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Become An Electro Optical Engineer

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Working As An Electro Optical Engineer

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • $79,967

    Average Salary

What Does An Electro Optical Engineer Do At Microsoft Corporation

* The Senior Device Engineer will be an external-facing engineer with the responsibility of managing the development of visible light (red, green and blue) laser devices with multiple vendors.
* To be successful in this role the person must have extensive engineering experience with a deep understanding of the design and qualification process.
* The Senior Device Engineer will also be responsible for the vendor management, technical selection, supply chain management, contract and Statement of Work development, and technical evaluation of the red, green and blue optical sources.
* The Electro
* Optical Device Modeling Engineer will work closely with key vendors and OEM’s to bring the system and components through prototype and into production systems.
* An ideal candidate would also have experience in laser integration into packages and systems, and would have experience optical, mechanical or electrical design, and has experience in bringing devices and systems to market through 2 complete build cycles.
* Experience in consumer electronics development is highly valued

What Does An Electro Optical Engineer Do At United Technologies Corporation

* Review and evaluation of customer requirement documents.
* Interface with customers through the product life cycle from validation of design requirements definition, support of platform conceptual interface development, sell-off, and post-delivery support.
* Work with program teams, including other engineering disciplines, to develop window system design concepts, define and perform trades, develop optical system performance models, and decompose and flow down system requirements to lower level assemblies and components.
* Develop specifications, technical budgets, verification plans and matrices, and test plans.
* Prepare and present material for formal design reviews and customer meetings, support system level testing, and generate final end item data package materials to demonstrate compliance to customer and internal requirements.
* Provide technical support to proposal activities

What Does An Electro Optical Engineer Do At Leidos

* Perform requirements definition for testbeds and test equipment for a variety of electro-optical experiments, based on provided test objectives.
* Design, procure parts for, build, align and calibrate custom testbeds and test equipment.
* Design, procure parts for, build and test instrument control and data acquisition hardware.
* Modify and develop data acquisition tools using software such as LabVIEW.
* Modify and develop data reduction and analysis tools using software such as MATLAB.
* The ideal candidate will work independently as well as with a team, learn new skills quickly, demonstrate excellent communication and problem solving skills, be organized, detail-oriented, careful, flexible, and self-motivated with a can-do attitude

What Does An Electro Optical Engineer Do At Daylight Solutions

* Individually responsible for major portions of complex development projects
* Develop and manage development project plans including key deliverables, timeline, and budget
* Serve as technical lead on development teams: make key technical decisions, responsible for compliance to requirements, conduct design reviews, assure quality of the design artifacts
* Serve as integration and test lead for the laser systems and EO sub-systems ranging from early concepts to product prototypes to initial production units
* Act as principle investigator on contract R&D awards.
* Support and occasionally lead the writing and review of new contract submissions
* Responsible for evaluation of failure modes, conducting root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions for the company products
* Interact effectively and efficiently as part of a multi-member, multi-function team, as well as with customers and suppliers, write reports and contribute peer reviewed publications and invention disclosures
* Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required
* Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
* Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings

What Does An Electro Optical Engineer Do At ASRC Federal Holding Company

* Interact with a multi-disciplinary team in the development and implementation of integrated fiber optic, opto-electrical, and electrical systems and subsystems for ground and space applications.
* Define appropriate design, analysis and verification/test plans for new and existing fiber, photonic, and passive/active electro-optical components.
* Support the electrical and optical characterization of photonic components and subsystems; identify and understand the reliability implications of their construction and testing.
* Fabrication, assembly and test of fiber optic, photonic and electro-optical components through system testing and final integration on the instrument/spacecraft.
* Evaluate the reliability of existing designs and standard products (COTS) for their use in spaceflight instrument and spacecraft bus designs.
* Perform thermal simulations to assess the reliability impact of temperature stresses (mechanical and electrical/optical) over specified survival and operating conditions.
* Creation and management of mechanical design models and drawings using SolidWorks, PRO/Engineer, or similar design package is a plus

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How To Become An Electro Optical Engineer

Industrial engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value experience, so cooperative education engineering programs at universities are also valuable.

Education

Industrial engineers need a bachelor’s degree, typically in industrial engineering. However, many industrial engineers have degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering technology, or general engineering. Students interested in studying industrial engineering should take high school courses in mathematics, such as algebra, trigonometry, and calculus; computer science; and sciences such as chemistry and physics.

Bachelor’s degree programs include lectures in classrooms and practice in laboratories. Courses include statistics, production systems planning, and manufacturing systems design, among others. Many colleges and universities offer cooperative education programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education.

A few colleges and universities offer 5-year degree programs in industrial engineering that lead to a bachelor’s and master’s degree upon completion, and several more offer similar programs in mechanical engineering. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as a professor at a college or university or to engage in research and development. Some 5-year or even 6-year cooperative education plans combine classroom study with practical work, permitting students to gain experience and to finance part of their education.

Programs in industrial engineering are accredited by ABET.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Industrial engineers use creativity and ingenuity to design new production processes in many kinds of settings in order to reduce the use of material resources, time, or labor while accomplishing the same goal.

