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R&D Optical Engineer | Edmund Optics
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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

Edmund Optics, an industry leader in the design, manufacturing, and sale of precision optics and optical components for over 75 years is hiring! As a global, family-owned company, employees are key to our success. Our culture is at the heart of everything we do, and the company’s Core Values demonstrate our commitment to act as one family, do what is best for the customer, drive innovation through continuous improvement, and to be proud of what we do. As we work to continue to be technological leaders in the industry, we seek those who are prepared to learn, engage, grow, and enable the future through optics.

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


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


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.


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.


Contact Information

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