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Teledyne Sr. EO/IR Systems Engineer in Billerica, Massachusetts

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Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets that require advanced technology and high reliability. These markets include aerospace and defense, factory automation, air and water quality environmental monitoring, electronics design and development, oceanographic research, deepwater oil and gas exploration and production, medical imaging and pharmaceutical research.​

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description


This position is responsible for systems engineering support of technical projects which promote the advancement of the Surveillance product lines. The job participates in defining requirements, system architecture, planning, error budgets, modeling, design analysis and trades, and product verification. The role conducts analysis, investigations, and testing of considerable complexity both in product development and production issues. The position will also lead systems work on multidiscipline projects of considerable complexity and contribute technically to the project’s success with experience in EO/IR imaging sensors and optical systems engineering.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to all aspects of systems engineering efforts for the development of EO/IR imaging sensor products in the areas of concept definition, system architecture, requirements development, radiometric systems design and analysis, optical engineering, performance modeling, prototype testing, troubleshooting and performance verification.

  • Develop flow down specifications for systems and subsystems.

  • Perform modeling analyses such as target acquisition range performance and optical performance calculations.

  • Provide interdisciplinary design and product support to ensure that the design implementation will meet specifications.

  • Create test plans and procedures to support system design verification testing.

  • Support New Product Introduction (NPI) process and Design for Manufacturability (DFM).

  • Lead and support laboratory testing and qualification efforts for new and existing EO/IR imaging products and optical sub-systems.

  • Support Business Development and Sales in the areas of new customer requirements analysis, proposal writing, sensor performance modeling and fielding technical inquiries.

  • Provide systems engineering support to manufacturing, as requested.

Job Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, legal permanent resident, asylee, refugee or must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce.

  • BS in physics, engineering, or optical science; advance degree preferred.

  • 5 – 10+ years of experience in EO/IR imaging system product design and development required.

  • Knowledge of IR detectors (InSb, MCT, uncooled microbolometers, InGaAs, QWIP, SLS, etc.) to include NIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR bands strongly preferred. Experience with color and low-light image sensors preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience in optical engineering sciences strongly preferred. Some experience using optical modeling codes such as ZEMAX for analysis is preferred.

  • Experience with laser devices (pointers, illuminators, rangefinders, designators) a plus.

  • Proven systems leadership experience through several projects.

  • Familiar with military system requirements, modeling, validation, and qualification strongly preferred.

  • Familiar with several of the following design and analysis programs used for optical engineering and systems engineering strongly preferred: NVTHERMIP/NV-IPM, SSCAM, IRWindows 4, NVLabCap, MODTRAN, ZEMAX, FRED, MATLAB, MathCad, and Excel).

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with internal team, management, vendors, and customers.

  • Ability to obtain a US Security Clearance if needed.


Teledyne and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other characteristic or non-merit based factor made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. ​

You may not realize it, but Teledyne enables many of the products and services you use every day .

Teledyne provides enabling technologies to sense, transmit and analyze information for industrial growth markets, including aerospace and defense, factory automation, air and water quality environmental monitoring, electronics design and development, oceanographic research, energy, medical imaging and pharmaceutical research.