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Senior Optical Engineer

Job ID: 2487359 | Services LLC


- Bachelor's degree in Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related field
- 7+ years of experience in consumer electronics as an optical engineer working on display, camera/imaging, or projection systems
- 7+ years of experience in optical simulation, metrology, and testing to verify component, assembly and system level performance
- Strong fundamental optical engineering knowledge base in areas including lens design, aberration theory, image quality, MTF/PSF, etc., and experience with tolerance analysis
- Familiarity with non-imaging aspects such as haze and stray light mitigation
- Experienced in at least one of the following modelling software packages: LightTools, Zemax, CODE V, FRED, TracePro
- Hands-on experience with optics component characterization and product integration


As a Senior Optical Engineer, you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products. You will work closely with an internal interdisciplinary team, and outside partners to drive key aspects of product definition, execution, and test. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment.

Key job responsibilities
- Own the design and analysis of imaging (i.e., camera or projection) and non-imaging (i.e., illumination) components and systems
- Use software tools (Zemax, LightTools, etc.) to model optical systems, evaluate performance characteristics, and perform tolerance analyses for prototype and mass production scales
- Work with a component engineering team and product engineering team to provide rapid prototyping and characterization of optical systems
- Work with cross-functional teams to draft component specification, design reviews, work with vendors to manufacture parts and validate results by specifying test parameters and methodologies
- Communicate and manage overseas component manufacturing vendors

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Sunnyvale, CA, USA


- Master's or Doctoral degree in Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related field
- Experience in MATLAB programming
- Proficiency in at least one of the following CAD packages: Creo or SolidWorks
- Experience with design and development of optical systems requiring a combination of illumination, imaging, stray light mitigation, radiometry/photometry, and holographic/diffractive optics
- Experience working with international, cross-functional teams
- Experience in mass production of optical devices
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $114,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $213,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.