Optics Design Engineer | Amazon Lab126

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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Position Location: 
San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Sunnyvale, CA
Job Description: 

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

The Role:
As an Optics Design Engineer, you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products. You will work closely with an internal interdisciplinary team and outside partners to drive key aspects of product definition, execution, and test. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment. In this role, you will:

  • Work with a component engineering team and product engineering team to provide rapid prototyping and characterization of optics or imaging systems
  • Provide support for modelling and design for prototyping and manufacturing of Illumination and Lens components
  • Use software tools (LightTools, Zemax etc.) to model system optical characteristics
  • Work with cross-functional team to draft component specifications, design reviews, work with vendors to manufacture parts and validate results by specifying test parameters and methodologies
  • Communicate and manage overseas component manufacturing vendors


  • Bachelor's degree in Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in the consumer electronics as an optical engineer working on display, camera or diffractive optics system integration
  • 5+ years of experience in optical simulation, metrology, testing to verify component, assembly and system level performance
  • Experienced in at least one of the following modelling software packages: LightTools, Zemax, FRED, TracePro, SPEOS
  • Hands-on experience with optical component characterization and product integration


  • Master's or Doctoral degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics
  • Experience in MATLAB programming
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following CAD packages: Creo or Solidworks
  • Experience with design and development of optical systems requiring a combination of illumination, imaging, stray light mitigation, radiometry/photometry, holographic/diffractive optics, or nano-optics
  • Experience working with international, cross-functional teams
  • Experience in mass production of optical devices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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