Career Opportunities with L-3 PHOTONICS

Two career opportunities have recently come available at L-3 PHOTONICS. Interested students with an, MS or PhD, preparing to enter the workforce are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be USA citizens.

Submit your resume at the L-3 PHOTONICS website. Use the job search feature to locate the position you are interested in, or search for additional opportunities. To find these opportunities click the [careers] tab,  select [search US jobs], and type [Carlsbad] into the location field.  The webpage will autocomplete to Carlsbad, California and bring up the following positions. To have your application considered you must apply through the website.

Advanced Optical Network Engineer

L-3 PHOTONICS, a division of L-3, is a worldwide leader in the development of optical data link systems for defense and aerospace applications. Using our proprietary photonics technology to develop and manufacture unique fiber optic communication systems has led to the creation of an exceptional portfolio of intellectual property.  The company’s patented technology includes bi-directional, protocol independent, high scalable photonic networks capable of transmitting simultaneously in multiple formats, including digital, RF analog and video.

Our 30 years of experience in developing advanced technologies have aided the company in building well-established customer relationships with every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, various Government agencies and leading companies in the aircraft industry.  L-3 PHOTONICS’ history of demonstrated growth and profitability have created outstanding career opportunities for scientists and engineers.

We are currently seeking an Advanced Optical Network Engineer.  The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to join an industry leader and work closely with top research, design, and development scientists and engineers. This position offers a career path at a competitive salary with excellent benefits including relocation assistance if needed, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement and more. Take the next step and make a difference in your career – join the L-3 PHOTONICS team.

Responsibilities:

Act as technical expert in high speed optical networks with the ability to define new systems, analyze existing systems, predict outcome of system imperfections and/or degradations.

Recommend component specification changes to compensate for imperfections.

Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain and a Top Secret U.S. Government security clearance.
  • Active TS clearance preferred.

Basic skills:

  • Develop innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customer’s changing business needs
  • Create and analyze novel optical communication links
  • Develop novel high speed networks (various data rates) for direct detect and coherent links
  • Define components used in non-coherent and coherent optical systems
  • Familiarity with high-speed transport, including SONET/SDH, GFP, and OTN, at rates up to 10 Gbps and higher (40G / 100G).
  • Familiarity with DWDM transport systems

Desired skills:

  • Exercise creative thinking developing unique systems to advance our business
  • Advanced understanding of link performance as a function of component variation
  • Detailed understanding of network timing and synchronization
  • System engineering experience (writing specifications and sub-system design requirements, PDR, CDR, TRR preparation, etc.)
  • Direct experience with commercial multiplexing, routing, and switching hardware and routing protocols

L-3 PHOTONICS is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


Senior Optical Engineer

L-3 PHOTONICS, a division of L-3, is a worldwide leader in the development of optical data link systems for defense and aerospace applications. Using our proprietary photonics technology to develop and manufacture unique fiber optic communication systems has led to the creation of an exceptional portfolio of intellectual property.  The company’s patented technology includes bi-directional, protocol independent, high scalable photonic networks capable of transmitting simultaneously in multiple formats, including digital, RF analog and video.

Our 30 years of experience in developing advanced technologies have aided the company in building well-established customer relationships with every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, various Government agencies and leading companies in the aircraft industry.  L-3 PHOTONICS’ history of demonstrated growth and profitability have created outstanding career opportunities for scientists and engineers.

We are currently seeking a Sr. Optical Engineer.  The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to join an industry leader and work closely with top research, design, and development scientists and engineers. This position offers a career path at a competitive salary with excellent benefits including relocation assistance if needed, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement and more. Take the next step and make a difference in your career – join the L-3 PHOTONICS team.

Responsibilities: 

  • Design, build, test, and document optical free space communication links
  • Manage small prototype and production labs
  • Be self-directed as an individual contributor or able to manage a technical team
  • Design of experiments (DOE)
  • Management and customer briefings

Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret U.S. Government security clearance
  • Active TS clearance preferred

Basic skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Optical Engineering, EE or Physics
  • 5+ years of experience in free space optical links
  • DOE skills for efficient and cost effective solutions
  • Modeling and simulation experience using, e.g. Matlab, Zemax, etc.
  • Ability to manage priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Team player with excellent communication, technical writing and presentation skills

Desired skills:

  • MS or PhD in Optical Engineering or similar
  • Knowledge of analog and digital communication systems
  • Experience in terrestrial, space, and/or non-stationary optical links

L-3 PHOTONICS is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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