Optical Research Engineer


Peak Nano Optics is seeking a Research Engineer to work as part of a multidisciplinary polymer, mechanical, and optical engineering team to advance the fabrication and large-scale manufacturing of our proprietary nano-layered gradient index of refraction (LGRIN) optical technology. There is significant optical and scientific expertise in the company, with a strong need for an employee capable of creating simulations, analyses, reports, and optimized solutions for problems arising from developing a new way of fabricating high-performance optics. This employee must have a firm understanding of measurement uncertainty, numerical approximation, and their impacts on the accuracy and relevance of physical models of real systems. The candidate will interact with a group of professionals dedicated to personal responsibility, transparency, steadiness, and a team mentality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and support software for
  • modeling our unique LGRIN technology in our commercial and internal optical design software
  • modeling molded multilayer polymer structures for applications in optical design, and LGRIN structure development
  • Design LGRIN based optical systems for commercial use or development
  • Analyze multi-dimensional measured data ranging from optical system performances (MTF, wavefront, etc.), to various properties of polymers and complex 3D polymer structures.
  • Document and present results to a multi-disciplinary audience ranging from mechanical, and optical engineers, to physicists and mathematicians

Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Physics, Optics, or Applied Mathematics
  • Proficient with MATLAB
  • Moderate to strong mathematical knowledge of advanced calculus, differential equations, numerical analysis, numerical optimization, linear algebra, and analytical geometry
  • Knowledge of the relationship between physical models and what the model is meant to describe
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficient with Power Point, MS Word, and Excel
  • Be able to maintain a professional work ethic while working remotely

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Optics, or Applied Mathematics
  • Have published in any engineering, or science journals
  • Proficient in programming languages such as C/C++, and Python (in addition to MATLAB)
  • Moderate understanding of optical physics
  • Demonstrated ability in developing numerical models from literature in subjects such as optical physics and mathematics
  • Strong interpersonal skills for working with cross-functional teams
  • Familiarity with MATLAB’s Design APP feature for producing GUIs


To be considered for this opportunity, please send your resumé to [email protected].