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Optical Communications Technical Fellow

Position Summary

GEOST is a small business founded in 2004 with locations in Tucson, AZ and Northern Virginia.  We are seeking a skilled and experienced Optical Communications Technical Fellow to work with our blended team of innovators that includes top scientists and engineers creating cutting-edge solutions to tomorrow’s problems. Our work focuses on the sweet spot between R&D and customer-serving solutions in the realm of terrestrial and space-based optical systems.

The Optical Communications Technical Fellow at GEOST will be responsible architecting GEOST laser communication programs and providing technical leadership to a team of scientists and engineers toward laser communications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and integration of Free-Space Optical Communications capabilities into GEOST’s proven, ground-based, satellite-tracking telescope systems.
  • Specify, purchase, and implement optical communication subsystem to include transmitter, receiver, and interfaces to enable Ground-to-Space communications.
  • Work with pointing/tracking, atmospheric propagation scientists, and optical scientists to implement complete long range optical communication system.
  • Support development of optical communication technology roadmap.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with communication equipment and protocol emphasis.
  • 10+ years of experience with professional optical communication hardware, software, protocol definition, and related areas.
  • An active US Government Security Clearance or the ability to obtain a Clearance. Current SSBI is preferred; please note if applicable.

Desired Skills/Knowledge/Experience

  • Experience in working with optical components, optical system design and related areas.
  • Experience in atmospheric optical propagation phenomenology.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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