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Lead Electrical Engineer, Fibertek, Herndon VA

Herndon, VA

Lead Electrical Engineer

Herndon, VA

Use your electrical engineering skills to drive solutions that will pioneer new ways to create the future of space exploration and build electro-optical systems to push boundaries for NASA and DoD. Fibertek is looking for a Lead Electrical Engineer to join our Herndon, VA location to contribute to the development of laser products within our R&D team. By taking on both short and long-term projects, you will use your versatility to bring uncharted laser research to the aerospace industry.

Job Duties

You’ll work on multiple projects with diverse timelines in an R&D environment. You will develop electronics systems and participate in digital and analog circuit development to contribute to the development and upgrading of Fibertek’s electro-optical systems. You will work within a collaborative environment while empowered to make decisions in your area of expertise. You will have the benefit of both your team and senior leadership support. This will also include supporting project management by engaging with customers through technical interchange meetings and contributing to technical proposals. You will be flexible and have the ability to work on multiple concurrent projects, with a mix of small, short, quick-turn projects and more extensive, long-term projects.

Required Skills and Experience

To succeed in this Lead Electrical Engineer role, you'll need the below expertise and experience
  • BSEE with 15+ years of applicable work experience     
  • Experience with electrical systems development
  • Experience developing hi-rel military and/or space-flight electronics
  • Experience leading small teams in a development environment
  • Strong communication and documentation skills.

Bonus Areas

  • MSEE or PhD
  • Experience with FPGA/CPLD design, simulation, and troubleshooting
  • Experience with LIDAR systems
Please apply today for this full-time Herndon-based Lead Electrical Engineer role and join the leader in the development of state-of-the-art laser and electro-optic solutions.

Why Fibertek, Inc?

FIBERTEK, Inc. is a recognized leader in advanced lasers, lidars and laser communication systems providing our DoD, NASA and aerospace customers discriminating capabilities.   We pride ourselves in our innovation and customer success focused culture enabled by a creative and relaxed work environment with minimal bureaucracy. Fibertek fosters a progressive learning environment that values inspiration, promotes professional challenge and encourages personal growth. We offer a competitive and incentivized compensation package with excellent benefits.
Fibertek, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Applicants are considered regardless of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. If you need assistance or an accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact us by phone at 571-299-4487 or via email at hr@fibertek.com.

Job Summary

Fibertek, Inc.
Employment Term
Employment Type
Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Paid time off such as PTO, Health insurance, Life insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits or accounts, Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts, such as FSAs, Long term disability insurance, Short term disability insurance, Tuition assistance, Wellness programs, Employee recognition programs, Relocation assistance, Commuting/travel assistance, Telecommuting options, Workplace perks such as recreation activities, food and coffee, and flexible work schedules!
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15 to 20+ years
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