Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.

Aero-Optics Engineer for Analysis

Job Category: Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Huntsville AL

Polaris Sensor Technologies is seeking an Aero-Optics Engineer to support multiple efforts in analyzing aero-optical effects in hypersonic environments. We are seeking self-motivated candidates with experience and capability in the areas listed below. This position involves interaction with team members and requires experience with optical analysis, including a solid physical optics as well as geometrical optics understanding. A successful applicant is eager to learn and is able to clearly communicate and document their work.

This position is full-time (40 hours per week) in Huntsville, Alabama. Salary is commensurate with applicant’s qualifications and experience. Polaris offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance and 401k.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and must be able to obtain a security clearance upon demonstrated need.


  • Use software M&S tools to predict and analyze aero-optical effects
  • Support aero-optical test planning activities at wind tunnel facilities
  • Analyze data from custom as well as commercial instrumentation installed at wind tunnel facilities
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues independently
  • Develop comprehensive and detailed reports

Required Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Disciplined approach to laboratory work with strong attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Optical Science, Optical Engineering, Physics, or a related technical area
  • 3-8 years demonstrated experience in a technical field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fourier optics optical design software (Zemax)
  • Planning and/or performing optical laboratory tests

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