Product Engineer, Optical Systems - Raleigh, North Carolina United States - 42888


Job #: 42888
Title: Product Engineer, Optical Systems
Job Location: Raleigh, North Carolina - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Our client will inspire you with common goals, shared vision, and an environment where you can grow and lead a balanced life in the long term. Some benefits include:

  • Work with and learn from celebrated scientists in the field of photonics
  • Flexibility and compassion in your schedule when you need it.
  • Share in the profits of the business.
  • Small company culture: very little red tape to get in the way of great ideas.
  • Planned career development opportunities.


The Product Engineer will play a vital role in the growing our optical system design & manufacturing engineering team. By leading our product development efforts, you will help drive our next generation products and OEM development projects.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Drive the design & development, validation, and commercialization of products, including new designs, material conversion, process optimization, process qualification, and quality compliance.
  • Transfer products from design engineering to production.
  • Lead the development, definition, and execution of optical system test plans.
  • Data collection and system design validation for R&D – for internal and external customers with a focus on new applications.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing engineering and production teams on quality control procedures, metrics, and analysis.
  • Contribute to commercial and OEM product specification development.
  • Interface with multi-disciplinary teams and communicate with technical experts in optics, electrical design, software algorithms and volume manufacturing
  • Technical interface between the customer and engineering functions.
  • Become a domain expert in numerous aspects of optical measurement and instrument operation.
  • Conduct industry studies and competitive analysis of key system performance metrics including optical resolution, spectral and dynamic range, sensitivity, measurement rate, signal to noise ratio, molecular level of detection, laser power and safety, etc.


Experience and Skills required includes:

  • Minimum 5 years of work in an engineering discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • BS in engineering, chemistry, physics, optics or related field
  • Strong skills with Excel and comparable data analysis packages
  • Strong communication skills and positive attitude to work with engineering, manufacturing, and business teams towards success of products
  • Strong organizational skills and capability of generating necessary written documentation
  • Self-motivated to work on multiple development projects simultaneously
  • Team worker with an aptitude for mentoring and coaching

Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of work in laboratory or industry related to optical or chemical measurement and analysis
  • Experience with testing techniques such as Raman, absorbance, and fluorescence
  • Experience in the optics industry
  • Experience with Zemax
  • Experience with CAD software, preferably SolidWorks
  • Some programming or scripting experience (R, MATLAB, Python, LabVIEW etc)

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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