Optical Design Engineer / Northern California
Develop optical design and specifications for optical systems projects. Function as individual contributor, member of cross-functional design/development team, and/or Project/Program Leader.
- Develop required optical specifications; provide optical systems analyses
- Systematically increase knowledge and skills in geometrical optics, optical engineering, lens and illumination design
- Generate and validate specifications for manufacture and testing.
- Participate in design of fixtures for assembly.
- Share optical expertise with operations, sales, marketing and outside organizations, as required.
- Act as applications engineer, coupling requests from customers to standard product applications (with or without modifications) and/or systems design to suit customer requirements.
- Participate in generation of quotes, bill of materials and requisitions as required.
- Enter Engineering Change Notices (ECN’s) and manage to conclusion as required.
- Comply with all regulatory and statutory requirements associated with assigned job activities.
- Determine Import/Export classification codes as assigned.
- A minimum of 5 years of experience.
- BS Optical Engineering or Physics, or similar, relevent Engineering degree.
- Optical Design; working knowledge of Optical Design programs such as Zemax (preferred), Oslo, CodeV, Etc.
- Image Processing; working knowledge of image processing programs such as ImageJ, ImagePro, MatLab and the Image Processing toolbox.
- Systems Design, particularly in Machine Vision Systems or Microscopy.
- Hands-on mode of operation (comfortable in the lab)
- Knowledge of MTF, Interferometer and Image Processing based testing.
- Experience with Patents – filing, defending and circumvention
- General PC literacy, including MS Office and Excel in particular
- Familiarity with required quality and departmental procedures; attendance at required procedural and regulatory compliance training.
- This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status