Senior Lead Electro-Optical Engineer


Albuquerque, NM

Senior Lead Electro-Optical Engineer


The Boeing Company

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USA - Albuquerque, NM

Job Description Qualifications:

The Boeing Defense, Space and Security, Laser and Electro-Optical systems (LEOS) is looking for a skilled Senior Lead Electro-Optical Design Engineer (Level 5) to provide support to the development of our high performance Directed Energy and Electro-Optical Systems. This position will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting the development of both directed energy and electro-optical systems. This position is located in Albuquerque, NM.

At Boeing, we are all innovators on a mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire. From the seabed to outer space, you’ll learn and grow, contributing to work that shapes the world. Find your future with us.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and validate requirements for unique electro-optical, sensor, laser and other electromagnetic systems and components

  • Develop and validate electro-optical requirements for electrical\electronic systems, mechanical systems, interconnects and structures

  • Develop architectures to integrate multiple systems into higher level systems and platforms

  • Lead development of trade studies, modeling, simulation and other forms of analysis to predict component, interconnects and system performance and to optimize design around complex requirements

  • Lead design of complex electro-optical and laser systems.

  • Develop new and improved modeling and simulation techniques

  • Lead development and execution of critical tests to validate performance of designs to requirements

  • Manage appropriate aspects of critical supplier and partner performance to ensure compliance to requirements

  • Provide support to products throughout their lifecycle by providing guidance and support to resolve complex issues

  • Support project management by providing coordinating development of work statement, budget, schedule and other required inputs and conducting appropriate reviews

  • Lead development of major sections of large-scale proposals to support development of new business

  • Work under consultative direction

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

This position requires an active DoD Top-Secret U.S. Security Clearance or equivalent. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.)

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry

  • 10+ years of direct experience in electro-optical design and analysis using Zemax, CodeV or an equivalent software design package.

  • 10+ years of Electro Optical experience (ex: producing specifications, tolerances, simulations, assembly, integration and test of fiber optic (F/O) sensors, systems and components, including sensors, lasers, fiber-optics, and telecommunications products)

  • 5+ years of experience performing analysis on EO/IR systems

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience effectively communicating and collaborating on multi-discipline teams.

Typical Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree typically 14 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with typically 12 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a PhD degree with typically 9 or more years' experience in an engineering classification. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


This position is for 1st shift.

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range: 145,000 – 196,650

Referrals to this job are eligible for a monetary employee bonus.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.


Relocation is available for eligible candidates, if authorized

Export Control Requirement:

U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Safety Sensitive:

This is not a safety sensitive position

Contingent Upon Award Program

This position is not contingent upon program award

Experience Level:

Individual Contributor - 5

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Job Code:

6B1EI5 (62S)

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