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Electro-Optical System R&D Lead at Rebellion Photonics (Houston, TX)

Rebellion Photonics is a platform provider of intelligent visual monitoring systems for the oil & gas industry. Our award-winning Gas Cloud Imaging (GCI) system uses proprietary hyperspectral imaging technology coupled with physics-enhanced artificial intelligence to detect and quantify gas leaks in real-time as far as 1 mile away. The system provides actionable video of gas leaks as they occur and tracks the resulting plume as it moves throughout a facility.
We are looking for a passionate hands on individual with a strong sense of product ownership to join our R&D team. As a member of our agile and multidisciplinary R&D team, you will conduct state-of-the-art research in IR optics, perform rapid prototyping to define new products, and provide expert knowledge and leadership to current product improvement. You are an individual that constantly desire to innovate and further advance technology, and are able to translate optics knowledge and experimental skills to extraordinary products, while contributing to other technical needs of the business. 
Rebellion Photonics offers interesting work opportunity in a dynamic, friendly, and informal environment with extraordinary potential to grow with the company.
Responsibilities:Innovate, refine, design, and develop optical hyperspectral systems for passive chemical spectroscopy using microbolometers and IR sensors
Work with other teams to make a robust integrated product, and support other technical needs of the business 
Make technical plans and design decisions 
Ensure the state-of-the-art of our optical products
Lead optics research and perform rapid prototyping with team to develop new products
Report to CEO on hardware R&D progress
Required Skills/Qualifications:An authority in IR Optics and a technical innovator
Strong hands-on skills in product development, and product improvement of advanced optical systems
Familiarity with FPGA and Systems engineering
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optics Science, or a related field
Demonstration of technical innovation in IR optics, including peer reviewed publication and patents
5+ years of experience in applied research and/or product development of advanced optics/photonic systems, which includes troubleshooting, development, validation, analysis, and modeling of optical devices/systems
Prototyping ideas in a hardware setting
Understanding of computational imaging and image processing algorithms
The ability to collaborate and work well in an interdisciplinary team environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Skills/Qualifications:Experience as principal investigator
Experience with all stages of new product development
Programming skills in Python, C++, or equivalent
Familiarity with remote sensing, calibration, characterization, and radiometry
Knowledge of a broad range of optics including imaging, illumination, radiometry, physical and geometric optics, and statistics
Skill with interpreting optical measurements in terms of the underlying physics
Rebellion Photonics is a fast-paced, rapidly growing company. We were the 2nd fastest growing company in Houston and the 161st fastest in the U.S. in 2018. Rebellion Photonics is an equal opportunity employer, and offers experience based competitive salary and company-paid medical benefits. No calls or agencies, please.This is NOT an entry-level position.