Optical Design Engineer I/II

Creative Microsystems

Location: Waitsfield, VT

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 1 - 2 Years

Customized Reality: 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.

Creative Micro 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.


Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Optical Science and/or engineering or related field

  • Experience in/knowledge of geometrical optics, physical optics, optical system/opto-mechanical design, optical alignment on optical bench

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS, internship experience, combined experience

  • Experience in: holographic/diffractive optics, imaging systems, lens design, modeling, lithography, diffractive optics & lasers

  • Comfort with in optical modeling software (ZEMAX)

  • Programming experience in Matlab, Python, C++


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

  • Assisting with, designing, and/or troubleshooting existing interferometer set ups

  • 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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