Optical Engineer | Fathom Computing

Date Posted: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Position Location: 
Palo Alto, CA
Job Description: 


Fathom Computing is building the future of machine intelligence. Our entirely new computer architecture trains vast neural networks with unprecedented performance.


We're seeking excellent Optical Engineers for optical system development at Fathom. Ideal candidates will have a deep knowledge of lens design and optical system setup and testing.


  • Be part of the optical system team at Fathom Computing
  • Think outside the box to engineer paradigm-breaking optical systems
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team building a complex system
  • Conceive, design, and specify optical devices and subsystems
  • Work with external vendors to fabricate custom optical devices meeting specified requirements.
  • Experience in tolerance analysis
  • Characterize optical device performance relative to design goals and broader system requirements.
  • Interpret and reconcile empirical data with first-principles analytical and/or numerical simulations.
  • Possess an expert-level knowledge of lens design, including relevant software (Zemax, CodeV, etc.)


  • 7+ years experience in optical engineering.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of lens design and experience with tools like Zemax, Code V, LightTools, ASAP for imaging system design and analysis
  • Able to perform comprehensive optical system characterization
  • Deep and broad knowledge of both ray and wave optics
  • Solid understanding of optical systems, coherence, laser and non-laser sources, measurement techniques
  • You love doing great work, especially with the chance to have a major societal impact.
  • You’ve worked on cool projects and you’d love to tell us about them!