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Senior Optical Engineer

Redmond, WA 98052

Posted: 01/30/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Microsoft, VMS Job Number: 28307

Job Description

Position Title: Senior Optical Engineer

Position Description: Protingent has an exciting contract opportunity for a Senior Optical Engineer located in Redmond, WA.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Define and execute all prototype, manufacturing, and testing issues and other tasks necessary to complete and ship a world class product.
  • Use knowledge of user needs to influence product direction and contributes significantly to product specification.
  • Work with project managers and developers to help define the spec of the project as it relates to product test cycle.
  • Provide leadership to others as needed on projects.

Job Qualifications:
  • 5+ years work-related experience and understanding of optics required
  • 5+ years of experience in procurement, characterization, and alignment of optical components is required
  • Experience with lab equipment such as mechanical fixtures, function generators, oscilloscopes, and I/O interfaces for automation a must
  • 5+ years of experience with optical simulations and/or coding for optical algorithms, station development (e.g. Python), and data analysis (e.g. JMP) required
  • Consistent demonstration of superior testing or management techniques required
  • Knowledge of optical simulations and one or more programming or scripting languages required
  • Advanced knowledge of both manual and automated testing principals
  • Ability to solve difficult problems
  • Must have demonstrated superior testing and project management skills through production of world class products
  • Demonstrated high level of accountability and personal responsibility leading to the success of projects required
  • General optics knowledge
  • optical simulation experience (e.g. Zemax, Code V, LightTools, FRED)
  • A mix of hardware and software knowledge (Python, measure & test, station development & calibration, data acquisition), alignment of optics, and data analysis

Job Details:
  • Job Type - Contract 
  • Location:  Onsite/Hybrid
  • Pay Range: $70-87/hr. DOE
  • An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a background check, and applicants who do not successfully pass a background check will not be considered for employment.


Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salaries, insurance plan options (HDHP plan or POS plan), education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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Kalyan Krishna

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