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11 months ago
L-3 Canada Operations
Location: Burlington
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers
Electro-Optical Engineering @ WESCAM

L3 WESCAM Burlington, ON


We are an extraordinary company.

We develop the most advanced optical systems for global defense and military markets, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. These systems provide stabilized, high-magnification Electro-optic and Infrared (EO/IR) laser, surveillance and targeting systems for airborne, marine and ground based platforms. To see our systems capability in action, click HERE

About Joining Our Optical Engineering Talent Community

We are constantly looking for phenomenal people to join our team – but we also understand that timing is everything.

You may not be ready to make a move, but you’re open to exploring your options. We’re planning on growing steadily over the next several years – so whether you’re looking now or later – we’ll probably have something interesting for you to consider at some point soon.

Joining our talent community for Optical Engineering means we’ll stay in touch, keep you informed on what we’re doing, what’s happening in our industry, and connect from time to time with some new positions we believe you’ll want to hear about.

Just click APPLY and we'll take care of the rest

Optical Engineering at a Glance

This is amongst our elite teams at L3 WESCAM. Our Electro-Optical Engineers are responsible for what makes L3 WESCAM’s systems legendary – stabilized high-magnification electro-optical and infrared imaging systems.

Our electro-optical engineers are often working on ground-breaking digital imaging, thermal imaging and laser positioning systems while navigating the complexity of integrating the latest optics technology into our world-class intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance systems.

While a lot of companies claim to have the best people – we can say with certainty that L3 WESCAM is the premier destination for some of the best and brightest optical engineers around.

When you work alongside this kind of team, you will serve as a key member in a multi-disciplinary R&D team working on a wide variety of imaging and laser systems that are sought-after worldwide by a growing number of global defense, search and rescue and national security agencies.

To join others just like you in our Optics Talent Community – click APPLY, or keep reading to learn more…

Subject Matter Expertise We Look For

Admittedly, expectations on this team are high – for a reason. Optics are at the core of what we do at L3 WESCAM, and the degrees of subject matter expertise vary. If your areas of specialization fit into any of the following, you should definitely join our Talent Community:

* Laser Systems

* Geometrical Optics, Lens Design

* Imaging, Radiometry

* Electro-Magnetic wave propagation

* Thin Film Optical Coatings

Your area of expertise may include something we need immediately, or later on down the road – but at some point in time, we’d like a chance to get to know you a little better.

Education / Academic Backgrounds We Look For

Our senior members of our team have achieved some of the highest levels of academics in the organization. Amongst them are Ph.D.’s and Masters in a collection of either Physics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics (with a specialization in Optics, Quantum Mechanics or Photonics).

Our junior and intermediate team members have started out their careers with Bachelors / Undergraduate degrees in Physics, or Engineering degrees with a specialization in Optics.

Skills, Experience and Competencies We Look For

While this list is in no particular order - if you are able to identify most of the following within your own inventory of skills and experiences, we would be thrilled if you joined others like you in our talent community.

* Familiarity with various image sensor technologies (ie: CCD, CMOS, Thermal Imagers, etc)

* Strong analytical and mathematical skills,

* Proficient with Matlab or a similar language

* Proficient in optics and electronics lab environments (clean rooms etc)

* Understanding of analog and digital video concepts including:

* Colour science

* NTSC & PAL standards

* Digital video standards

* Resolution and sensitivity measurements (MRTD, MRC, NETD, MTF, etc)

* 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 modeling tools (Modtran, NVTherm, SSCam, etc) an asset

We don’t just look for geniuses either – you’ll need to have a few other things to keep you balanced. For example, you’ll need all of your five senses to be on-point with the rest of us - Humour, Humility, Belonging, Urgency and Self.

Also, the ability to play a musical instrument is also high on the list – we have 7 in-company bands and we’re always looking for a guitar lead or a drummer.

Life at L3 WESCAM

This is the most important part. Many companies say that their work is ‘exciting’ or ‘challenging’, or that they work in a fast-paced environment.

Perhaps our definition of those terms is slightly different – because we are one of the only companies in the world that produce what we do, have customers like we do, allow our employees to work on the kinds of things we do, and say with certainty that what we do every day directly contributes to protecting lives around the world.

What else can you expect as an L3 WESCAM employee?

* Every other Friday off

* Free on-site gym

* Subsidized gourmet cafeterias

* Free fruit and bagels

* Beach Volleyball courts

* 26 acres of forested land with hiking and biking trails in the heart of Burlington

* Free wellness programs

* Work/Life balance that is taken seriously

* Real opportunities for growth, development and career progression

* Everyone’s role at L3 WESCAM contributes to protecting people’s lives

Click APPLY to join our Optical Engineering Talent Community

By residing our Optical Engineering Talent Community, you’ll be kept up to date on what L3 WESCAM is working on, new developments in our group, and more information about the team and what it means to work here.

You’ll also be the first to hear about new positions coming up that we hope you might be interested in.

**As L3-WESCAM is a supplier to several national military and defense agencies, we are bound by the Canadian Controlled Goods Program. Every L3 employee must be CGP-Certified, of which certification requires extensive background screening that L3 Wescam will manage on your behalf.





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