Optical Design Engineer Job Description

Optical Design Engineer Job Description

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Optical design engineer provides guidance to less experienced optical design engineers (Optical Design Engineer 1 & 2 & Senior Optical Design Engineers).

Optical Design Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Works independently to manage development, roll-out, and establishment of new plastic and insert designs
Accountable to ensure successful and timely delivery of tooling targeted to deliver against correct lens design specifications
Responsible for requirement development, conceptual design, fabrication, integration and testing of optical components subsystem and integrating solutions
Support the development of optical subsystems that encompass industrial/mechanical design
Create detailed task plans for design and qualification of optical systems and drive implementation on a strict timeline
Transmission network design creation
Transmission network build, commissioning and provisioning
Drive all the activities needed to define new service during, if required
Develop and drive advanced packaging solutions for Tunable Tx and high speed Rx products
Optical design simulation, thermal analysis, tolerance analysis, and performance characterization

Optical Design Engineer Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Optical Design Engineer

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Education for Optical Design Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the optical design engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Physics, Optics, Technical, Electrical Engineering, Science, Education, Systems Engineering, Design, Mechanical Engineering

Skills for Optical Design Engineer

Desired skills for optical design engineer include:

Detector systems
Fiber optics and the design and development of laser systems is desired
Optical design using Zemax
Code V
Optical coating design
Optical metrology and interferometry
Process and inspection and optical components cleaning methods
Code V for Aerospace applications with experience in design of optical assemblies and precision mechanisms
Geometrical tolerancing and dimensioning

Desired experience for optical design engineer includes:

Experience in electro-optical characterization of imaging solutions
Proficiency in modeling and data analysis tools
Programing skills to develop or adapt software/firmware for characterization purposes
Background in solid-state electronic devices with solid understanding of device physics
Minimum 4 years (BS) or 2 years (MS) or 0 years (PhD) of related technical individual contributor experience in optical physics and/or system performance verification
Hands-on experience developing modeling and analysis software, preferably in the MATLAB/Simulink environment

Optical Design Engineer Examples


Optical Design Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an optical design engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for optical design engineer
  • Preparing the assessment of instrument optical performances, the associated verification plan
  • Work with optical, Process and Electronics Engineers in product design cycle
  • Precision, tight tolerance design of mechanical housings and subassemblies for TOSA / ROSA products
  • Build and Perform FEA simulations (Stress/Strain/Deflection)
  • Create all required documentation for fabrication, inspection and assembly
  • Proficient in optical design and techniques for a wide variety of product
  • Work requires analysis, application and modeling of technical principles to develop new designs, processes, or product improvements
  • Will have primary accountability for optical designs, and optical components of a project
  • Work outcomes are in collaboration with project team
  • Coordinates research and tests to validate design, effects and consequences
Qualifications for optical design engineer
  • Familiarity with various statistical / numerical analysis techniques
  • Strong team player with good interpersonal skills excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Experience with digital image processing algorithms/software
  • Familiarity with navigation algorithms, particularly Kalman filters
  • Experience designing optical sensors for missile applications
  • Familiarity with considerations for the design of optical/electronic components in radiation environments

Optical Design Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of optical design engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for optical design engineer
  • Provide direction or guidance to technical support level staff
  • Perform process development and NPI tasks
  • Enable smooth and efficient transfer of optimized and newly developed products to production
  • Support established documentation system and database
  • Optimize and develop new testing methodologies for evaluating LED and PD device performance
  • Support production team at Irvine manufacturing facilities to solve daily technical issues
  • Technically support satellite manufacturing plants through effective communication
  • Support production team in the development and implementation of Lean processes in throughout operations
  • Support supplier qualifications and assist in new supplier selection process
  • Knowledge of broadband optical components such as lasers, photodiodes, passives, amplifiers, SFPs, TOSA, BOSA, , commercially available and its usage
Qualifications for optical design engineer
  • 2+ years’ experience with 2D & 3D Mechanical Design experience (incl
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in pixel development, sensor design, and sensor electro-optical characterization
  • Hands-on experience in optical device simulation (TCAD)
  • Experience in analog/mixed-signal circuit design with emphasis on front-end circuits and/or data converters
  • Experience in model-based design with advanced math skills
  • Experience designing and/or operating camera systems with CCD or CMOS imagers and performing image analysis

