senior systems engineer

While working as a Senior Systems Engineer at Fibertek, you will use your Optics, Engineering, Physics, or other related field degree and project management skills to lead the development of advanced lidar, laser and/or optical communications systems to push laser-based technologies to new heights. Fibertek is looking for an experienced senior systems engineer to join our highly collaborative team in Herndon, VA. We are a leading developer of laser and electro-optic systems for the aerospace community, with critical contributions to lasers for atmospheric sensing, laser communications, and lidar sensors for NASA, DoD, and commercial customers. 

As a Senior Systems Engineer at Fibertek, you will exercise considerable latitude in advancing the development of laser-based technologies over a range of maturities from prototype design and demonstration to delivery of operational systems in a military and space environment. This position requires a combination of technical leadership and program management, and you will have diverse responsibilities throughout the development life-cycle.

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To succeed in this Senior Systems Engineer role, you will need the below expertise and experience:

  • A Bachelors or Master’s degree in Optics, Engineering, Physics, or another related field
  • Ten years of professional management experience, including lead systems engineering positions and teams on laser, lidar, or laser communication programs
  • US Citizen and eligibility to obtain a US Security Clearance
  • Familiarity with engineering and development of optical systems for military or space missions

This Systems Engineer position requires a broad range of technical expertise in laser-based systems for military and space-based applications and environments. Please apply today for this Herndon-based Senior Systems Engineer role and join an agile small business that has a dedicated team of technology and business leaders with 35 years of success behind them.

Why Fibertek, INC?

At FIBERTEK, Inc. we pride ourselves in our innovation and customer success focused culture enabled by a creative and relaxed work environment with minimal bureaucracy. Fibertek fosters a progressive learning environment that values inspiration, promotes professional challenge and encourages personal growth. We offer a competitive and incentivized compensation package with excellent benefits.

How to Apply

Send your resume to our Human Resource department, at

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Fibertek, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Applicants are considered regardless of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.

 If you need assistance or an accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact us by phone at 571-299-4487 or via email at

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