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Optical Engineering Specialist

Menlo Park, CA
Freelance | Job ID #68981 | Posted one year ago

Onward Play is looking for a mid to senior level Optical Engineer for a 12 month assignment, 40 hours a week, with benefits. 

Job Responsibilities:
• Work with a small team of optical scientists in developing illumination systems for AR and VR applications
• Model and prototype critical technologies to drive system performance and validation
• Research and develop emerging concepts in imaging systems and optical systems in support of NEDs
• Support the evaluation and characterization of optical components and system integrations
• Drive supplier choice, interaction, and management in order to deliver prototypes in support of concept demonstrations

• Experience in applied research and/or product development of optics or photonic systems
• Experience with optics technologies including: illumination, radiometry/photometry, stray light analysis, physical optics, or imaging
• Experience with setting up optical systems and with methods and tools for fabrication of optics (molded, polished, diamond turned) as well as microstructures
• Designing optical tools and methods such as FRED, ASAP, LightTools, Solid Works, or Zemax
• Experience defining system performance and component specifications
• Experience with device characterization and processing
• Experience with failure analysis and design for manufacturability

Please apply today to chat with a recruiter and learn more! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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