Careers – Optical Engineer

Optical Engineer


  • Development and application of devices that use light and optics. These could be anything from a basic telescope to a high-tech medical laser
  • Develop and execute alignment procedures for complex optical systems given the optical prescription and system requirements
  • Independent optical engineering contributor in an inter-disciplinary program team
  • Designing, constructing, documenting and evaluating new optical laser products
  • Optical system design with lenses, diffractive elements, fibers and active elements
  • Perform data analysis/processing using industry standard software (Zemax, Code V, 4Sight, MetroPro, MATLAB etc.)
  • Provide technical solutions to various optics related problems
  • Provide thorough documentation of work performed
  • Develop plans and procedures for fabrication of components, and for assembly, test and integration of optical systems
  • Serve as technical interface to optical component suppliers
  • Conduct engineering analyses and evaluation of optical systems
  • The successful candidate will contribute to the research and engineering of the next generation laser products as well as provide support to existing products
  • Contributing new and unique ideas as a member of a highly skilled technical team


  • Passionate about optics and lasers
  • CW and pulsed light measurements skills down to ps level
  • Have a deep understanding of optical principles and design
  • Experience designing optical components and assemblies
  • SM and MM fibers and fiber optic components hands-on experience
  • Knowledge of semiconductor laser operation, optical beam shaping and optics & mechanics 3D design
  • Handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously within a rapidly changing environment
  • Have a curious demeanour and enjoy solving difficult problems
  • Experience with MATLAB or Python is considered a plus
  • Team-player who both shares and also listens
  • As a member of the engineering team, this position will work closely with other engineers in the design and development of state-of-the-art laser industry. The successful candidate must excel in a project team environment, be able to find solutions to problems from rough requirements and have a commitment to high product quality
  • Good technical documentation skills in written English
  • Organized, methodical and careful with Strong self-motivation
  • BS in Optical Engineering or Physics
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills for interfacing with senior management and customers as well as mentoring of younger engineers
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment

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