Opto - Mechanical Engineer

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Redmond, WA

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 176 days ago

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As an Opto-Mechanical Engineer at Oculus Research, you will develop state of the art prototype structures, mechanisms, and solutions for next generation near to eye display (NED) and Imaging Systems to create transformative experiences. You will be part of a team exploring new concepts through fast iterative prototyping. The teams will quickly adapt depending on the problem and potentially include electrical, mechanical, optical, firmware, software, and research experts. We want people who work well in teams, can brainstorm big ideas, work in new technology areas, able to drive a concept into a prototype, and can envision how a prototype could transition into a high-volume consumer product.
Starting with a broad mechanical engineering background, you are willing to become an expert in new areas and quickly build new prototypes using novel materials, opto-mechanical design, or by integrating structures in new ways. We're looking for a hands-on builder of opto-mechanical systems that can deal with sub-micron tolerances.


  • Lead Mechanical Engineering efforts in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Be able to brainstorm new architectures and converge on feasible Opto-Mechanical designs.
  • Build, test, and refine prototypes and/or high precision test fixtures.
  • Provide Opto-Mechanical guidance to greater team of researchers and hardware engineers.
  • Push state of the art technologies and approaches to solving complex mechanical problems.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of opto-mechanical engineering experience in consumer electronics area.
  • Experience in 3D modeling.
  • Experience in testing and analysis.
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing techniques (Machining, 3D printing, injection molding etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Design and prototyping of head mounted optics systems.
  • Experience setting up optical bench-top assemblies including linear and angular adjustments.
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) knowledge and practical application for precision optics or other components.
  • Exposure or direct experience with mechanical and optics metrology devices such as CMM, OMM, interferometry.
  • Knowledge of optics component mounting, interfaces, and adhesive bonding.
  • Familiar with optics manufacturing techniques (glass lens, plastic lens, coatings).
  • General knowledge of servo and electro-mechanical systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of materials and structural modeling/optimization.
  • Passive athermalization experience.
  • 'Hermetic' sealed packaging experience.
  • Mass production of systems requiring active optical alignment.
  • Expertise in 3D modeling using SolidWorks or NX.
  • Testing and analysis capability with FEA, Simulation, and Zemax/Ray Tracing skills.