Polaris Sensor Technologies specializes in innovative and demanding research and development projects resulting in one-of-a-kind optical systems. Polaris’s multi-disciplinary teams support customers from concept, design, integration, prototyping, and build to software development, algorithm development, field testing, and data analysis. Our culture of innovation and teamwork provides a dynamic and collaborative environment where motivated individuals can find a variety of projects in which to participate.

Polaris Sensor Technologies is seeking a self-motivated engineer with skills in modeling and simulation, image processing, and data analysis to help us better understand aero-optical effects at hypersonic velocities. A successful applicant is able to work well in teams, 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 able to obtain a security clearance upon demonstrated need.


  • Model and simulate physical phenomena in optical systems
  • Use software tools to evaluate imaging systems, preferably MATLAB and Zemax
  • Perform data analysis on imagery to understand the impact of physical phenomena
  • Develop image processing algorithms for and analyze data from electro-optical systems
  • Document work and write detailed reports


  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Knowledge of physical optics, geometrical optics, Fourier optics, and image and signal processing
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Optical Science, Optical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or a related technical area
  • 5 years minimum demonstrated experience in a technical field
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance