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R&D Optical Engineer

Barrington, NJ USA

Position: R&D Optical Engineer
Department: Engineering EOB
Reports To: Engineering Manager – EOB
Classification: Exempt

Brief Summary:

A design position, which incorporates optical design and optical tolerancing.

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Essential Functions:

  • Execute, evaluate and tolerance optical designs for product development and external customers
  • Perform analytical and empirical studies in a lab environment of various optical components and systems
  • Present design results and analysis of performance in peer-reviewed publications
  • Participate in Design Reviews and check designs of other engineers
  • Provide upfront technical risk assessment of new projects
  • Work onsite at factory locations to troubleshoot and/or develop manufacturing processes for novel programs
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations

Qualifications:

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Understanding of basic optical and mechanical principals
  • Proficiency in Optical design and/or proficiency Optomechanical design practices
  • Proficiency in Optical design software Zemax and/or Code V
  • Familiarity with diffractive optics design and full-wave propagation methods such as Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) or Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis (RCWA)
  • Understanding of laboratory techniques
  • Proficient in the use of numerical software tools such as Labview, Matlab or Mathematica
  • Great communication, organization, and mathematical skills
  • Motivated and self-starter

Education/Experience:

Minimum Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) in optical sciences, physics or equivalent experience; and five (5) or more years of experience in optical design.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time; ability to travel; work in office setting.

Disclosure

Edmund Optics shall, in its discretion, modify or adjust the position to meet the company’s changing needs. This job description is not a contract and may be adjusted as deemed appropriate in the employer’s sole discretion.

EOE/M/F/D/V/SO

Contact Information

Max Matejik

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