Optical Engineer

Sept. 2, 2022

Position Location: 

 Orlando, FL

Job Description: 

About the Opportunity

 Join world-class experts in finding answers to our customers' most challenging questions as an optical engineer.  Ocean Insight makes world-class spectroscopic systems that are involved in solving some of the world's biggest problems.  In this role, you will work with the Ocean Insight Core Product engineering team, helping make the next-generation spectroscopic systems for Ocean Insight.  The role is based in our Orlando, Florida headquarters. 

As an Optical Engineer, you will:

  • Work with a team of driven, supportive, and highly skilled professionals in the development of Ocean Insight’s next-generation optical architectures for spectroscopic systems
  • Have the opportunity to perform optical design trade studies, optical material and coating selection and design, and develop an optical prescription for Ocean Insight’s current and future portfolio of spectroscopic systems.
  • Collaborate with optomechanical and CAD designers to define tooling, optical mounting, and manufacturing requirements
  • Design complex multi-element lenses, gratings, and mirror systems using design software such as Zemax, Code V, or similar
  • Generate feasibility and trade studies supporting a continuous effort to optimize cost and performance
  • Provide analysis to support optical requirements flow-down and tolerance and environmental effects on optical wave-front and MTF performance.
  • An opportunity to attend industry conferences and to keep up-to-date on related industry best practices and technological advancements.
  • Be given the opportunity for continuous learning and career growth.


About the Ideal Candidate

 Our ideal candidate brings should possess the following qualities and experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience or master’s degree with 1-2 years of experience, or PhD. in Optics, Optical Engineering, or related Engineering discipline
  • Commensurate experience with ray-tracing programs such as Zemax (preferred), Code V, or FRED.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of optical design, development, and test design.
  • Stray light analysis and mitigation technique experience preferred
  • Strong affinity for tolerancing and refining models based on real-world results
  • Hands-on lab experience building and design verification
  • Knowledge and use of optical test equipment such as power meters, interferometers, and profilometers
  • Experience with semiconductor imaging systems a strong plus
  • Understanding of optical inspection equipment and techniques.
  • Familiarity with Python, MetroPro, and OptiChar.
  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment, Optikos LensCheck, Zygo Verifire Laser Interferometer & NewView White Light Interferometer, and Konica Minolta Spectrophotometer.
  • Excellent skills in planning and communications, strong analytical capabilities, and attention to detail
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, innovation, and the ability to motivate and inspire cross-group/functional teams
  • Laboratory experience with optical systems and components, including an understanding of measurement techniques, devices, and expected outcomes.
  • A good communicator and self-starter, capable of solving problems without constant oversite

About the Perks

Ocean Insight offers a comprehensive executive compensation package and a suite of health and wellness benefits.   Also, as a member of the Halma Group of companies (www.halma.com), our employees enjoy excellent career development, networking, and advancement opportunities worldwide.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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