Electro-Optics Engineer
Morson Talent
Belfast, UK
2d ago

Electro-optic systems engineer

Primary Purpose of the Role :

The successful candidate will work as part of a team of cutting-edge Electro-Optic Systems Engineers in one or more of Thales Belfast's multi-disciplinary project teams defining and developing both product and test equipment across defence and space-borne product lines.

This covers application areas such as visible & IR light generation, propagation, detection, imaging and processing.

Principal Relationships :

  • Working within a team of Electro-Optic Systems Engineers, you will report to the EO Functional Line Manager and to Programme / Work Package Managers.
  • You will work closely with engineers of various disciplines across Thales sites to define, develop, build, integrate and test new products, as well as working with suppliers, sub-contractors and customers.

    Main Responsibilities and Tasks :

  • Electro-optic system requirements analysis.
  • Electro-optic hardware development for defence and aerospace systems.
  • Develop, build & integrate optical detection / imaging systems, laser beam control & steering systems and bore sight alignment solutions.
  • Participation in all aspects of the product lifecycle from concept through manufacture to in-service support.
  • Performance analysis of imaging systems, lasers and optical architectures using both in-house and industry standard programmes.
  • Specification of sensors across the electromagnetic spectrum from the visible to the far infra-red.
  • Specification of pulsed & CW lasers across the EM spectrum from the visible to the far infra-red.
  • Specification of optical components & coatings.
  • Work may involve occasional travel liaising with suppliers and working with colleagues at other Thales sites.
  • Skills, experience and qualifications ideally required :

  • Sound working knowledge & understanding of physics and scientific / technological principles.
  • Sound working knowledge of optical / electro-optical principles and technology.
  • Evidence of application of the above in both practical and theoretical contexts.
  • 3rd level Degree in Scientific / Engineering Discipline.
  • Recommended Skills

    Requirements AnalysisSystem RequirementsTestingProfiling (Computer Programming)

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