Optical Engineer | FARO

Date Posted: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Position Location: 
Exton, PA
Job Description: 

FARO® is the world leader in 3D imaging and measurement systems. We are a global company traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange with a passion for excellence and success. We are proud to be recognized among Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies. In order to accelerate the growth of our new product portfolio, Faro Technologies is growing new positions in our Research and Development team. 

FARO is seeking an Optical Engineer for our Research & Development team in the Exton, PA area. 

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of a M.S in Optical Engineering or equivalent, Ph.D. preferred 
  • recent graduate or experienced professional 

Technical Skills:

  • Optical design of commercial optical components, optical instruments, or imaging systems
  • Design of optical fiber or air launched laser beam delivery and beam shaping systems
  • Optics design with Zemax or similar optics design software
  • Knowledge of thermal and chromatic aberration correction
  • optical system tolerance analysis (optical, mechanical, spectral, thermal)
  • Laboratory experience with photonics/optical test and measurement.
  • Lasers, Gaussian beam propagation


  1. 1) Key individual contributor in the optical design of new optical instruments and optical components.
    1. Optical component and system design in Zemax
    2. Tolerance stackup analysis (optical, mechanical, spectral, thermal)
    3. Develop alignment and assembly processes for optical instruments
    4. Work with vendors to specify, fabricate, and qualify optical components
    5. Troubleshoot and determine root cause for failures in optical designs
    6. Direct and conduct laboratory testing of new optical designs
  2. Other optical design responsibilities may be added in the future as business conditions evolve.





Jim Schloss| Director of Engineering, Tracker

FARO | 290 National Rd | Exton, PA 19341

Office: 610.444.2300 ext 3252 | Fax: 610.444.2323 

Nasdaq: FARO | james.schloss@faro.com | www.faro.com