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Focal Plane Engineer

Teledyne Scientific & Imaging

This is a Full-time position in camarillo, CA posted January 3, 2023.



Teledyne Imaging Sensors is looking to add a Focal Plane Engineer to our exciting team building the world’s best astronomy arrays! The Focal Plane Engineer is responsible for the technical execution of advanced infrared and visible focal plane array development and production programs through successful deliveries. The Focal Plane Engineer identifies design opportunities and be devoted to technology advancements, manufacturing process improvements and process controls.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The primary duties and responsibilities are as follows. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work closely with Control Account Managers (CAMs), Program Manager and System Engineering to provide overall technical leadership for efficient project planning, execution, andmonitoring of program tasks
  • Cross-collaborate with diverse teams in material growth, detector fabrication, sensor assembly and performance testing, to leverage existing or emerging design and production capabilities
  • Identify and implement design improvements in growth structure, device architecture and manufacturing processes for high performance
  • Discover and address manufacturability and scalability issues early in the design process, and provide effective remedies
  • Conduct device modeling, analyze detector and focal plane test data, and provide feedback to manufacturing process and controls
  • Contribute to technical writing of whitepapers, proposals and technical reports, and support customer program reviews

Qualifications & Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following qualifications and competencies:

  • Background in electro-optical semiconductor device fabrication, productization and manufacturing engineering processes is highly desirable
  • Technical knowledge in any of following areas is a plus: Thin-film semiconductor materials, photodetector arrays, CMOS readout integrated circuit, flip-chip hybridization, and focal plane array assembly and testing
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate at any level of audience are required
  • Experience in technical project management, risk assessment, statistical process control and design of experiments is desirable
  • Ability to work effectively both in a team environment and as an individual contributor is required

Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree with at least five (5) years of experience, or Ph.D. degree with at least three (3) years of experience, in Physics or Engineering discipline (electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, or industrial engineering).

Citizenship Requirements

Due to the type of work at the facility and certain access restrictions, successful applicants must be a U.S. Citizen.

Ready to join our team? Apply today!

What can Teledyne offer YOU?

A Competitive Salary & Benefits Package

Excellent Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance as of First Day

Paid Vacation and Sick Time

Paid Holidays

401(k) Eligibility with Company Match

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Educational Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Fun Events throughout the year

About Us

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated specializes in providing a broad range of high technology solutions and products to the marketplace. Teledyne Imaging Sensors is an integral member of the Digital Imaging Segment of Teledyne Technologies. Imaging Sensors provides advanced imaging solutions for a variety of customers, including the DoD, NASA, prime system integrators, and commercial customers. In the civilian space arena, Teledyne sensors are the most advanced sensors on board the James Webb Space Telescope, and they are also found on board the majority of NASA space probes and ground based telescopes. In the DoD arena, Teledyne sensors are integrated into several major systems for persistent surveillance, chemical detection, and target identification, among others.

Teledyne is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color,religion,religious creed,gender,sexual orientation,gender identity,gender expression,transgender,pregnancy,marital status,national origin,ancestry,citizenship status,age,disability,protected Veteran Status,genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal,state,or local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment,please email [email protected] or call (855)479-1480. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.