Qualcomm Lead - Optical Design Engineer in San Diego, California

Job Description:

Job Id E1956694

Job Title Lead - Optical Design Engineer

Post Date 06/30/2017

Company-Division Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

CDMA Technology at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct

Job Area Engineering - Systems

Location California - San Diego

Job Overview This is a hands-on optical design and advanced technical leadership role, and will require hands-on application of Optical design software (e.g. Zemax or Code) as well as working closely with multidisciplinary teams in a dynamic work environment participating in concept development, design, manufacture, integration and testing of advanced optical devices.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a good balance between the hands-on optical design (using Zemax or Code V), practical application of optical design fundamentals and imaging system theory, plus excellent hands-on skill integrating and testing optical components and systems in a laboratory environment.

Responsibilities include preparation of cost estimates and schedules for proposed activities are additional duties. Analytical skills should be complimented by an ability to lead optical system design, integration and test activities. Outstanding communication skills are required to convey technical ideas to both the customers, contractors and to company internal teams. Support of proposal writing for optical and electro-optical system elements will also be required.

Extensive knowledge of electro-optics engineering with specific capabilities in areas such as optical design, imaging system development, or optical metrology. Direct experience in system level design requiring an understanding of mechanics and electronics including system specification flow-down is strongly preferred. Experience in the management of a team of engineers and technicians on a project or supervisory basis. Experience in the management of significant programs and projects to specified schedule and budget goals is preferred. Knowledge of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes for one or more areas of technical expertise, and possess creativity and originality sufficient to contribute new inventions, designs or techniques which are of material significance in the solution of important problems.

Minimum Qualifications 10+ years of industry experience in one or more of the following :

  • Optical design and development with relevant experience in lens and camera development.

  • Experince in taking a high volume optical product from concept to high volume production

  • Experience using a sequential ray-tracing program for design, analysis, optimization and tolerance (Zemax, Code V, Oslo)

  • Track the trend of technology development and familiar with industrial sources.

  • Show examples of optical and fabricated designs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with mechanical software packages such as Creo and Solidworks is desired

  • Working knowledge and experience with color science and colorimetry is a plus

  • Lens design experience including tolerancing and direct involvement with the manufacture, assembly, and troubleshooting of systems. Optical design of: NIR/visible optics, Catadioptric, zoom lenses, afocals, microscopes, multiple discrete FOV lenses, laser optics, relay lenses, visual systems, multi/hyperspectral optics.

  • Familiar with the application and use of metrology equipment including: interferometers, spectrometers, image analysis (MTF), radiometers, blackbodies.

  • Optical and Electro-optical System performance modeling including imaging and radiometric/photometric properties.

Education Requirements Required: Master's, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering and/or Mechanical Engineering

Preferred: Doctorate, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering and/or Mechanical Engineering

EEO employer: including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability & veterans status.