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  1. 1. This is an up to date list of openings however our firm is continually working on new positions.Feel free to send me an updated resume with your location preferences: keith@photonicsgrp.comSr. Engineer IILocation: TexasApply medical device design principles resulting in a product that meets intended customer-based performance requirements, complies with international guidelines, and is transferable tomanufacturing with high yield and throughput potential.Responsibilities:Creating workable concepts and designs as solutions to current medical needsLeading and performing evaluation of concepts/designs with doctors and other stakeholdersusing design of experiments and finite-element analysisGenerating 3D computer models and facilitating fabrication of prototypesDeveloping fabrication and testing procedures for new and more complex conceptsWriting summary reportsEducation:University degree in Mechanical Engineering MS + 5y - PhD preferredExperience:Demonstrated excellence with Mechanical Design, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and Mechanical Analysis (FEA)Experience working with and designing small, complex medical devices; especially with moldedplastic componentsExperience working with micromachining equipment such as mills and ultra-precision lathesExperience with manufacturing and testing of optic components a plus
  2. 2. Inventor/co-inventor of patented commercialized productsSr. Engineer – Medical DevicesTexasRequirements:Electrical engineering with opticsMolded optics design & fabricationoptical and electronic system design, integration and testnon-destructive testing and characterizationmulti-disciplinary simulation and analysissystem requirements definitionsome project planning/management skillsleadership potentialSupport the integration, testing, and validation of the functional components of advanced opticalmeasurement systems. Coordinate evaluations to ensure that the complete system meets designrequirements, including compliance with design controls and regulatory requirements. Theoptical engineer will perform the technical aspects of the optical design of new test andmeasurement systems from the requirements analysis and feasibility stage, through to completionof the prototype and beta systems, integrating the constituent subsystems into a singleoperational device. The role further requires assisting with the sustainable transfer of theresultant turn-key systems to R&D and Manufacturing customers. Fulfilling the duties of thisposition will require ongoing modeling during the design and development phases, and testing atthe system level during the prototype and beta phases. The incumbent in this position will alsobe responsible for supporting the project pipeline and may be a functional team representative onproject or program teams.Technical Skills: Proven expertise in identifying and implementing creative and novel opticalsolutions for optical systems, preferably including the development of optical test andmeasurement equipment (such as interferometers, and optical imaging and inspection devices)
  3. 3. Sr. Optical EngineerTexasJob description:Develop advanced optical systems for the next generation of optical products to meet highlychallenging customer specifications and federal regulations.Design and develop optical systems for forward lighting and signal lighting utilizing standard lightsources, such as filament bulb and HID, and new light source technologies, such as LEDs,combined with light guide, lens, or reflector optical solutions.Optical design and development for lighting products should be in accordance with the variousphases of a program schedule, i.e. feasibility, design, design verification, certification, productionlaunch.Must have experience in the following areas:Lens design for optimal optical performance given a variety of inputs including luminancedistribution, manufacturability, cost and aesthetics.Performing light level analysis using software tools to determine compliance to customerspecifications and writing corresponding test reports.Operating optical test equipmentThe selected candidate should have practical experience with optical modelling, simulation anddesign using tools such as Light Tools, ZEMAX, or similar modelling tools is required.The selected candidate should have experience with device prototyping and characterization.Other areas of experience that would be a plus: Participation in optical industry technical groups and/or standards committees. Thermal analysis 3-D mechanical design using Pro-E, Solid works, Solid-Edge or other 3-D software Familiarity with industry standards for lighting.
