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Optical Systems Engineer


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted March 18, 2021.

The future is what you make it.

When you join Honeywell, you become a member of our global team of thinkers, innovators, dreamers and doers who make the things that make the future.

That means changing the way we fly, fueling jets in an eco-friendly way, keeping buildings smart and safe and even making it possible to breathe on Mars.

Working at Honeywell isn’t just about developing cool things. That’s why all of our employees enjoy access to dynamic career opportunities across different fields and industries.

Are you ready to help us make the future?

Joina team that designs, develops and integrates highly complex systems for spacewithin Honeywell Aerospace. As an Optical Systems Engineer you will part of ateam that specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of novel,state-of-the-art optical instruments for military, space and commercialapplications, including Earth observation, atmospheric monitoring, spacesituational awareness, space science, and optical communications. You will beintegral in creating system solutions that meet the evolving needs of ourcustomers. You will be involved in every aspect of the systems life cycle; fromthe front end of business development through product end of life.


  • Provide technical leadership on optical instrument development programs as part of a highly engaged and integrated engineering team involved in all aspects of design, assembly and test activities
  • Design and analysis of end-to-end optical systems for space, including defining system architectures and system requirements to meet customer requirements, defining and selecting appropriate designs through leading trade studies, and developing system-level models and performing simulation and analysis to ensure end-to-end performance requirements are met
  • Develop system level and sub-system level requirements and specification documents working with the optical, electrical and mechanical design teams
  • Develop program level documentation according to space agency standards (ie. Canadian Space Agency, NASA and ESA).
  • Leading design verification activities
  • Writing proposals and white papers
  • Providing technical support to business development activities, including customer briefings and conference presentations
  • Technical readiness and risk analysis assessments

The Honeywell building is a controlled goods program environment. Candidatesmust be eligible for CGP clearance.