Senior Scientist - Optics and Lasers

KBR, Inc.

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Kihei, HI

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Job Overview:


Senior Scientist - Optics and Lasers

KBR is seeking a Senior Scientist - Optics and Lasers to join our team. Our customer maintains an ongoing research and development (R&D) effort focused on exploring and innovating technologies that advance state-of-the-art ground-based, electro-optical space situational awareness, optical imaging, advanced space tracking, and space object characterization capabilities. This contract will fulfill our client’s commitments to operational customers and to develop improved, innovative, and enhanced capabilities that advance the state-of-the-art and better meet the near-term needs of these customers.

This position will be physically based in Kihei, HI.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in imaging system design, operation, maintenance and control of adaptive optics and wavefront sensing systems, and operation and maintenance of fiber/solid state lasers
  • Demonstrated experience in design, assembly, troubleshooting and maintenance of optical and laser systems
  • Broad background in physical sciences
  • Familiarity with the USAF and US Space Force space control/space domain awareness mission area
  • Master’s degree in electrical optics or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in electrical optics or related field

Security Clearance Requirements: Must currently hold an active TS with SCI eligibility

In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or who have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.