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

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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