Optical Design Engineer

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Optical Design Engineer

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Optical Design Engineer 

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  1. Serve as Optical Design Engineer for product development of governmental and commercial products.
  2. Produce optical lens designs with supporting analysis to include Monte Carlo simulation, sensitivity, and tolerance analysis.
  3. Design optical systems using aspheres, reflective, and diffractive elements.
  4. Utilize Zemax optical design program utilizing various materials.
  5. Produce PowerPoint presentations documenting the optical designs in support of Design Review Activities for both internal and external customers.
  6. Prior experience with translating vague needs into firm optical specifications.
  7. Work closely with manufacturing on design and process issues for optical elements.
  8. Work closely with Opto-Mechanical engineers to ensure that optical tolerances are translated correctly into engineering drawings and opto-mechanical mounting schemes.
  9. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by consistently educating oneself in areas of science necessary for completing the projects and tasks at hand.
  10. Work both independently and as a team to complete projects.
  11. Educate other team members and engineers in optical science and other fundamental physics principles to build the technical capability of the company as a whole.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Proficiency in optical principles and optical design
  2. Strong presentation skills and ability to articulate a fundamental understanding of an optical system to non-optical engineers.
  3. Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills, including problem identification, analysis, action planning, and execution
  4. Experience with alignment and optical components for system integration, metrology, testing, etc
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to manage and complete multiple tasks.
  7. Ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment where projects change on a weekly basis.
  8. Experience with Microsoft Office Products: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Project.
  9. Ability to learn and remain current in new technology and practices of optical engineering.
  10. Successful candidates must be positive team players who are committed to excellence

Education and/or Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in optics or equivalent.
  2. 3+ years of experience in optical design and analysis using optical cad software (e.g. Zemax)



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