Optical Design Engineer

Creative Microsystems

Location: Waitsfield, VT

Type: Full Time

Education: Master's Degree

Experience: 3 - 5 Years

CMC (Creative Microsystems) has an opening for a full-time optical design engineer with experience in rapid development, test and integration, and unconventional problem solving. Demonstrated success with complex designs that were rapidly developed is a plus. This position will assist in the development of advanced optical display and imaging systems. We encourage applicants to include descriptions of personal projects and efforts that demonstrate these capabilities outside of the workplace as well.

CMC is proud of having a diverse team with big capabilities, all while enjoying the incredible Vermont scenery and quality of life. We are always looking for creative and talented individuals, so please contact us if you think are a great fit, we’d love to hear from you.

CMC encourages applicants to include descriptions of personal projects and contributions to open source projects that demonstrate these capabilities outside of the workplace as well.


  • Required Qualifications:

    • Masters or PhD Degree and 4+ years of experience, or,

    • BS with 10+ years of experience

    • Imaging systems, lens design, modeling, lithography, diffractive optics & lasers

    • Experience in: holographic/diffractive optics,

    • Must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States. (We do not sponsor employment visas).

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Microscopy & lasers

    • Extensive LEDs, lasers, imaging systems, involving the entire optical spectrum

    • Proficiency in optical modeling software (ZEMAX)

    • Proficiency in RCWA technique


  • Developing, improving, analyzing, and integrating optical systems at various stages of product development

  • Assisting with, designing, and/or troubleshooting existing optical set ups for micro- and nano-fabrication

  • Assisting with and/or designing optical metrology and characterization set ups in lab and clean room environments

  • Assisting with and/or generating optical simulations and models

  • Providing a range of support within expertise to the entire product development team

  • Developing, reviewing, and providing input to technical documents (Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), System Requirements, Interface Control, System Specifications, User’s Manuals, internal datasheets and references).

    Full COVID-19 vaccination required

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