Critical-thinking skills. Industrial engineers create new systems to solve problems related to waste and inefficiency. Solving these problems requires logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to the problems.

Listening skills. These engineers often operate in teams, but they also must solicit feedback from customers, vendors, and production staff. They must listen to customers and clients in order to fully grasp ideas and problems the first time.

Math skills. Industrial engineers use the principles of calculus, trigonometry, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Problem-solving skills. In designing facilities for manufacturing and processes for providing services, these engineers deal with several issues at once, from workers’ safety to quality assurance.

Speaking skills. Industrial engineers sometimes have to explain their instructions to production staff or technicians before they can make written instructions available. Being able to explain concepts clearly and quickly is crucial to preventing costly mistakes and loss of time.

Writing skills. Industrial engineers must prepare documentation for other engineers or scientists, or for future reference. The documentation must be coherent and explain their thinking clearly so that the others can understand the information.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as an industrial engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education in order to keep their licenses. Most states recognize licenses from other states, as long as the other state’s licensing requirements meet or exceed their own licensing requirements.

Advancement

Beginning industrial engineers usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers. In large companies, new engineers also may receive formal training in classes or seminars. As beginning engineers gain knowledge and experience, they move on to more difficult projects with greater independence to develop designs, solve problems, and make decisions.

Eventually, industrial engineers may advance to become technical specialists, such as quality engineers or facility planners. In that role, they supervise a team of engineers and technicians. Obtaining a master’s degree facilitates such specialization and thus advancement.

Many industrial engineers move into management positions because the work they do is closely related to the work of managers. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

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Real Electro Optical Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Electro-Optic System Engineer Eospace Inc. Redmond, WA Sep 01, 2015 $121,222
Electro-Optical Engineer ISP Optics Corporation Irvington, NY Sep 11, 2015 $112,200
Senior Electro-Optical Engineer Archcom Technology, Inc. Azusa, CA Sep 01, 2013 $110,000
Senior Electro-Optic System Engineer Eospace Inc. Redmond, WA Sep 01, 2012 $108,701
Electro-Optical Engineer ISP Optics Corporation Irvington, NY Jun 24, 2016 $105,000
Senior Electro-Optics Engineer Voxtel, Inc. Beaverton, OR Sep 26, 2014 $96,305
Electro-Optical Engineer Agilent Technologies, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Sep 20, 2015 $95,000
Display Electro-Optical Engineer II E Ink Corporation Billerica, MA Nov 23, 2015 $94,000
Electro-Optical Modeling Engineer Finisar Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Aug 15, 2013 $90,000
Senior Electro-Optical Device Engineer Voxtel, Inc. Beaverton, OR Sep 26, 2011 $89,690
Electro-Optical Modeling Engineer Finisar Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Sep 01, 2014 $85,280
Electro-Optical Engineer Optonet Inc. Evanston, IL Sep 04, 2014 $85,000
Electro-Optical Engineer Optonet Inc. Evanston, IL Sep 06, 2014 $85,000
Electro-Optical Engineer TYCO Electronics Corporation, A Te Connectivity LT Middletown, PA Aug 26, 2014 $80,000 -
$91,000
Electro-Optics Test Engineer Odis Inc. Storrs, CT Sep 21, 2013 $80,000
Electro-Optics Test Engineer Odis Inc. Storrs, CT Sep 16, 2011 $80,000
Senior Electro-Optical Engineer Archcom Technology Inc. Azusa, CA Dec 17, 2014 $79,934
Electro-Optic Test Engineer TYCO Electronics Subsea Communications LLC Newington, NH Sep 15, 2012 $78,000
Electro-Optics Test Engineer Odis Inc. Storrs, CT Sep 21, 2013 $77,979
Electro-Optical Engineer Optonet, Inc. Evanston, IL Sep 11, 2013 $75,000
Electro Optical Engineer GAM Laser, Inc. Orlando, FL Aug 25, 2009 $73,045 -
$79,306
Electro-Optical Engineer ISP Optics Corporation Irvington, NY Nov 13, 2015 $72,000
Electro-Optics Engineer Fastpulse Technology, Inc. Saddle Brook, NJ Feb 10, 2013 $71,584
Electro Optical Engineer GAM Laser, Inc. Orlando, FL Aug 15, 2009 $68,000 -
$72,000

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Top Skills for An Electro Optical Engineer

LaserBeamLabSensorSystemElectro-OpticalSystemsNightVisionEquipmentMissileYAGREo/IrDataAcquisitionHardwareZemaxDataAnalysisS/WFlirImageProcessingUVSystemPerformanceTestProceduresDeviceMTFTechnicalSupport

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Top Electro Optical Engineer Skills

  1. Laser Beam
  2. Lab
  3. Sensor System
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Contributed lab and systems engineering studies to the architectural definition of the James Webb Space Telescope.
  • Operated and maintained complex sensor systems as part of in-flight operations.
  • Coordinated and supervised equipment fielding of over 11,000 electro-optical systems.
  • Provided EO technical support for the National Missile Defense, EKV program.
  • Research and development on various Er:YAG laser designs and amplifier power scaling.

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