Electro-Optical Designer
L3 Communications
Burlington, Ontario, CA
5d ago


AboutL3Harris Technologies

L3HarrisTechnologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator,delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs.

The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air,land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion inannual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.

L3Harrisis dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent whoare passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shareddedication to our customer's mission and quest for professional growth.

L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empoweremployees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is anunwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment toexcellence in everything we do.

Essential Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree ofEngineering Physics or equivalent
  • Understanding of analog and digital video concepts :
  • Color science
  • NTSC & PAL standards
  • Digital video standards
  • Resolution and sensitivitymeasurements (MRTD, MRC, NETD, MTF, etc)
  • Strong knowledge of basic optics principles :
  • Laser Systems
  • Geometrical Optics,Imaging, Lens Design
  • Radiometry
  • Electro-magnetic wavespropagation
  • Thin-film optical coatings
  • PreferredAdditional Skills

  • Familiarity with various image sensor technologies (CCD, CMOS, Thermal Imagers, etc)
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills, proficient with Matlab or asimilar language
  • Proficient in optics and electronics lab environments
  • 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
  • Professional experiencein a similar role is preferred
  • Graduate degree in arelated field an asset

    Asubsidiary of L3Harris Technologies WESCAM develops the most advanced opticalsystems for global defense and military sectors, Homeland Security, Search andRescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide.

    From long- range covertsurveillance and targeting missions to search and rescue operations, ourMX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, allowour customers to see first and act first.

    Engineered withadvanced EO / IR technology and over 40 years of superior gyro-stabilizationexperience, WESCAM’s MX™-Series has been proven in-theater, and controlled thebattle space from every altitude.

    With thousands of systems fielded worldwide, L3Harris WESCAM’s systems can be found on over 200 different types of platforms,including fixed-wing, rotary-wing, UAV and aerostat airborne platforms,numerous surface vehicles and marine-based platforms.

    L3Harris WESCAM is proud to have been named a 2020 TopEmployer in Hamilton-Niagara as well as one of Canada’s best Employers for RecentGraduates. Find out more at :

    Our workenvironment is both challenging and dynamic our physical environment is stateof the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3Harris WESCAM employee

  • Every other Friday off (paid with our rare 9 / 80 work schedule)
  • Free on-site gym
  • Free wellness programs
  • Free fruit, bagels and coffee
  • Subsidized cafeterias
  • Beach Volleyball courts
  • 26 acres of forested land with hiking and biking trails in the heart of Burlington
  • Sports and extra-curricular teams and activities
  • Employee events such as Rib Fest and Golf Tournament
  • Work / Life balance that is supported
  • Real opportunities for growth and development
  • A diverse and inclusive working culture
  • Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to saving people’s lives
  • Diversity & Inclusion

    We believethat diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.

    We arecommitted to diversity and inclusion within our L3Harris WESCAM family, and ourcommunity by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interestedwithout regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, genderidentity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status,Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups.

    For people withdisabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure youhave what you need in order to be at your best.

    If you require anyaccommodation for any part of the recruitment / interview process, or as youbegin you career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.

    This jobdescription is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities,skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.

    Managementreserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

    CAN Security Clearance Required : Other

    Division L3 Wescam

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