Position Description

Electro Optics, Scientist/Engineer
Location Longmont, CO
Job Category Algorithm Development
Employment Duration Full Time
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Areté, an employee-owned company, is a growing research and development firm recognized for contributing to national security objectives by supplying innovative solutions to challenging technical problems faced by the United States. Our office in Longmont, CO has an immediate opening for an Electro Optics, Scientist/Engineer reporting to the Senior Principal Scientist, Optical Engineering. This is a non-exempt, non-supervisory, full-time position. 

This is a fast-paced environment, focused on solving real world problems. We foster a stimulating, collaborative work environment that encourages the creative contributions of all employees in achieving the goals of the company. Areté Associates is an employee-owned small business (ESOP) focused on advanced science and computational solutions to some of the most challenging technical problems faced by the United States.

The successful candidate: 

Will participate in business development activities, customer interaction and program management.  Responsibilities will include participation in and supervision of all aspects of sensor and system development ranging from conceptualization to demonstration up through production support. The candidate will be a part of a team whose responsibilities include designing, building, and testing electro-optical sensors for a variety of applications.  Both passive and active sensors are of interest.  The position will entail participation in and oversight of design and specification of components and subsystems, design implementation as well as laboratory and field tests of the instrumentation.  In addition, analysis of sensor performance, function, and data will be an important part of the job.

  Primary responsibilities include:

  • The successful candidate will possess a broad background in electro-optical sensors and sensor systems, optics, radiometry, and a specialization in one of the following:
  • Program development, electro-optics system engineering, optical engineering, and mathematical modeling of physical systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of imaging systems, optics, detectors, lasers, signal processing hardware and supporting electronics is required.
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative individuals are preferred with a demonstrated track record of proposal writing and program capture.
  • US Citizenship required

Required Qualifications:

Education: Ph.D., or MS with equivalent experience; EE, Physics, Optical Sciences, Applied Mathematics.  Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects

The candidate must be a US citizen able to obtain a security clearance. 


Salary Range: $112,000 - $120,000.

Areté offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, educational assistance, an employee stock option plan (ESOP), 401(K), and competitive pay. U.S. citizenship, background screen, and drug test are required to meet position eligibility. Submit your resume online at Arete.


Areté is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact  Arete Human Resources Representative.

Areté will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.


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