Optical Engineer

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  • Location:

    Cambridge, United States

  • Sector:

    Other Areas

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  • Contact:

    Lissa Jerez

  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

  • Consultant:



  • Working independently, develop and operate optical test equipment and test stations involving interferometers, Shack-Hartmann based wavefront sensors, and associated positioning apparatus.
  • Understand and operate the control electronics that drive our mirrors.
  • Develop and improve the modeling algorithm we use to optimize the mirror based on empirically derived actuator influence functions.
  • Decompose top-level system requirements into lower level module, sub-module, or component level design specifications for product or test equipment;
  • Develop alignment methods for complex optical sensors and systems. Develop tooling and test equipment to support optical sensor alignment methods;
  • Develop clear understanding of optical tests needed for qualifying optical sub-modules.
  • Prepare leading system engineer documentation (Element Performance Specifications, Element Design Specifications, Test Performance Specification; Test Analysis Reports) through review, release and change control;



  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Minimum MS in Optical Engineering, or Physics with an emphasis on Optical metrology (candidates with BS in optical engineering or optical physics with at least 5 years’ experience in optical metrology will be considered)
  • Competency in optical design theory, lasers, polarization, detectors, electro-optical devices and opto-mechanical constructions
  • Strong written and oral communicative skills and a commitment to achieving results on time
  • Ability to interface with multidisciplinary groups, work effectively in a team and willingness to take on responsibility, follow through and keep multiple simultaneous assignments on schedule
  • Ability to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training thoroughly investigating technical issues (analytically and hands-on in a lab).