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Optical Systems Applications Engineer-Test
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90-110k, Attractive Northern New England/NH location

This “lifestyle” location opportunity favors candidates that enjoy the more rural country environment more than the big city metro areas. Great family quality of life and reasonable real estate costs are an additional benefit. The Rudzinsky Associate’s (RA’s) client Optical Systems Application Engineer will be responsible for working with the sales team on defining system designs and requirements from customer requests. If you thrive on expanding your own optical engineering, instrumentation knowledge base, applying the latest technology, solving customer problems, driving projects to completion with execution excellence, and being a key contributor to RA’s client’s growth, then read on.

This position involves communication regarding technical capabilities and limitations, prioritization of requirements, and schedule demands for custom light, measurement, metrology solutions. This position is a key component in a very dynamic, fast-paced, and challenging engineering environment.

  • The ideal candidate has the ability to speak technically at a range of levels from a less experienced engineer to subject matter expert, and most importantly, the ability to listen. Being able to extract the right information with the right questions to fully understand the customer’s needs is essential.
  • Beyond customer interaction, the Applications Engineer will need to relay those requirements to the internal design team and provide a clear description of the system to be built. Specific attention is to be made to creating a holistic system that performs according to the customer use case.
  • Additional duties will include optical system design, thermal analysis, laboratory measurements, and customer training/installations.
  • The applications will span the gamut of optical, light measurement applications (LEDs, lasers, OLEDs, plasma sources), remote sensing uniform source systems (UV/VIS/NIR), material reflectance, integrating sphere design, spectrometer and sensor analysis, and imaging device analysis.

Ideal candidate will have broad experience with optical and light measurement and metrology and engineering applications in as many of the following areas as possible: Thermal Analysis, LEDs, UV/VIS/NIR applications, Remote Sensing, Light Measurement, Integrating Sphere Design, Optical Sensor Calibrations, Optical Systems Design, Optical Laboratory methods, and Laser Power Measurements.

Must be self-motivated, be able to learn quickly, and be able to meet project cost and schedule constraints.

The candidate will also be asked to attend trade shows, conferences, and customer visits, and be able to join/contribute to domestic and international standards committees.

The candidate will need to work within a cross-functional team environment to provide creative and innovative solutions to solve challenging optical problems. Experience with Zemax, TracePro, MATLAB, SolidWorks, SolidWorks Simulation a plus.

Preferred Degrees: BS or MS or Ph.D in Engineering, Optics, Physics

Northern New England