Optical Design Engineer AO/EO 9.23A

Optical Design / Test Engineer / N. Calif / 160k+ pkg
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RA’s client is a world leader in the design and manufacture of customized photonics components and modules for industrial, defense, industrial and medical OEMs. At our Northern CA Facility, they are looking for a motivated Individual to work in a team of Design Engineers interacting closely with Production, Sales, and Process Engineering to help create, test and refine AO (Acousto-Optic) and EO (Electro-Optic) Products through the development cycle to release-to-Manufacturing. Because of the unique end products our clients sell, the opportunity will initially focus on all technical aspects of prototype build and characterization and evolve over time into customer-based Product Design dependent on the successful Candidates experience and aptitude.

We are looking for an Individual with:

  • Bachelors or Masters in Science or Engineering
  • Professional Experience of 5-10 years in laser or photonics or optics industry.
  • hands-on experimental experience in a Laser / Photonics laboratory
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • strong analytical thinking

Required and Useful Skills

  • Hands on experience with Opto-mechanical assemblies
  • Theoretical understanding of optical beam characteristics including diffraction
  • Gaussian beam and/or Ray trace modelling a plus
  • RF electronics background or experience a plus (Impedance transformation circuits)
  • MATLAB or equivalent software experience a plus
  • Thermal modelling experience a plus
  • UV and/or MIR optical experience a plus

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