Image Sensing and Pattern Recognition (IR), Integrated Optics (PI)
Years of Experience:
4 Year Degree
Provided expert technical leadership for the development of electro-optical instruments for DigitalGlobe’s imaging satellites. Working with other engineers and departments, this person will translate business requirements into instrument requirements. This leader will perform trade studies, develop alternatives, help write RFPs, and evaluate contractor proposals to ensure solid designs that will provide the required performance within cost and schedule constraints. During program execution, this person will lead the DigitalGlobe instrument team through all aspects of insight and oversight into the contractor’s development activities including design, manufacturing, test, and launch.
Lead the development of instrument requirements
Review contractor design implementation and requirements verification program to ensure instruments will meet DigitalGlobe specifications
Direct/Perform independent analyses to verify contractor performance predictions
Direct/Perform analyses as needed to support internal system and mission trades
Prepare and present briefings at major internal/customer design reviews
Provide significant support to the Satellite Operations group regarding commissioning activities
Provide expert knowledge to Satellite Operations group for on-orbit troubleshooting activities
Interact directly with Senior Leadership including the CTO.
BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Science, Physics, or a related field
10+ years in systems engineering, optics and/or opto-mechanical design and analysis.
Strong practical understanding of the production, assembly, and alignment limitations of real optics and optical system
Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a security clearance
Proficiency with Zemax or other optical design software.
Proficiency with MATLAB, IDL, ENVI or other high-level interactive processing environment.
Knowledge of optics and coating design and specification, optical sensitivity analyses, and development of alignment plans.
Experience with mounting of optical space hardware including flexures, optic bonding, and athermalization
Familiarity with some of the following: structural dynamics, control systems, line-of-sight jitter, composites and low CTE materials, outgassing
Additional Salary Information: Market rate
Internal Number: R00444
About the Company
DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. DigitalGlobe is a public company listed on the NYSE as DGI, and is headquartered in Longmont, Colorado.