Senior Optomechanical Engineer with Security Clearance

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Kirtland Afb, New Mexico
May 26, 2024
Jun 19, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Senior Optomechanical Engineer
Start Date: Immediate At EXPANSIA, we are focused on partnering with America's top companies to acquire new
talent with speed, accuracy, and a differentiated pricing model. We pride ourselves in acquiring
top talent to ensure our clients' competitive advantage. A 100% employee-owned and operated technology firm, our client provides high-demand
technical expertise in Digital Engineering & Transformation, Space Systems, Unmanned
Systems, Flight Test Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Cybersecurity, and DevOps for
advanced defense and intelligence special programs. Our client delivers first-choice capabilities
to solve problems of global importance. OVERVIEW
Full-time/Permanent Employee
Location: Albuquerque, NM Our client is searching for a highly skilled Optomechanical Engineer to support development of
first-of-kind operational space or space related missions for the Space Rapid Capabilities Office
(RCO). A successful candidate should be a leader and problem solver with a proven ability to
deliver superior results as part of a high performing team in a high-profile, fast-paced
environment. The candidate will apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts for highly
classified systems, while also effectively communicating complex results with management and
executive leadership. In this position, you will provide System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) to the Space
RCO at Kirtland AFB, NM. The Space RCO is one of three US Space Force acquisition
organization and is the one specializing in delivering first-of systems to fill quick-turn needs to
deliver operational capability to the USSF. For each project, Space RCO sets up small, agile
and empowered teams, to include program manager, technical specialists, contracting, finance,
security, and they use right acquisition strategies to set the effort up for success. You will work
in one of these small, highly empowered teams where every team member is directly
responsible for the success of the program. Responsibilities Include: Supports requirements development, design, interpretation, and analysis of technical solutions for complex optical systems. Leads or supports technical programs, projects, or tasks whose technical complexity requires engineering oversight. Ensures completion of tasks within estimated time frames and budget constraints. Provides input to the government customer concerning risks to performance, schedule, and budget due to either proposed contractor plans or contractor's execution of accepted plans. Ensures the quality of the program, project, or task deliverables meet or exceed standards or metrics and assesses such deliverables to ensure that the final deliverables will meet the warfighting purpose for which they are intended. Plans and performs engineering research, design development, and other engineering assignments in conformance with the design, engineering, and customer specifications. Responsible for the overall technical/engineering portions of major projects or programs. Coordinates with multiple partners/agencies to ensure system engineering communities support delivery milestones. Tracks and advises design trades and associated cost, schedule, and technical impacts to requirements. Initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements from a project's inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs. Provides strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff. Provides detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development and/or maintenance efforts for client specific or mission critical challenges/issues. Leads studies and analyses of data to provide advice and recommend solutions. Communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy-oral and written. Other duties as required. The proposed salary range for this position is $180,000-$210,000. There are a host of factors
that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, Federal Government contract labor
categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and
competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications. Our employees value the
flexibility EXPANSIA allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer
competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our unique
mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. KEY QUALIFICATIONS Clearance: TS/SCI with SAP Eligibility, and willingness to sit for a CI Poly
Education: Relevant MA/MS/ME Degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board
for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Years of Experience: Minimum ten (10) years DoD/IC, or relevant industry work experience.
No less than two (2) year's total SAP and/or SCI environment experience and 1-year total within
last 5 years. KEY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSA) Expert knowledge in development and fielding telescopes and related subsystems. Experience with optomechanical systems, optical structures, telescope mounts, servos, optical encoders, and integration and test of large-scale optical systems. Experience in DoD program management including program development and transition. Experience with Integrated Master Schedules, and risk management . PREFERRED ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (Desired) PhD in engineering or optical sciences Fifteen (15) years of relevant DoD and/or Industry work experience. System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) to Government program office. Experience with rapid prototyping and transition to operations. Experience in astrodynamics. Experience with ACAT I/II level acquisition programs. Experience in planning and executing assembly, integration, and test campaigns for optical systems.