must have strong communication skills and the ability to be a team player and multitask. Priorities and projects may change quickly due to customer demands. A successful candidate for this role and environment MUST be a self-starter and actively seek out feedback. Personality is a big deal for this environment as this person will be responsible for briefing the government customer on their work updates and to the development team. Work Environment:
The work environment is business casual in a classified environment on Eglin AFB in the Air Force Research Lab. No phones in the building. The team is currently 1 government lead, 1 local engineer, and 2 senior engineers who are remote but travel to be onsite often. We collaborate with other government labs as well as external vendors. The plan is to grow the core team local to Eglin AFB. Why is the position open:
This is a backfill for a candidate that chose to go be a professor. Customer Impact:
They will be working to technologies to provide the Air Force with a strong technology base upon which future air-delivered munitions can be developed to neutralize potential threats to the US. The program is called WESTAR – Weapon Engagement Simulation Technology for Advanced Research. The purpose of the the program is to develop modelling capabilities in support of the USAF weapon systems. They also evaluate high-end, next-generation concepts related to weapon systems. How This Brings Value To Your Career:
This is an exciting opportunity to support the AFRL’s Munitions Directorate! They deliver world class research and weapons concepts to give the US warfighters the advantage on the ground, in the air or in space. This position will SPONSOR a US Government Security Clearance and you’ll have the ability to convert with the end-client based on performance and evaluation.

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