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Sr Optical Design Engineer

AurStaff Lincoln, NE
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Job Description

Sr. Optical Design Engineer needed to join the Optical Group of the Engineering Department. 
This Sr Optical Design Engineer will join a multi-disciplined, dynamic, concurrent development team of other highly talented engineers, scientists, and technicians to create, design, specify, build, test, and support optical instrumentation systems and subsystems from the component to the instrument level.  This Sr Optical Design Engineer will participate in product requirements definition and optical system architecture development, and will perform optical design and development, testing, verification and production support. 
 
This position may require travel to support field testing, trade show activities, and customer visits. 
 
Sr Optical Design Engineer Duties include:
• Develop new optical technologies and capabilities for use in Environmental instrumentation products, especially related to systems employing gas-phase spectroscopy methods and techniques utilizing lasers, external cavities and wide-band optical sources. 
• This position will be an optical team leader in the design, specification, development and testing of optical components, subsystems and systems, for the development and support of instrumentation for the entire Environmental product line, including laser based and NDIR gas analyzers, light sources, light sensors, and leaf area meters.
• Contribute to the optical architecture development.
• Be responsible for various aspects of the design, development, specification, assembly, alignment, testing and documentation of instrumentation systems, sub-systems, and optical components.  
• Design, build, and validate procedures for evaluating the performance of optical components, subsystems and systems.
• Interact with both internal and external manufacturers to support new product development and current product manufacturing.
• Design, develop, build and validate efficient optical alignment and performance testing procedures and fixtures for engineering and manufacturing.
• Demonstrated ability to make sound engineering decisions.
 
Sr Optical Design Engineer Education Required:
B.S. or M.S. in Optical Engineering or Optical Sciences.
 
Sr Optical Design Engineer Experience Required:
• Minimum seven (7) years of experience in the design, development and manufacturing of commercial laser based instrumentation systems.  Demonstrated knowledge and experience with laser diode based systems incorporating external cavities is highly preferred. 
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in production-centric laser alignment techniques. 
• Sustained record of independent creative design activity and expertise with optical systems and subsystems.   
• Sustained record of product development and problem solving experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge and creative abilities in the design and specification of optical systems and subsystems from the component level to the system level.
• Demonstrated skills using optical modeling software tools such as OSLO and TracePro.
• Demonstrated ability to mentor and train others to accomplish technical goals.
• Demonstrated knowledge of LabVIEW software is highly desired.
• Demonstrated skills using optical modeling software tools such as OSLO and TracePro.
• Demonstrated hands-on experience aligning laser based optical systems.
 
If you are looking to join a dynamic team with other highly talented engineers, scientists, and technicians, this Sr Optical Design Engineer position is for you!  Apply below or call 402-895-4422 today to set up an interview!

Job Details

Date Posted May 22, 2018
Date Closes July 21, 2018
Requisition 17-696165
Located In Lincoln, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 17-2081.00 Environmental Engineers
Zipcode 68504
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