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Sr. Optical Engineer


- Fulltime
Job Responsibilities:  
We are seeking a talented, experienced Optical Engineer to contribute to our LIDAR system design and development. The successful candidate will join a cross-functional team that combines light sources, beam delivery systems, detectors, firmware, and software to create market-leading LIDAR systems. The position requires an understanding of detector design, opto-mechanical system design, optical tolerancing, and modeling.
  • Conduct component and system-level optical analysis
  • Document system optical design and tolerance analysis
  • Direct specification development for detailed drawings of optical components
  • Conduct detailed simulations (sequential and non-sequential) of optical systems
  • Evaluate subsystem-level requirements for next-generation products
  •  Establish, direct, and conduct component and system verification and validation tests
  • Create and validate system performance models
  • Evaluate prospective vendors and technologies for optical components
Skills Required::
  • Experience designing detector lens opto-mechanical assemblies for high-volume manufacturing
  • Experience with optical design software such as Zemax, Code V or comparable
  • Hands-on experience with optical systems
  • Experience with opto-mechanical system design and tolerance analysis
  • Capable of optical system alignment, critical analysis, troubleshooting, testing and characterization
  • Ability to comprehensively research, understand and report on new concepts and technologies
  • Strong data analysis capability, including experience using MATLAB, Python or comparable
  • Detailed understanding of stray light analysis and non-sequential simulation methods
  • BS Degree (or higher) in Optical Engineering or comparable
Nice to Have:
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Optical Engineering or comparable
  • Minitab data analysis
  • 5+ years experience