Optical Engineer

Foster City, CA
Advanced Hardware Engineering – Sensor Engineering
Full-time
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

In this role, Zoox is looking for a candidate with a strong background in optical engineering from design to production. In this role, candidates are expected to:
Be self-driven and work with small teams of multi-disciplined engineers. Take input from functional requirements and derive corresponding specifications for imaging and illumination systems. Design and analyze optical systems using sequential and non-sequential optical software (Zemax, FRED, etc.). Communicate effectively with peers to derive requirements as well as suppliers to convey optical requirements and manufacturing concerns. After receiving components, design the relevant lab tests to verify optical performance.

QUALIFICATIONS

    • B.S./M.S. in Optics
    • 3+ years experience
    • Experience designing or specifying high-volume production optical components and systems
    • Experience integrating and testing optical systems with detectors, such as CMOS, CCD, APD, and Microbolometer arrays
    • Geometric optics
    • Lens design and tolerancing
    • Imaging systems
    • Radiometry
    • Straylight analysis
    • Laser systems
    • Optical component testing (Spectral transmission, etc.)
    • Optical system alignment and testing (EFL, MTF, etc.)
    • Opto-electrical system modeling

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Detector technology (CMOS, APD, Microbolometer, etc.)
    • STOP analysis
ABOUT ZOOX

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

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A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.