Senior Optical Engineer | Airy Optics, Inc.

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Position Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Job Description: 

Airy Optics’ is a leader in high performance lens and thin film design and polarization analysis for consumer electronics, automotive, and defense markets. Airy Optics, Inc. has two primary businesses: (1) Optical Engineering Services, and (2) Polaris-M Optical and Polarization Design Software. Airy Optics, Inc. is a dynamic startup with innovative software servicing leading edge Research and Development teams meetingthe needs of our global customers. Airy Optics, Inc. has a five year history of applying technical innovations to our customer’s most pressing business issues, from consumer products like AR/VR headsets to defense systems such as earth observingsatellites.

Job Description: Senior Optical Scientist/Engineer

Airy Optics, Inc. is seeking a motivated and creative Senior Optical Scientist/Engineer to lead the Engineering Services Group. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of geometrical optics,aberrations, and electromagnetic theory, and have experience designing and building custom optical components and systems.

The roles of the Senior Optical Scientist/Engineer will include:

  • Demonstrated ability to design novel optical components andsystems.
  • Develop a deep technical understanding of customer technical requirements; then collaboratewith customers to develop optical components and systems that are practical andcost-effective.
  • Responsibility for group technical workoutput.
  • Knowledgeable with state-of-the-art in optical designsoftware.

Program Management

  • Leader of multi-disciplinary teams for optical component and system developmentprojects.
  • Plan projects and develop schedules and budgets for engineeringservices.
  • Coordinate resources to ensure completion of projects to schedule andbudget.
  • Regularly communicate progress with internal teams and externalcustomers.
  • Ensure projects are designed, tested, and validated to customer’s statements ofwork.

Job Requirements, Qualifications

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Optics, Physics, AppliedPhysics.
  • 8+ years of experience in OpticalEngineering.
  • Experience modeling and optimizing optical systems using software such as Zemax,CodeV.
  • Experience with mathematical software includingMathematica.
  • Ability to workindependently.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and organizationalskills.
  • Understanding of linear algebra, Fourier analysis, and numericalanalysis.
  • Strongly motivated andinquisitive.
  • Excellent written & verbal communicationskills.
  • Proficient with MS Office tools –Excel/Office.
  • This position may require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR definesa

U.S. Person as a U.S. Citizen or National, U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, Refugee, or Temporary Resident granted amnesty.

Airy Optics, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.


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