Assoc, Optical Engrg : Santa Rosa, CA | L3Harris

Feb. 2, 2023

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

US Citizens Only

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Job TItle: Optical Engineer (New Grad - Santa Rosa, CA)

Job Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the
tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job
at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Support development of the techniques, tools, and procedures for all aspects of Optical Engineering for the division

    • Support development of Optical Engineering tools and procedures for Optical Design, Analysis, Integration, and Test.
    • Document and control optical tools and procedures.
    • Provide Optical Engineering expertise to support manufacturing tasks and issues.
    • Provide Optical Sensor Engineering expertise in support of NRE contracts and Business Development
      • Design and develop new optical sensor payloads for custom (NRE) contracts and WSO IRAD programs.
      • Assemble, integrate, and test optical sensors to meet project specifications.

Technical Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of many areas of Optical Engineering and
  • Knowledge of optical design codes (Zemax, Code V, etc.) and/or
  • Knowledge of mathematical analysis codes (Matlab, Mathematica, MathCad, etc.) and/or
  • Knowledge of Optical Metrology (Interferometers, image quality metrics, alignment and test techniques, Labview, etc.).


  • Ability to create/design optical systems to meet customer requirements by working directly with external and internal customers.
  • Ability to work effectively with other design disciplines as well as manufacturing to create design solutions that address often-conflicting requirements.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly (written and verbal) to technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to write clear technical documentation.

Minimum Qualifications

A. Education – Bachelors, Master's or PhD Degree in Optical Engineering

Other Requirements

Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $67,500 MIN - $125,000 MAX. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.



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