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Optics and Optical Sensors Engineer/Scientist - TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

companyLMI Consulting
locationColorado Springs, CO, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023


The Optics and Optical Sensors Engineer/Scientist is the SME on all matter related to optics, optical sensors, and optical systems, and ensures an accurate portrayal of all aspects of such items (e.g., capabilities, development, testing, operations, processing) in technical discussions, and in the development and execution of studies, analyses, algorithms, models, simulations, and other technical products and efforts described in the SOW. Occasional travel is required.

LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established as a private, not-for-profit organization in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction. We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.


  • Design and implement tests to verify optical, mechanical and electrical acceptability of space laser hardware
  • Validate space laser hardware and software performance for laser mesh networks
  • Lead failure investigations and drive changes to improve reliability and/or production rate
  • Review test data and lead anomaly investigation and resolution
  • Collaborate with software teams to guide development of flight software for efficient ground and on-orbit laser operations
  • Implement automation for on-orbit laser operation



  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • Ten (10) years of experience in the field of optical system design, fabrication, integration, and test.


  • Graduate degree in a technical discipline
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience in the field of optical system design, fabrication, integration, and test.
  • Comprehensive background in all types of optical systems, including systems employing both passive and active control elements.
  • Familiarity with electro optical sensors and systems (including visual, near infrared, and infrared spectral regimes), and an extensive knowledge of electro optic processing, characterization, integration, and test of electro optical systems and the associated supporting electronics and calibration

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact

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