Optical Engineer | MetroLaser, Inc

Date Posted: 
Monday, May 2, 2022
Position Location: 
Laguna Hills, CA
Job Description: 

MetroLaser, Inc. is a leading R & D company world-wide recognized for its laser-based measurement and diagnostic technologies for industrial, military, and space applications. Since its inception in 1988, MetroLaser has been at the forefront of state-of-the-art research and development as well as the commercialization of optical diagnostics systems to measure flow velocity, temperature, chemical composition, surface temperature, non-destructive inspection of components, etc. The core business of MetroLaser is in the defense sector, NASA and DOE and as a commercial provider of flow and combustion diagnostics.

We have an exciting opening for an Optical Engineer at our office in Laguna Hills, CA. The new appointee will support the scientific staff in implementation, investigation and analysis of laboratory-based experiments and various engineering problems. The successful candidate is expected to work under moderate supervision while using technical skills and judgment to solve problems encountered during the course of the experimental/analytical investigation. The appointee is expected to prioritize time to stay on schedule, be proactive in documenting the results and findings, and in communicating them to the scientific staff. He/she is expected to work as a part of a team and may also lead efforts with other engineers and technicians.

Job Responsibilities
• Design, analysis and construction of optical systems for measurements, right from inception to prototyping
• Develop timelines and resources to implement solutions for the project execution
• Layout of breadboard for experimental work and instrument development
• Document findings/results and analyses for reporting
• Interface with other technical stuff to jointly investigate and solve engineering problems
• Prepare technical presentations for internal use, conferences and customers

• MS/Ph.D. in optical sciences/engineering or equivalent, with 2 or more years of work experience after the PhD degree or 4 or more years of experience after the MS degree.
• Thorough understanding of optics, lens design, optical systems design
• Working knowledge of Schlieren, interferometry, holography for instrument development is a major plus
• Experience with lasers and optical detectors
• Experience with Zemax or a similar optical design software
• Experience in image processing and software coding using C/C++/Python/MATLAB
• Experience with LabVIEW and SOLIDWORKS programming
• Knowledge of machine learning and data science would be a plus
• Highly-motivated and a self-starter with ability to quickly absorb new concepts and subsequent application within prescribed timelines and resources
• Strong communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to work in a team towards a larger company objective

MetroLaser, Inc. offers highly competitive compensation and fringe benefit package that includes retirement plan, matching contributions; health, dental and vision benefits; generous paid time-offs; sick leaves and a highly intellectual, work environment.

MetroLaser is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must be US citizens or US permanent residents as required by Department of Defense contracts


Please email your application package (cover letter and resume) to jobs@metrolaserinc.com.