L3 Technologies Electro-Optical Designer in Canada

Electro-Optical Designer


L3 WESCAM is an exciting company providing systems that capture stabilized, high-magnification images from fixed-wing, rotary-wing, UAV, aerostat and ground based platforms. From low-altitude tactical missions to long-range covert surveillance missions, images are transmitted in real-time to fixed and mobile receive locations for immediate interpretation. WESCAM's MX-Series of Electro-optic and Infrared (EO/IR), laser, surveillance and targeting systems provide unparalleled image stability and long-range detection capability to Defense/Military, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. Our dominance of the airborne platform space has positioned us for explosive and game changing growth into ground-based markets.

WESCAM offers a challenging and dynamic work environment. Work with leading-edge technology and tools, alongside some of the best thought leaders in our industry, in an environment that values work/life balance. Benefits include every second Friday off with pay (9/80 work schedule) in addition to regular vacation and public holidays, free on-site gym, free fruit, free bagels on the last day of the week, a strong focus on continuing education and much more. Most of all, WESCAM is working towards a noble cause. Our work has a direct link to saving people's lives and safeguarding freedom around the world. We truly do make a difference in our work and in the world!

For more information, please check us out at: http://www.WESCAM.com

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Tasks to be Accomplished

  • Actively participate in the development of complex Electro-Optical sub-assemblies such as digital imaging systems, thermal imaging systems and laser positioning systems.

  • Active member of New Product Introduction (NPI) teams, supporting the development of modern Electro-Optical sub-assemblies from concept to production.

  • Verification of proposed design solutions via a combination of analyses and tests.

  • Actively support the manufacturing organization to ensure proper knowledge transfer, timely resolution of design issues and effective test methodologies development.

  • Support design improvements of established Electro-Optical modules.

  • Collaborate closely with other team members from Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Systems Engineering and Operations to ensure high quality of design solutions.

  • Generation of related documentation including analyses summary, specification documents, test reports.

  • Development and testing of sophisticated image processing algorithms using Matlab.

  • Participate in and present results at design review meetings related to new Electro-Optical modules.

  • Keep up-to-date knowledge of Electro-Optical industry trends and new technologies that may be relevant to Wescam’s business.


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Skills Required

  • Strong knowledge of basic optics principles:

  • Laser Systems

  • Geometrical Optics, Imaging, Lens Design

  • Radiometry

  • Electro-magnetic waves propagation

  • Thin-film optical coatings

  • Familiarity with various image sensor technologies (CCD, CMOS, Thermal Imagers, etc)

  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills, proficient with Matlab or a similar language

  • Proficient in optics and electronics lab environments

  • Understanding of analog and digital video concepts:

  • Color science

  • NTSC & PAL standards

  • Digital video standards

  • Resolution and sensitivity measurements (MRTD, MRC, NETD, MTF, etc)

  • Familiar with a wide range of engineering fields (mainly Mechanical, Electrical & Software)

  • Knowledge of Optical Design software (CodeV or Zemax) an asset

  • Knowledge of range performance modelling tools (Modtran, NVTherm, SSCam, etc) an asset

Experience & Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree of Engineering Physics or equivalent

  • Professional experience in a similar role is preferred

  • Graduate degree in a related field an asset

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L3 is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage minorities, women, protected veterans and disabled individuals to apply.

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.


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  • Please note: L3 WESCAM has an accommodation process in place and provides accommodations for employees with disabilities, both during the selection process as well as during employment._

Primary Location Canada

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day - 1st

Travel: No

Organization: Division L-3 Wescam

Req ID: 095241