  4. 4. Sr. Opto-mechanical EngineerLocation: FloridaThe Optical Engineer will provide Engineering expertise on the mechanical design, analysis,manufacturing, and assembly of optical systems. The position will also include selection,interaction, and the lead role in working with key external partners. Key responsibilities include:Performing metrology system research and development, managing external partners in designefforts, and Developing Commercialization Requirements for Optical Systems. The successfulcandidate must show initiative and will be a part of an interdisciplinary team involving analysts,designers, and engineers in the development of optical systems for use in a productionenvironment.This position will require a minimum of a BS Degree with 4 years of relevant experience, OR aMS degree with 2 years of relevant experience OR a PhD with relevant areas of study orexperience.Candidates who possess a degree in Physics, Mechanical or Optical Engineering are highlypreferred.Knowledge of optical mounts, bonds, kinematic principles, materials, and understanding of theimpact of environmental influences on optical system performance preferred.A background in design, analysis and the ability to work in a collaborative environment is highlydesired.This position requires the ability to be able to work with interdisciplinary teams and clearlydescribe results in oral presentations and written reports.Experience with ZEMAX or ASAP programs preferred.A working knowledge of optical systems performance metrics is required.Experience in the specification, fabrication, and sourcing of customized optical components ispreferred.Experience in development of compact and lightweight packaging of optical systems ispreferred.Proficient with AutoCAD, Pro Engineer, or SolidWorks.This position will require 10% travel.
  5. 5. Sr. Mechanical Design EngineerLocation: FloridaThe Staff Design Engineer, performs a variety of engineering assignments utilizing a wide rangeof engineering principles including micro-electronics, MEMS, nano-particles, and microfluidics.Works at an advanced technical expertise level involving planning development and design ofequipment/processes.Reviews progress and evaluates results of multiple projects across various disciplines.Coordinates teams of engineers and/or technicians as necessary to achieve project completion.Facilitates and conducts engineering assignments involving projects of major magnitude andscope.Takes a leading position in activities involved with outside engineering vendors from beginningof design process through feasibility and start-up processes.Acts as advocate for continuous improvement of technology and processes.Plans, conducts and directs research, development or engineering assignments.Manages multiple projects across various disciplines.Project management at outside vendors (overseas travel necessary).Performs concept analysis and justification of capital and expense projects for future projectdevelopment of a medium complexity.Prepares equipment, process, safety and materials specifications and conducts technical analysisof vendor proposals.Develops and implements equipment and/or process enhancements that will improve productquality and yield, process sustainability and efficiency, and safety.Education and Experience:An MS in Engineering/Material/Natural/Physical Science or equivalent along with 7 years ofexperience in design, project management and science
  6. 6. PhD in Engineering/Material/Natural/PhysicalScience or equivalent with 5 years of experience indesign, project management and science. A degree in Design Engineering is preferred.Thorough knowledge and complete understanding and application of principles, concepts andpractices of Mechanical Design, preferably in the field of medical devices are required.Product development experience is required.Expertise in SolidWorks or equivalent is required.Experience designing hand held devices is preferred.Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.Travel of up to 10% Domestic and International is required.Senior Optical Project EngineerLocation: MassachusettsLooking for an experienced Optical Engineer to manage light measurement product developmentteam. The ideal candidate will use their experience in photometry and color science to supportspectrometer and lab radiometer customers, drive design and development efforts for OEMcustomers and support ongoing optical measurement instrumentation production.Other responsibilities and experienceDirectly participate in establishing and leading functional projects and may develop andadminister schedules and performance standardsProvide color science, photometry, and illumination optics expertise and supportOptical filter and detector design support for our line of radiometersSolid state lighting/LEDs – measurement and application knowledgeHands-on use of lab equipment (such as spectrometers, integrating spheres, radiometers, etc)Provide optical calibration lab supportWork with external standards groups such as UL, IEC, etc, for product approvalsRequirements:Education – BS in Optics, Physics or related Engineering discipline5-10 years relevant light measurement product experience
