Laser Engineer/Scientist - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States


Laser Engineer/Scientist

At KBR, We Deliver by transforming science into new possibilities for our customers. Be part of a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and researchers to discover and develop new and relevant military-critical electronics to maintain our nation’s air, space, and cyber superiority.

This position is located at the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate, Aerospace Components and Subsystems Tech Division, Optoelectronic Technology Branch (RYDH). RYDH performs basic and applied research to discover and develop novel optoelectronic, laser, and power electronic concepts through the exploitation of structure-property interactions to ensure continued USAF sensor and countermeasure technology dominance.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a high energy Laser Engineer or Laser Scientist to provide support on multiple laser programs involving building, modeling, and evaluating high energy laser systems. Candidates must display a strong understanding of laser physics and basic engineering principles.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Support laser material and optical designs that have ties to modeling and simulation results. Provide modeling results relevant to theoretical laser designs and support building and modeling of high energy laser systems. Provide innovative ideas and solutions for supporting test programs as well as modeling and simulation analysis systems.


MS in Physics, Optical Engineering, or equivalent with 3 years of laser-based experience


Ph. D. in Physics, Optical Engineering, or equivalent with 1 year relevant experience

Basic knowledge of laser engineering relating to construction and testing of lasers. Advanced understanding of modeling and simulation of laser effects in gain media. Familiarity with numerical modeling software packages, including but not limited to, MATLAB, Mathematica, LabVIEW, COMSOL. Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a secret clearance.

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KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

Government Solutions , serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics

Technology Solutions , featuring proprietary technology, equipment, catalysts, digital solutions and related technical services for the monetization of hydrocarbons, including refining, petrochemicals, ammonia and specialty chemicals, as well as inorganics

Energy Solutions , including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver .