Optical Engineer

Oct 03, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Required Education (Including Major): • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or Software Engineering Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or Software Engineering- preferred Seeking an Optical Engineer / Physicist in the Optical Modules Development Group US 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: 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). Experience and strong knowledge in utilization of laser, SLM, other electro-optical devices Have competencies in: geometrical optics, lens design, optical system design, lasers, imaging, Fourier optics, radiometry, polarization, aberration, optical testing, detectors and electro-optical devices. A proficiency of an optical design SW (Code V/Zemax/Light Tools/FRED) is highly desirable Hands-on skills of building optical system such as imaging, testing, alignment or detector system 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); 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.