Employment Opportunities

December 31, 2012

At present, MZA is not seeking to fill specific positions. However, MZA and AOS are always on the lookout for exceptionally talented individuals with strong programming skills and good backgrounds in mathematics and physics, whether or not we have an immediate opening. We are especially interested in those with specific experience in adaptive optics and high fidelity computer simulation. Below are descriptions of the types of positions for which MZA typically hires.

  • Simulation Analyst (Albuquerque, NM & Dayton, OH)
  • Scientific Applications Programmer (Albuquerque, NM & Dayton, OH)
  • Embedded and Real-time Systems Software/Hardware Engineer (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Entry-level Applications Programmer (Albuquerque, NM)

See below for information on qualifications and applying.

Simulation Analyst (Albuquerque, NM & Dayton, OH)

Description

Assist in the investigation of numerous physical and optical phenomena involved in the development of acquisition, tracking, and pointing and beam control technologies. Develop and implement algorithms for the analysis of data and the execution of beam control functions.

Apply advanced simulation technologies, WaveTrain and SHaRE, to analyze optical propagation and adaptive optics systems. Assist customers in the application of WaveTrain and SHaRE. Develop, maintain, and upgrade scientific calculation and visualization software. Analyze data from simulation and various types of scientific experiments.

Qualifications

Minimum: BS or MS in physics, math, or electrical/optical engineering field or equivalent experience. Experience with the simulation of complex systems. Matlab programming (or very similar language). Strong physics and math background. Desired: Ph.D. in physics, math, or electrical/optical engineering. Experience in the analysis of adaptive optics systems and/or optical propagation through random media. Rytov theory. Fourier optics.

Scientific Applications Programmer (Albuquerque, NM & Dayton, OH)

Description

Develop and maintain complex scientific modeling, simulation, and analysis software with emphasis in optical propagation and control systems.

Qualifications

Minimum: BS or MS in math, science, or engineering field or equivalent experience. Matlab programming (or very similar language). Strong scientific and numerical programming. Desired: Solid background in computer programming, math, and physics and proficiency in scientific data analysis. Specific experience in optics, statistics, database programming, and/or graphical user interface programming. Experience with C, C++, C#, and Java

Embedded and Real-time Systems Software/Hardware Engineer (Albuquerque, NM)

Description

Develop hardware and software systems for real-time optical acquisition, tracking, and beam control systems. Participate in a development team making contributions to the hardware and software design and implementation of systems that use state-of-the-art fast real-time hardware and software systems.

Qualifications

Minimum: BS or MS in electrical/optical engineering field or equivalent experience. Strong software and/or hardware engineering background. Desired: Experience with real-time embedded systems working with optical sensors and control equipment. Experience with beam control, acquisition, tracking, and pointing hardware and software. Experience with real-time operating systems, FPGA, and GPU programming. Experience with National Instruments LabView development

Entry-Level Applications Programmer (Albuquerque, NM)

Description

Develop and maintain applications programs with emphasis on application installation, graphical user interfaces, and applications configuration. Assist with system maintenance, configuration, and installation activities.

Qualifications

Minimum: Demonstrable proficiency in computer programming in C++, C#, and/or Java. Desired: BS in technical discipline with an emphasis in programming. Some experience and knowledge with web-based programming.

To apply, send letter of introduction and resume to employment@mza.com. For more information about MZA see http://www.mza.com.

Compensation commensurate with education and experience. MZA offers a full compliment of fringe benefits including health, lfe, and disability insurance, an excellent retirement plan, educational subsidies, and paid vacation and holidays.

MZA is an equal opportunity employer that hires based on qualifications and merit. Due to the nature of the work, applicants must be US citizens and some must be able to obtain DoD security clearances.