Fort Belvoir, VA
Salary: $135,000.00 to $165,000.00 /year

Matlock is looking for a talented individual whom has the passion for the science of Electro-Optical Engineer III. Salary is based on how closely the candidate meets the requirements and is negotiable.

The program is an Army program and the candidate should have a background in Military related programs. Having an army background or supporting an army program on the civilian side is a plus. Position is located at Army facility Ft. Belvoir, Virginia directly supporting the customer.


  • Bachelors in Electrical or Optics Engineering or equivalent
  • 10 Years of Relevant Experience to the job responsibilities defined below
  • 10 Years of relevant experience Subject matter expert for Electrooptic engineering development, prototyping, integrating, and testing; and has the ability to lead engineering efforts on assigned programs with minimal oversight from the Government lead.
  • Equivalent or experience commensurate with DAWIA Level II SPRDE Certification is preferred but not mandatory
  • Secret level clearance

Description of job responsiblities:

Main role is to be a subject matter expert, SETA for the government.

  • Serves as laser and electro-optic engineer in PEO
  • Soldier, providing technical services and recommendations for executing Soldier head, body, or weapons mounted sensor programs.
  • Provides technical support and analysis in evaluation of sensor prototypes and systems, to include thermal imagers, image intensifiers, and lasers, to Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier Project Manager (PM) partners.
  • Translates military operational and mission requirements (ground, sea, air, and space) into practical system concepts and performance specifications.
  • Develops and maintains technical documentation such as specifications, engineering drawings, system interface requirements, and engineering changes.
  • Participates in post awards, program reviews, design reviews, and IPTs as the project engineer and/or technical expert on assigned programs.
  • Evaluates design efforts to ensure integration of all the engineering disciplines and adequacy of the analyses performed, and optimize size, weight, and power, with cost (SWaP-C).
  • Reviews test plans, procedures, and reports for technical adequacy on assigned programs, for both Government and contractor tests, as well as all failure reports.
  • Conduct and/or monitor lab, contractor, and field testing to assess system performance and compliance with requirements. Evaluate system performance against specification requirements and assess risk of meeting user and specification requirements.
  • Make recommendations and present briefings and conduct demonstrations to senior level managers in Government and industry at program manager, SES, and

General Officer levels

  • Initiate and review engineering change proposals and waivers/deviations for technical merit, and conducts physical and functional configuration audits
  • Determine or evaluate analysis needed to investigate failures or performance issues, and ensure appropriate and complete root cause corrective action is identified, validated, and implemented in all product as required.
  • Recommend approaches to implement electro optic system level components into prototypes capable of achieving user requirements.
  • Coordinate R&D efforts with DOD, National Labs, and appropriate international

forums to leverage resources.

  • Review program management documents to ensure accuracy and adequacy of technical content.

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