Senior Optical Scientist

Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc. seeks a Sr. Optical Scientist to contribute to their research and product development efforts. Blackmore develops frequency modulated continuous wave lidar engines, sensors, and analytics for both defense and commercial markets.

Primary Responsibilities

Research and Development of all optical and photonic aspects of Blackmore’s 3D Lidar Imaging Systems. Investigation and analysis of novel coherent imaging techniques. Design of coherent lidar circuits and architectures including with integrated photonics, testing of components, subsystems, and systems. Lead teams developing and testing calibration methods and optical alignment techniques. Writing and compiling white papers and application notes for internal and external distribution.

Please note that these are required:

  • M.S. or higher in Optics, Physics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent field

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience

  • Demonstrated excellence and work ethic in a laboratory environment

  • Ability to take initiative and lead tasks to solve challenging problems

  • Team player with strong written and oral communication skills

It would be really cool if you had some of these:

  • Experimental lasers, photonics, optics, fiber optics, high-speed ADCs and DACs

  • Experimental and theoretical lidar, ladar, radar, laser remote sensing and imaging, and/or laser beam scanning

  • Fourier optics, diffraction theory, imaging systems, solid state optics, and/or integrated photonics

  • Analog and digital signal processing

  • Experience with any of the following software: Matlab, Python, C++/C#/CUDA, Java, Zemax, Code5, LabView

Here are some additional details:

  • This is a full-time, salaried position

  • Salary is commensurate with your education, experience, and skills

  • We offer excellent benefits

  • Blackmore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, or national origin

  • U.S. citizenship required

For full consideration, please submit the following by July 19, 2019 to

cover letter identifying the position | resume

About Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc.: Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc. is a leader in frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) Lidar and supporting analytic tools. Blackmore’s technology and unique approach bring the advanced toolsets of modern radar into the optical domain. We support intense mission-critical environments, where direct-detect 3D imagers are cost and performance limited. Examples of current use of our technology include self-driving vehicles and defense applications.

Blackmore is located in Bozeman, Montana, a vibrant and beautiful university town surrounded by mountains and ideal for outdoor activities. Whether you like camping, biking, hiking, fishing, skiing or just gazing at beautiful scenery, Bozeman is a great place to live and work.

Hyalite Reservoir, approx. 20 minutes from Blackmore’s Headquarters

Hyalite Reservoir, approx. 20 minutes from Blackmore’s Headquarters