Senior Optical Engineer

Last updated 2 minutes ago
Location:Austin, Texas
Job Type:Full Time

Poly is looking to add a talented senior optical engineer to help drive camera and imaging development of Poly’s collaboration products. As a key member of the video collaboration BU engineering organization, you will be responsible for the optical design and development of camera modules for video products. The successful candidate must have a proven track-record as an individual contributor in design of camera or related imaging optical systems. Knowledge of multi-element lens design optimization for mass production is required.

What you’ll do:

  • Evaluate lens designs, specifications and test data provided by lens manufacturers.
  • Prepare trade tables for design options, work with camera engineers to ensure that designs meet product requirements, and make recommendations that balance performance, cost and development time
  • When needed, work with lens manufacturers and colleagues to design custom lenses and associated optical elements.
  • Working closely with our image quality test lab, process and analyze image quality data to evaluate performance vs. product requirements, service provider specifications, and competitive benchmarks. Prepare reports of assessment and drive optical design decisions.
  • Work closely with colleagues on the camera engineering team to improve camera design, complete root-cause analysis of image quality issues, and drive new product development.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

We’d love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • You have a BS/MS/PhD in Optical Engineering, Optics, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related engineering field
  • You have a minimum of 6 years of experience, including at least 4 years of experience in the design or development of imaging optical systems. Strong preference given to candidates with camera hardware development experience.
  • You have experience in lens design and refractive optics
  • Experience with Zemax OpticStudio, Code V, or similar optical design tools is required.
  • Knowledge of optical metrology (interferometers, autocollimators) is required. Experience with lens-specific metrology equipment (ImageMaster HR, LensCheck, OptiSpheric) is preferred.
  • Familiarity with CMOS sensors, ISPs and related camera hardware is strongly preferred.
  • Many of the external partners are located in Asia, so work schedule flexibility is needed to participate in evening meetings on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver on tight schedules is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills are required
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team is important for this role.
  • Must be highly self-motivated with impeccable teamwork credentials

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