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Radiance Technologies, Inc. Senior Optical Engineer in DAYTON, Ohio

Radiance Technologies, a 100% employee-owned company, is seeking candidates for a Senior Optical Engineer position. The Senior Optical Engineer will provide technical support to a U.S. Space Force satellite constellation development contract. This position requires a talented Senior Optical Engineer that can work with a multi-disciplined team to perform engineering analysis to support all phases of the system lifecycle, including requirements development, design, development, and test and evaluation. The engineer will be required to assist the team with requirements definition; Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (MS&A); Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL); simulations; development; integration activities; and operations. This effort will entail support to develop 2D and 3D tracking algorithms utilizing space-based thermal imaging systems as well as providing physics-based modeling of end-to-end missions. This will also include implementation of multiple modeling scenarios include, but not limited to, Monte Carlo controlled scenario-based analysis of the satellite design's ability to meet requirements.


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Optical Engineering/Science, Electro-Optics, Electrical Engineering, Photonics, or relevant technical field with 10 years direct experience on DoD programs or a Master's Degree in Optical Engineering/Science, Electro-Optics, Electrical Engineering, Photonics, or relevant technical field with 8 years direct experience in DoD programs.
  • US Citizen with a current DoD Secret security clearance or ability to obtain a DoD security clearance.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.


Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in optics design and setup, instrumentation design and setup, and data capture and analysis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using tools such as Zemax, MATLAB, LabVIEW, and Image/Data Acquisition software.
  • Experience with synthetic image generation software.
  • Familiarity with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Agile software development principles and practices.
  • Experience with Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
  • Experience creating and managing design and development documentation.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Python, Rust and/or C/C++.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, integrate, and test optical systems for ISR systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist customers with sensor design and selection.
  • Experience performing thermal modeling and analysis.
  • Experience with satellite design and development programs.