Polaris is seeking an Optical Technician to support our growing team in Huntsville, Alabama. The position will include work involving electro-optics, lasers, and sensors ranging from the visible to long-wave infrared in the laboratory and in field test environments.

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 able to obtain a security clearance upon demonstrated need.


  • Integrate electro-optic and IR (EO/IR) optical system hardware. Install, manage, and run data acquisition and calibration software for system operation.
  • Determine the performance, capabilities, limitations, and problems associated with optical and electro-optical sensors; new and emerging optical, metrology, polarization, and infrared technologies systems.
  • Develop and execute system calibration procedures for EO/IR systems in laboratory and field settings.
  • Develop and implement field tests through planning, execution, and reporting.
  • Operate various pieces of test and support equipment to include power supplies, multimeters, video cameras, and data acquisition systems used in testing military weapon systems.
  • Take ownership and support optical testing in lab and field environments.
  • Support equipment inventory and maintenance.


  • 5-10 years of experience. Prefer previous experience in a lab and field environment researching and/or testing different military weapons systems, optical, and sensor types.
  • Willing and able to work outdoors.
  • Both mechanically as well as electrically inclined.
  • Possess computer skills such as Microsoft Office.