Optical Design Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an optical design engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for optical design engineer
  • Managing aspects of the projects & engineers/technicians in order to meet the project milestones
  • Working with the Lead Product Development Engineer and Optical Scientist to evaluate and assess new technology performance limits
  • Design and development of optical sensing test and evaluation platforms to facilitate the evaluation and characterization of our industrial optical sensing technology
  • In depth analysis and characterization of advanced optical technology developments
  • Provide technical support to the product development team (Product Engineers, Test Engineers, ASIC design Engineers, ) as the product transition from the "Advance Technology Development" phase to the "Product Release to Manufacturing" phase
  • Active and passive device design and layout using state-of-art modelling and layout tools
  • Device and PIC test characterization
  • Close interaction with the silicon foundry
  • System design of modern coherent optical modem
  • Developing optical link modeling and optimization code in Visual Basic and Matlab
Qualifications for optical design engineer
  • Experience writing C/C++ code for data analysis and simulation
  • Experience with Optical Signature Code (OSC) simulation package is highly desired
  • Candidate must have advanced optical networking skills including but not limited to CWDM/DWDM/SDH technologies
  • In-depth knowledge of wide range of transmission equipment such as Nokia, Transmode (Infinera) and Ciena
  • TX Vendors certifications are in plus
  • Need to complete mandatory Corporate Infosec training and other policy training

Optical Design Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an optical design engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for optical design engineer
  • Coordinating optical design tool development efforts with other software teams
  • Writing and executing scripts to model optical link performance tradeoffs to guide line system and transponder design decisions
  • Planning and maintaining code release schedules
  • Simulation and design of planar waveguide devices such as arrayed waveguide gratings, switches, multiplexers, demultiplexers, and coherent receivers
  • Generate new software required to meet design and analysis goals
  • Train all design team members on design principles and practices that get applied
  • Direct and/or conduct optical experiments as needed to support design efforts
  • Development of algorithms and perform simulations for verification
  • Fulfill at least part of the algorithm in the area of optics or electronics
  • Guide our optics and electronics team to fulfill the algorithm
Qualifications for optical design engineer
  • Need to give permission for basic Government security checks
  • PhD or MS in Engineering, Physics, or equivalent discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in fiber optics industry
  • Strong experience in advanced packaging process, thermal engineering, hermetic packaging, fiber alignment, process development and reliability validation
  • Experience working with optical components
  • Define product package architecture

Optical Design Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an optical design engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for optical design engineer
  • Review of system requirements to develop specifications and technical documentation in support of design reviews
  • Design, development, test and qualification of new embedded electronics
  • Specify and select electronics components, generate schematics and develops and/or assists in PCB layouts
  • Hands on in laboratory checkout and test of prototype electronics including the ability debug and troubleshoot electronics designs, and to work with electrical technicians to facilitate real-time changes to the electronics
  • Working with other engineers in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment to develop and implement novel state-of-the-art and innovative optical systems for space-based applications designed for science, defense, intelligence, and commercial customers
  • Working with new business development to define top-level optical system architectures performing detailed optical design and analysis
  • Supporting Advanced Program development by writing and briefing proposals, responding to RFIs, writing white papers, and participating in proposal reviews
  • Preparing, participating in, and presenting material at design reviews
  • Occasionally working hands-on in a lab environment with optical hardware performing analytical work and technology and hardware development
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the SBU/SSU and the Company
Qualifications for optical design engineer
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or applied sciences
  • MSc level education in physics, electrical engineering, or a related technical field
  • More than 3 years of experience with the design and characterisation of optical components
  • Proficiency with optical design and simulation software, CAD tools are an advantage
  • Master’s or PhD, in optical engineering, optical science, or electrical engineering preferred
  • 10+ years of work experience in optical design and development with relevant experience in AR/VR product development

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