Optical Design Engineer | Moondog Optics, Inc.

Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Position Location: 
Fairport, NY
Job Description: 

Moondog Optics, Inc. is a young and growing company that specializes in designing optical & opto-mechanical systems for consumer, medical, and cinematography products.  We have a unique opportunity for an experienced Optical Design Engineer in our Fairport, NY office. This opening is for a full time position.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Optical design experience for mobile camera modules, pico projectors, virtual/augmented reality systems, cinema cameras, and/or medical devices.
  • Fluency with Zemax and/or Code V.
  • Experience with tolerancing and stray light analysis.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a strong core technical team.
  • Experience working directly with customers in-person and in web/conference calls, including preparing and presenting design reviews.
  • Basic understanding of opto-mechanical design principles.  Ability to work effectively with opto-mechanical designers.

Additional background that would be beneficial:

  • Experience/interest in new business development.
  • Experience working with US, European, and Asian suppliers of optical and opto-mechanical components/systems.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with lab testing such as MTF, stray light, transmission, etc.
  • Experience writing Zemax and/or Code V macros, DLLs, and/or custom Python routines for advanced analysis of optical systems.
  • Optical design experience with injection molded polymer aspheres and/or compression molded glass aspheres.

Job Requirements:

  • 10+ years optical design experience in a product development environment.
  • B.S. degree in Optics, Physics, or related discipline.  M.S. preferred.
  • A solid understanding of manufacturing state-of-the-art for glass and plastic optics.
  • Being a creative self-starter, capable of developing ideas and working with little supervision.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • An openness to domestic and international travel.
Contact: 

If you’re interested in this position, please forward your resume, cover letter, and a link to your LinkedIn profile to Scott Cahall at scott@moondogoptics.com.