Optical Design Engineer

Optical Design Engineer


Metalenz is developing next-generation sensing systems for consumer electronics with metasurface technology. As an Optical Design Engineer you will help advance and support the design of our products in imaging and non-imaging optic technologies. A successful candidate will be able to draw from their body of knowledge in optics and apply it to problems in meta-optic system design.


What you’ll do

  • Work with the design team and product team to integrate new developments and viewpoints into the design of our optical systems, both at the component and module level.
  • Expand our system design capabilities, breaking free from the viewpoints dominating traditional optics design.
  • Apply home-grown techniques to meta-optic design toward a diverse range of consumer applications.


What you’ll need

  • MS/PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, or relevant field and/or demonstrated excellence in relevant technical domains
  • Technical background in diffractive optics, imaging systems, and metasurface physics
  • Comfort working with high performance computing environments, especially Julia (Matlab/Python also acceptable)
  • Eagerness to propose, develop, and test new design and analysis techniques
  • Familiarity with optical engineering workflows and best practices (Zemax, CodeV, LightTools, FRED, metrics for image or illumination quality)


What we do

  • Work with consumer electronic OEMs to commercialize metasurface optics
  • Design next-generation optical systems for emerging consumer applications like 3D sensing
  • Apply a modern software stack and cutting-edge developments in computing to greenfield areas in optical system design
  • Support internal fabrication and metrology with custom in-house software


What we offer

Metalenz is a rapidly growing start-up that offers best-in class benefits. 

  • We provide competitive compensation
  • Pre-IPO stock options
  • 100%, company paid premiums for employees and their dependents, such as medical, dental, and vision
  • Employer Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions
  • Employer matching 401k
  • Pre-tax commuter plans
  • Hybrid working model
  • Casual dress code
  • Generous holiday and vacation policies


Job Location: Boston, MA / Hybrid

No visa sponsorship. Only persons eligible for work in the USA need apply.

Keywords: Optics, imaging, research engineer, optimization, metasurface, metalens, computational physics, scientific machine learning

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