Sr. Optical Engineer-PhD in Optical Engineering

Recruiter
Engineering Technical Group
Location
Wilton
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 21, 2016
Closes
Sep 23, 2016
Industry
Aerospace
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:

Seeking an Optical Engineer to work with a multi-discipline engineering team to define and develop optical / photonic sensor systems and/or test equipment used within photolithography and/or metrology equipment. These systems typically include light sources, detectors, optical / electro-optical components, fiber optics, electronics and signal processing SW. Understanding the components in their relation to the sensor system function and understanding the interaction with the rest of the metrology or lithography system is of fundamental importance. Using optical engineering / physics knowledge and an understanding of the lithography / metrology equipment, this person's responsibility may include: ?? Being part of optical development team (responsible for product or testing equipment development) to find solutions to difficult technical problems in an efficient manner; ?? Decomposition of top-level system requirements into lower level module, sub-module, or component level design specifications for product or test equipment towards the engineering team; ?? Deriving specifications for module, sub-module, or test equipment consistent with our manufacturing practices; ?? Development of alignment methods for complex optical systems; ?? Development of tooling and test equipment to support optical sensor alignment methods; ?? Preparation of leading system engineer documentation (Element Performance Specifications, Element Design Specifications, Test Performance Specification; Test Analysis Reports) through review, release and change control; ?? Support preparation of design reviews for the development team; ?? Supporting systems in the factory and in the field, by being able to relate observed sensor anomalies to potential system defects; Understanding how the performance of the sensor system affects the performance of equipment; Some travel ( ~ 15%) to Europe, Asia, and within the US can be expected. EDUCATION Minimum MS in Optical Engineering, or Physics with an emphasis on optical system design and analysis is required. A few to 10 years of industry/research experience in optical module development: o Candidate should have direct experience in the design, integration and test of optical systems or test equipment used to produce optical systems (i.e. hands on). o Experience and strong knowledge in utilization of laser, SLM, other electro-optical devices o Have competencies in: geometrical optics, lens design, optical system design, lasers, imaging, Fourier optics, radiometry, polarization, aberration, optical testing, detectors and electro-optical devices. o A proficiency of an optical design SW (Code V/Zemax/Light Tools/FRED) is highly desirable o Hands-on skills of building optical system such as imaging, testing, alignment or detector system o Be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training and be capable of thoroughly investigating technical issues (analytically and hands-on in a lab); o Be willing to own the integrated systems performance, and support the entire product life-cycle (development through sustaining engineering), strive to deliver the right design solution for the right cost at the right time. 3D CAD skill is a bonus.

Company Description:

Full life-cycle recruitment for both candidates and client companies alike. We serve a variety of industries including the Medical Device, Information Technology, Automotive, Aircraft/Aerospace, and Department of Defense sectors. We work with a number of viable candidates as well as recognized leaders in these industries, and take great pride in my scope of work.