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Senior Optical Design Engineer

Garmin International
Portland, OR 97201
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We are currently looking for aSenior Optical Design Engineer to join our team in Portland, Oregon that will design and develop complex optics or optical systems. This role is not a remote position. It requires 3 days in office, with the flexibility of 2 days working from home.


Essential Functions

  • Perform image analysis, tolerancing, non-sequential analysis and optimizations of complex optical designs

  • Contributes to advanced technical research on new technologies

  • Align and test complex optical systems and document the test results

  • Plan and develop experimental test programs to verify compliance to all applicable regulations and quality guidelines

  • Analyze test data and reports to determine if the proposed design meets functional and performance specifications

  • Capable of mentoring Engineer(s) 1 and 2

  • Direct and coordinate manufacture of optical prototypes

  • Able to provide review comments on many optical design aspects and other engineering areas

  • Make estimates on moderately complex optical designs including: tooling, part cost, and design time

  • Knowledgeable of Industry and Garmin product qualification tests (environmental and others)

  • Work with Electrical Engineering to consider variations in electro-optical components

  • Work with Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design to create the best optical solution accounting for manufacturable tolerances and dimensional space constraints


Bachelor of Science Degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Physics ANDaminimum of 5 yearsof relevant experienceORan equivalent combination of education and experience. Other requirements include:

  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)

  • Demonstrated ability to develop complex optical designs and simulations that utilize refractive and diffractive elements

  • Thorough knowledge of optical materials for visible and IR systems and optical manufacturing processes

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to drive process vendors to evaluate complex optical designs and understand the risk

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veterans status, age or disability.

Posted: 2022-07-15 Expires: 2022-08-13
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