Optical Engineer (Illumination) | The Photonics Group

Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012
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Optical Engineer - Illumination
Location: IN
Education: BS


In the role of Optical Engineer candidates will design and develop optical systems for forward lighting and signal lighting utilizing standard light sources, such as filament bulb and HID, and new light source technologies, such as LEDs, combined with light-guide, lens, or reflector optical solutions.

Key functions are:
Develop optical systems to meet customer specifications and federal regulations.
Optical design development for lighting products that is in accordance with the various phases of a program schedule, i.e. feasibility, design, design verification, certification, production launch.
Improve and develop optical design methodologies for the enhancement of design productivity and capability.
Participate and/or manage directly the development of new optical technology in line with Company Technology Development Plan.


Our Optical Engineer candidates must have:
Bachelor's Degree in Optical Engineering or related field.

Sr. Optical Engineers requires:
Bachelor's and at least 5 years of related experience.

All candidates must have:
Experience with non-imaging optics and photometric measurement systems.
Experience with 3D CAD systems, CATIA-V5 preferred.
Experience with optical design and simulation software, ASAP preferred.
At least two years experience in the design of optical systems for automotive lighting or related area is preferred.
Understanding of exterior automotive regulations, such FMVSS108 and ECE, is highly desired.
Problem solving, communication, and team player skills are highly desired.
Project management skills are required for higher level candidates.


Brian Murray
The Photonics Group
Office 919-572-2292