Optical Systems Engineer

December 14, 2021

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Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    December 14, 2021
  • Expiration date
  • Experience
    4+ Year
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Job Description

Onto Innovation  Bend, OR 

Job Summary & Responsibilities

This role is primarily responsible for developing new optical metrology systems and measurement capabilities. Projects typically include working closely with a small group of engineers of a range of disciplines – electrical, mechanical, optical, software, and applications. The optical systems engineer plays a critical role in this team, performing the hands-on alignment of the optical system and providing feedback on any modifications needed to the optical design or mechanical fixturing. This role also is expected to have a forward-looking view to novel metrology system design for next generation systems.

A successful candidate is expected to:

  • develop and construct prototype metrology systems to budget on schedule
  • document technology gaps and provide recommendations to management
  • critically analyze current optical systems and highlight improvements
  • deliver hardware specifications for new high volume capable products
  • work effectively as part of a multifunctional development team
  • troubleshoot, develop plans of action, and execute in a timely manner
  • make both internal and external technical presentations on work product
  • generate company IP for novel metrology systems designs


Candidate for this position must have met minimum requirements to successfully meet expectations for the position:

Ph.D. in Engineering or Sciences with a focus on optical physics
• 2-3 years of experience in optical process or hardware development
• 3-5 years of experience in infrared systems, analysis, and applications development including use of mid-infrared source and detector hardware
• Additional experience with photoluminescence , fluorescence, and/or Raman microscopy preferred
• Prior experience with semiconductor capital equipment including working knowledge of optical processing, metrology and/or inspection products

Candidate shall have demonstrated key successes in one or more of the following areas:

 working on prototype systems in a hands-on laboratory setting
• new product development and support in the semiconductor space