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Research and Development Engineer

Barrington, NJ USA

Position: Research and Development Engineer
Department: R&D
Reports To: R&D Manager
Classification: Exempt

Brief Summary:

An R&D Engineer has an optics, electronics, mechanics, or physics background and has demonstrated skill and initiative to solve technical problems and organize projects. The R&D Engineer is self-directed, inquisitive, and can work independently.

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  • Work on a wide array of open-ended projects to further the company’s technological differentiation
  • Provide upfront technical risk assessment of new projects
  • Keep up to date on the latest developments in the optical field such that novel solutions can be explored ahead of competition
  • Work onsite at factory locations to troubleshoot and/or develop manufacturing processes for novel programs
  • Utilize an array of software tools to perform low cost modeling and feasibility studies ahead of hardware implementation
  • Organize and follow through on assigned projects in an independent manner, including project schedule
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot opto-mechanical assemblies, novel prototypes, or optical fabrication processes
  • Develop assembly, fabrication and test procedures
  • Perform analytical and empirical studies in a lab environment of various optical components and systems
  • Clearly document and present work in written reports
  • May be required to use shop and power tools to modify parts or equipment


  • M.S. Degree or PhD in Optical Engineering, Electronics, mechanics, materials, or Physics and minimum 5 years applied experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of various software tools such as Labview, Matlab or Mathematica. General programming knowledge in C++, Python or similar. Exposure to design software such as Zemax, and Solidworks (or other mechanical design software) as well as FEA knowledge in environments such as COMSOL, DYNA, or Abaqus. Statistical process control in JMP, Minitab or Design-expert a plus
  • Intermediate/advanced mechanical skills
  • Approximately 20% travel required


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.


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