Senior Optical Engineer | RxSight, Inc.

Date Posted: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Position Location: 
California
Job Description: 

Job Title: Senior Optical Engineer

Manager's Title: Director, LDD Hardware Engineering

Department: Advanced Engineering

FSLA Status: Exempt

Overview: The Senior Optical Engineer will be responsible for the optical design ownership and technical expertise for our Light Delivery Device technology. Responsibilities will include design activities, validity of design processes including component and system design, assembly process development, qualification, and process documentation.

This individual will function as a technical expert and a key contributor to the optical design of the Light Delivery Device and have interaction with the other functions including but not limited to Operations, Quality, and Regulatory.  It is expected that this individual will have the depth and breadth of experience and judgment to make contributions to the overall Light Delivery Device and Light Adjustable Lens technologies. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support continuous product development and improvement of Light Delivery Device (LDD); oversee the engineering and implementation of advanced technologies focusing on the LDD system, but also covering special projects related to the Light Adjustable Lens.
  • Perform detailed analysis to ensure product performance, reliability and manufacturability in addition to documenting the design and development.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of manufacturing validation processes and test methods for the optical subsystem and release to manufacturing.
  • Support process improvement initiatives to enhance production efficiency, as well as ensure business continuity and regulatory compliance.
  • Provide innovative solutions for the optical design leading to new clinical applications and improved usability and ergonomics of the device.
  • Lead and assists in the development of engineering documents.
  • Engages with the rest of the R&D team and participates in troubleshooting efforts

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expert in optical design using Zemax.
  • Demonstrated experience with complex tolerance analysis, simulation and data analysis tools (Matlab, Mathcad, or Igor) for optical and thermal analysis.
  • Experience with sources and detection in UV and NIR bands.
  • Design for manufacturability, assembly, and / or reliability (thermal, vibration, shock).
  • Experience in communication with vendors regarding specifications of optical components and assemblies.
  • Working knowledge of athermalization techniques/ designs.
  • Manufacturing process development for medical equipment.
  • Experience with design tools SolidWorks and Pro-E desirable.
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to apply creative solutions to challenges.
  • The ability to establish priorities and build enthusiasm for projects.
  • Excellent communication skills in both oral and written formats, as well as excellent listening and problem solving skills.
  • The ability to interface effectively with all levels and functions within the organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Education, Experience, and Training:

  • Engineering (Advanced degree preferred) or related discipline. Minimum of 5 years work experience in optical system design, visual optics design, product requirements definition, optical measurement and test fixture design and validation, optical system performance analysis, test acceptance requirements definition and validation;
  • Experience in ophthalmic systems and medical imaging is desired.
  • Familiar with design practices for ophthalmic medical devices in an FDA-regulated environment and design 

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: N/A

Computer Skills:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet Software

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Activities, and Conditions:

Indicate the activities and conditions that traditionally apply to the essential functions of the position identified above.

  • X – activity/condition that is required to do in the performance of his/her job

Physical Activities:

Sitting

X

Crawling

 

Bending

X

Walking

X

Climbing

 

Kneeling

X

Standing

X

Reaching

X

Balancing

 

Inspection by eyesight

X

Hearing

X

Handling

 

Talking

X

Twisting

 

Air Travel

X

Squatting

X

Carrying (<20 lbs.)

X

Pushing (<20 lbs.)

X

Lifting (<20 lbs.)

X

Carrying (<50 lbs.)

X

Pushing (<50 lbs.)

X

Lifting (<50 lbs.)

X

Carrying (>50 lbs.)

 

Pushing (>50 lbs.)

 

Lifting (>50 lbs.)

 

Other

 

Other

 

Description, weight, distance, and frequency of heaviest item(s) carried:

   Mental Activities:

Reading:

X

Writing:

X

Calculating:

X

Comm. Orally:

X

Reasoning:

X

Analyzing:

X

Environmental Conditions:

Confined Areas

 

Exposed to Weather

 

Noise Exposure

X

Vibrations

 

Extreme Temperatures

 

Potential Hazards

X

Fumes/Odors/Dusts

 

Potential Allergens

 

Work Inside

X

Work Outside

 

Other Qualifications / Standards:

 

Note: The Company utilizes the multi-skill concept and expects the employee to perform other job disciplines Nothing in this job specification restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Critical features of this job are described under various headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.  The above statements are strictly intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.

Contact: 

Contact Caroline Vaughn with interest and include resumé.