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    The Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate (AETD), Electrical Engineering Division, Parts, Packaging and Assembly Technologies Office (Code 562) is seeking a highly skilled individual to serve as senior electronics/fiber optics engineer. You will provide expert advice in the research, design, development, and certification of advanced instrumentation methods, and integration of optical fiber arrays, receiver and transmission assemblies, and optoelectronic devices.

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    As an Electronics Engineer specializing in Electronic Instrumentation Systems, you will provide leadership in the application of new manufacturing concepts and analysis of varied problems to be solved as they relate to fiber optics instrument systems for near earth, planetary and other extraterrestrial remote sensing. Provide in-depth understanding of space flight and general optoelectronic and optical fiber failure modes for long term reliability along with testing methods and protocol used for ensuring long term functionality. Develop the procedures and techniques used for evaluation and reliability testing of optical fiber, optical, laser, and optoelectronic components for flight systems. Development and preparation of associated hardware and systems for integration into flight instrumentation and space craft. Provide custom solution proposals to space flight programs for future implementations.

    You will present and defend fabrication and test plans to the project managers and leads with emphasis on meeting program requirements for mission objectives, resources and schedule. Provide expertise for advanced failure analysis methods and services. Conduct failure analysis as requested per budget and schedule for anomaly investigations. Provide close guidance on environmental effects on optical fiber, laser and optical components including cryogenic, thermal vacuum, vibration, shock, and proton, neutron and gamma radiation exposure. Recognized as an expert and authoritative source of information internally, by other agencies, and on a national level on unprecedented technical problems, the latest development and trends, and other matters relating to the area of specialization. Conduct research in new concepts for developing and fabrication of more efficient and highly reliable optical fiber arrays, laser transmission and receiver optical assemblies for future aerospace programs. Develop new fabrication methods for optoelectronic and fiber component packaging technologies. Control product development and directs activities towards reliable hardware for harsh environments and flight missions.

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    Agency Employees Only: • Current GSFC employees on career, career conditional, non-competitive, and NASA term appointments that provide for conversion eligibility • Current NSSC Purchasing Agents formerly assigned to GSFC and NASA employees on long-term rotational assignments to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center or the NASA Safety Center

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