Optical Prototyping Process Engineer

  • Hardware Engineering
  • Redmond

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Title: Optics Prototyping Engineer 
Duration: Vendor 
Location: Redmond, WA
Benefits: Employee benefits at 100% including Medical, PTO, Holiday Pay, 401K Plan and much more!
Hours: Minimum 40 Hours/Week 

● Build and utilize internal infrastructure and methodologies to rapidly evaluate product feasibility of optics technologies for next generation products. 
● Collaborate with lens engineering, display, system engineering, process, research and other cross-functional teams to deliver on process and prototyping needs.
● Utilize a hands-on approach to refining current processing and developing new processing methods for a variety of new optical systems.
● Explore and develop new, cutting-edge fabrication processes, methods, and tools to accelerate Meta’s technology adoption and productization.
● Build, test and validate novel opto-mechanical structures, manufacturing processes and optics technologies to evaluate manufacturability, technology performance and visual performance for next generation optics technologies.
● Develop comprehensive reporting of prototype and process performance against KPIs, including mechanical, optical, and material characteristics.
● Willingness and ability to travel both domestically and internationally (up to 10% of the time).

● 2+ years of experience in mechanical or process engineering fields, preferably in the optics or optical component manufacturing fields.
● Experience with new process development, Design of Experiments and process qualification methodologies.
● Knowledge of statistical tolerance analysis techniques, functional dimensioning, geometric tolerancing.
● Knowledge of assembly and alignment of multiple optical elements in a sub-system, including linear and angular adjustment. 
● Knowledge of common optical metrology instruments and measurement methods such as interferometry, CMM, OMM.
● Proficiency in the use of hand and power tools.
● Able to work fully on site.
● 2+ years of experience in 3D modeling/2D drafting in NX, ProE or SolidWorks (NX preferred).
● 5+ years’ experience in rapid prototyping and assembly processes, such as CNC, 3D printing, injection molding and joining techniques in a lab-scale environment.
● Experience with thin films and polarizing materials.
● Skilled in evaluating and developing new technology capability at external vendors. 
● Experience with Optics modeling software such as Zemax, CodeV, etc.
● Experience in designing and prototyping a high precision optics system. 
● Excellent interpersonal skills to work across teams, including international and domestic vendors. 
● Experience working in a fast-paced startup environment.

Education: Bachelor’s or equivalent experience in Physics, Mechanical, Systems, Industrial or Optical Engineering. Master’s in Physics, Mechanical, Systems, Industrial or Optical Engineering.

– Work on engineering and research assignments with F500 companies and startups.   
– The relationships that we have created with our clients are one of a kind.    
– We help solve problems in many technologies focusing on R&D, product development, and manufacturing.    
– We work at the most cutting-edge and latest technologies from AR/VR to Autonomous technologies.    
– Closely working with our clients, we believe that long term investments are extremely important to maintain the culture we together have created.

We’re a handpicked team of Engineers, digital strategist, designers, and developers united together in creating a fresh experience. Whether we are strategizing, designing, developing, or analyzing, our integrated team works as an extension of yours to improve your impact, your usability, and your customer conversion. In the process, we collaborate with you to get to know your business, understand your industry, and incorporate your big ideas into memorable experiences that keep your customers coming back for more.

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Salary range for this position is $40/hr to $55/hr (Equivalent to 80k to 110k). Compensation offered will be determined by factors such as location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Equal employment opportunity: All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made, or any other status protected by law. Assistance will be gladly provided upon request for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory disabilities.

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