  7. 7. Ability to work effectively with an internal cross-functional team along with managing externalresourcesProficiency with Labview software a plusCAD, optics, thermal management and/or SSL lighting experience a plusAdditional Requirements:Excellent oral and written communication skillsDesire to work in a small, fast-paced environment for a company focused on serving customersOpto-Mechanical/Mechanical EngineerLocation: MidwestWorking with R&D personnel to convert a scientific/technical concept to an engineeringconcept. This include to provide conceptual designs to the specified mechanical problems basedon the known solutions, to develop innovative solutions with R&D scientists, and to assess theperformance of the proposed solutions and finalize the concept for the engineering design andprototyping,Working with engineering department to transfer the engineering concept and solution to theproduct design, review, prototype and finalization,Testing and evaluating the designed system against the performance specification, and furtherimproving the design with engineering department until the design meets the specification andfinalized, helping to develop manufacturing processes and procedures for production.The qualified candidate must have a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and OpticalEngineering.Two-years experience in opto-mechanical system related design and analysis,Understanding of opto-mechanical design principles and solid background in opto-mechanicalsystems,Capability in quantitative analysis of mechanical systems using software tools (such as FEA),including stress, deformation, material characteristics and their impacts to the designs,Being able to use CAD software, preferably UniGraphics, to create 3D models for theconceptualization.Principal Scientist - MaterialsSoutheast
  8. 8. Manage a group of scientists and engineers to develop and leverage a key R&D capability in thearea of advanced materials characterization. This group will pursue a fundamental understandingof physical and chemical phenomena underlying the performance of lens products and processes.The group will focus on foundational problems that touch multiple new product initiatives. Overtime, this group will form a center of excellence for scientific root cause determination.Major AccountabilitiesDrive significant technical contributions in the areas of material characteristics andapplication to screen candidate technologies for predicting end user performance.Create and drive research material characterization methods that enable the present and futuresuccess of new product development activitiesCommunicate technical results and progress to the Director of Product Testing and BiologicalInsightsOrganize group resources to align with current and future project needs and to meet agreedresponsibilitiesEstablish external partnerships aligned with key research and product development needsIdentify critical competency / resource gaps and recommend a strategy to close.Ensure the quality of the scientific research performed by the group and external partnersProtect the intellectual property that arises from the research and developmentProvide career development to the scientists and engineers in the groupWell reasoned experimental strategy, aligned with key targets for research programsEffective collaboration with cross functional team membersEffective performance management and development of direct reportsCompliance to all regulatory, quality, and safety requirementsPhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer science, or materials scienceExperience:Minimum of >4 years experience in managing new product development groups for materials.Preferred > 6 years experience managing new product development groups for materialsSignificant method development experience predictive in vivo performance of materials andsurfaces especially in the medical device field.Strong track record of technical achievement as evidenced by publications and patents in
  9. 9. materials and surfaces, especially in a biological matrix.Preferred experience in modelling of material characteristics based on appropriate inputs fromcollaborative partners.Preferred experience managing of direct reports.Excellent written and verbal communication skillsHardware EngineerMassachusettsThe products are embedded systems running on high performance, cost effective DSP deviceswith attached imager sensors. Communications are typically Ethernet, USB or wirelessconnectivity into a large factory control system or PC interface. This will involve work withdesigning, building, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing prototype boards and systems, as wellas proving out designs through the instrumentation and measurement of key properties andperformances of circuits and assemblies.Responsibilities:Fully understands and can quickly learn how a product works using existing documentation andtools.Can write clear specifications and test reports, works well with software developers to optimizespecifications and implementation. Conducts document design reviews.Can perform device research required for component selection, implementing a design that meetsmarketing requirements.Can carry a design through the full product development process including prototyping, systemintegration, verification and qualification for production. Provide complete documentationpackage including qualification reports and ECOs for full production release.Capable of using all design tools to complete tasks – PLM tools, schematic capture, FPGAdesign and simulation, pcb board level including signal integrity.Able to create complex digital logic designs and test benches in an HDL environment withsynthesis to FPGAs.
  10. 10. Drive quality assurance and compliance testing activities such as FCC, CE, UL/CSA etcQualifications:BS in Electrical Engineering, MS preferred3+ years of embedded hardware designExperience with digital circuit designs implemented with embedded DSP devicesProven ability to write hardware specifications, test reports and ECO’sPreferred: FPGA design experience with Verilog/VHDL, simulation and verificationExperience with PCB design for signal integrity, DFM and EMC complianceAbility to work with prototypes: replace chips, add test leads and rework boards. Great hardwaredebug skills, proficient with lab test equipment like oscilloscopes, diagnostic software, designingand running test experimentsRegards,Keith Levenekeith@photonicsgrp.comSee other positions: