Research Engineer - Torrance, CA

Are you a Research Engineer with a Masters/PhD in Physics or Engineering and have 4 years of experience in development of advanced technologies & instrumentation?  Do you have experience with optics or sensors?  Are you a US citizen with the ability to obtain a security clearance? If so, read on & let’s talk.

Responsibilities:  This position is for a skillful experimentalist who will be responsible for the development and fabrication of  innovative devices and systems to meet the needs of defense and commercial applications for our Photonics Systems Division which specializes in the development and production of advanced sensor solutions for ground and airborne applications. Our current project portfolio includes novel optical metrology to aid in the production of stealth aircraft, autonomous mass spectrometry systems for atmospheric monitoring, and future millimeter-wave radar systems to aid in aircraft launch/recovery operations aboard aircraft carriers to name a few.

  • Identify and implement simple yet innovative ways to solve complex technical problems in the areas of LIDAR, EO/IR, and RF hardware engineering.

  • Perform hands-on laboratory work to rapidly design and build prototypes to assess and demonstrate technical feasibility

  • Support technical and programmatic progress on multiple projects, including writing technical report updates and presentations in support of development for government customers


  • Masters/PhD in Physics or Engineering.   

  • 4+ years of hands-on experience in development of advanced technologies and instrumentation, with thorough fundamental understanding of physical processes and materials

  • Experience with transition of R&D to production is a strong plus

  • Creativity, strong problem-solving and analytical skills, excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills are essential

  • Proficiency in software modeling, and simulation tools, such as COMSOL, MATLAB, etc., is a strong plus

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic R&D setting with a number of PhD level engineers and scientists developing novel, impactful technology solutions

  • US Citizen with ability to obtain secret security clearance a must

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