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Sr.Optical Design Engineer

Company: Ametek, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

B.S. Engr. or Physics, another related field required

  • M.S. or Ph.D. Engr. or Physics, another related field preferred
  • Rigorous knowledge of optical physics and related mathematical methods
  • Advanced proficiency with both imaging and illumination system design
  • 5+ years of experience modeling and simulating optical devices with a variety of tools including paper calculations, custom computer code, and ray tracing software
  • Advanced proficiency in Zemax and/or CODE V
  • Ability to understand optical problems from first principles and use engineering hand calculations to check design and analysis results
  • Experience working on a product from concept to production
  • Have produced many optical designs that have been implemented in production
  • Used written and verbal communication to clearly and concisely explain analysis problems and results to both analysts and non-analysts
  • Experience with verification, and validation of models through physical testing
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions, effectively lead tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Communicate effectively with multidisciplinary teams to keep momentum going on projects
  • Desire to work in fast-paced environmentThe Zygo Electro-Optics group designs and builds a wide variety of cutting edge optical devices in a wide range of applications including medical imaging, laser surgery, gene sequencing, AR/VR, commercial space, semiconductor, and defense. As the lead optical designer and analyst you will be a key member of the Electro-Optics engineering team working closely with customers to take a broad range of designs from concept to production. You will also support projects more widely within Zygo for cutting edge optical instruments and optical fabrication. RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Apply mathematical and physical analysis capabilities, breadth of engineering skills, and desire to learn to solve both routine and novel design challenges
  • Design and tolerance optical products from conceptual design to production implementation
  • Own the optical design for meeting performance, reliability and manufacturability requirements
  • Develop realistic, cost-effective and practical product specifications, metrology systems, and measurement processes.
  • Communicate technical aspects of product design and metrology topics directly to the customer's technical leads
  • Support design implementation and transfer to product development team.
  • Support troubleshooting activities for product development and manufacturing groups.
  • Support the new business opportunity development and capture process as an optical systems expert.
  • Collaborate with other optical designers, mechanical designers, product development engineers and customer engineering teams to develop and improve designs
  • Prepare and give presentations summarizing supporting calculations and optical simulation results for internal review and external customer design reviews

Keywords: Ametek, Inc., Irvine , Sr.Optical Design Engineer, Other , Irvine, California

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