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Electro-Optical / Software Engineer

Full-time: initially remote, then on-site in Colorado

We seek an electro-optical engineer to support research and development of photonics systems that solve real-world problems--improving our country’s energy efficiency and infrastructure safety. We are a micro-startup working on an SBIR grant to develop a remote wind sensing technology utilizing digital holography.

Initially, this full-time position requires the employee to work remotely until September 2021, while the company relocates to the Denver, Colorado area. Relocation to the SES site will be required by October 01, 2021. SES is seeking a creative and versatile engineer prepared to make a foundational contribution to the future success of the company.

Starting hourly rate ($50-$80 per hour) commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Essential Functions 
  • Create and optimize optical detection, image data collection, and digital image and signal processing software.
  • Perform trade studies, modeling, simulation, and other forms of analysis of algorithm and system performance.
  • Work with other engineers to integrate and test optical systems and software in the lab and in the field (Colorado).
  • Create, develop, and maintain technical documentation.
  • Perform independent research, create original work and generate new ideas to solve engineering challenges in system design and implementation.
  • Participate in identifying new opportunities and contributing to proposals and presentations.
  • Desired Qualifications 


  • Masters in Computer Science, Optical Physics, Opto-electronics, or Optical Engineering +2 years’ experience (minimum), PhD preferred.
  • Strong foundation in mathematics (differential and integral calculus, vector algebra, Fourier transforms, linear algebra, partial and ordinary differential equations, probability, statistics), and comfortable implementing advanced mathematical concepts and operations in development code.
  • Experience in Fourier image/signal processing, optical remote sensing, continuous wave coherent lidar, coherent optical detection methods and algorithms.
  • Software development using C++ (or Java), and MATLAB with demonstrable coding and debugging skills.
  • Preferred

  • Knowledge of digital holography and Fourier signal processing.
  • Knowledge of LIDAR systems, especially coherent LIDAR.
  • Ability to design and implement control systems, especially precision timing and motion controls.
  • Lab experience with coherent optical systems.
  • Knowledge of optics design software such as ZEMAX.
  • Hands-on skill in electronics is desirable, particularly as related to optical sensors and detectors, embedded control systems, microcontrollers, and electronic schematics/datasheets.
  • Self-starter and highly motivated to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptable, driven to learn new skills and programming languages, and apply creative problem-solving.
  • Attention to detail, organized, and effective time management skills.