Electro-Optic (EO) Specialist
Minuteman Group, Inc - Lexington, MA

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EO Specialist Summary: Our client develops and tests prototype optical communications systems over free-space channels. A major group initiative is the development of low size, weight, and power (SWaP) terminals that can be integrated onto aircraft and at ground locations to support high data-rate communications over fading links, and include identifying and validating techniques for mitigating signal power fluctuation due to atmospheric turbulence. Group capabilities include high-fidelity atmospheric modeling and simulation, and the development of multi-Gb/s modems; pointing, acquisition, and tracking systems; high-speed electronic coding and interleaving schemes; and network-standard interfaces. The group works with government and industrial partners to help expedite the transfer of capability to operational systems.

Description: Optical fiber splicing and re-coating, including equipment set-up and maintenance, and proof-testing of fiber splices; development of splicing recipes for specialty fibers; documentation of splicing protocols and testing results. Basic optical performance characterization of electro-optic components, including measurement of insertion loss, polarization, power, optical spectrum. Ability to work as a member of a high-performing team in support of a rapidly-paced, priority program. Requirements: Graduation from a two-year day technical school or its equivalent and a minimum of two years of applicable experience is required.

Prior experience with optical fiber splicing, re-coating and proof testing and familiarity with supporting technologies are required. The candidate must have a working understanding of basic optical characterization equipment. The candidate must be well organized, detail oriented, exhibit good manual dexterity and be able to work on more than one task simultaneously. U.S.

Citizenship is Required Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance Optical fiber splicing, re-coating and proof of testing, basic optical characterization equipment,

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