Optical Engineer, Principal

US-NY-Holtsville
Job ID
37544
Function
Engineering

Overview

Designs, develops, builds and tests systems and products based on imaging and laser technologies. Interacts with device, hardware and software design teams to assist in overall development of optical systems; specifying, selecting and qualifying an active and passive optical components, developing and benchmarking system performance models, developing and implementing test procedures and/or evaluating and selecting appropriate test instrumentation.

 

Major job skills needed:

  • Image lens design
  • System analysis and simulation
  • Understanding lens manufauring, assembly, and testing
  • Familiar with optical lens tooling
  • Laser optics
  • Optical metrology and methodology 

Responsibilities

  • Architects, designs, and supports developing, and testing of optical design solutions to several highly-complex technical projects. Creates specifications for the projects. Leads technology roadmap process. Recommends project approach and goals.
  • Champions the image lens design technology and coaches others on how to effectively develop, communicate, and implement new solutions.
  • Prioritizes quality and seeks out improvements in all aspects of optical projects.
  • Maintains keen awareness of competitor products and development direction to help direct designs to surpass the competition.
  • Uses status as a developer of novel and creative solutions to build business and bring positive attention to technologies and services.
  • With other engineering disciplines, develops next generation ideas and solutions to meet client needs before the competition.
  • Analyzes competitor intellectual property and participates in activities related to protecting intellectual property.
  • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • May supervise the activities of others.
  • Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups.
  • Serves as organization spokesperson on specialized projects or programs.
  • Acts as prime consultant on large projects that affect the organization’s long-term goals and objectives

Qualifications

  • U.S. Only:
    • Preferred Education: Masters or PhD in Optics or Optical Engineering
    • Preferred Work Experience (years): Masters degree and 6+ years experience or PhD degree and 3+ years experience
  • All other Regions:
    • Preferred Education: Masters or PhD in Optics or Optical Engineering
    • Preferred Work Experience (years): Masters degree and 6+ years experience or PhD degree and 3+ years experience

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