Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/29/2024 9:10 AM)
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Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Systems Engineer

Be the Difference

Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for an Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Systems Engineer to provide Senior-level IT systems engineering support to the Advanced Tecnologies Branch, which is within the the Special Programs Division (AFLCMC/HNJ) and located at Hanscom AFB, MA.

The Advanced Technologies Branch (HNJT) provides effective and secure Special Access Program (SAP) Enterprise IT solutions; delivering modern and trusted Enterprise IT systems to the DAF SAP community.



JOB STATUS: Full time; salaried


SECURITY CLEARANCE: A Top Secret security clearance is required



  • Plan and conduct systems engineering, engineering analyses, trade studies and feasibility assessments in support of IT systems engineering activities.
  • Perform program reviews to evaluate alternative proposed plans, systems engineering programs, design and test results to assure that required subsystem and system performance is achieved.  
  • Participate in system design and architecture development of tactical datalink communication systems.
  • Prepare technical documents which define, specify, and recommend system/subsystem characteristics.
  • Review and provide technical comments on tactical data link specifications and interface documents.
  • Conduct technical investigations in systems design.
  • Provide engineering support services and inputs to program and project risk management activities in compliance with AF SEAM processes.
  • Support Program Management Reviews (PMR), Technical Interchange Meetings (TIM), Test Meetings.
  • Perform engineering drawing reviews for conformance with requirements, specifications, regulations, and quality control.
  • Provide system engineering solutions based on systems analyses, advanced technology processing techniques, engineering research, and evaluation of all aspects of system engineering.
  • Implement Digital Engineering, Digital Thread, Digital Twin techniques across system Lifecycles.
  • Develop technical reports, make recommendations to Project/Program leadership.



  • BA/BS degree in engineering and 15 years of experience (5 DoD)
  • Knowledge and experience with the development and/or integration of electro/optical and infrared (EO/IR) systems is required.
  • Broad theoretical and practical knowledge of IT systems engineering as it applies to the acquisition process.
  • Experience using/managing both DOORS and Cameo systems.
  • Experience with implementing Digital Engineering, Digital Thread, Digital twin techniques and protocols.
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Must have an active US Security Clearance.




What We Offer 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


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