Senior Optical Mechanical Engineer

Cogent, a Gemalto Company - Pasadena, CA (30+ days ago)3.9

As a Senior Optical Hardware Development Engineer for the Biometric R&D hardware team located in Pasadena, you will be part of developing next generation biometrics hardware devices, including biometrics capture devices for fingerprint, palm print, facial and iris. You will be joining a collaborative environment focused on innovation and development of disruptive core technologies that secure the digital lives of millions of people.

A week in the life of a Senior Optical Hardware Engineer:

  • You will utilize your technical expertise in optical system design, development, test and manufacturing.
  • You will make technical decisions in finding solutions for developing optical devices and options of components and materials.
  • You will create and implement reflector and refractor designs to meet performance requirements.
  • You will be responsible for the support, testing and troubleshooting for existing product lines.
  • You will provide training and technical guidance for optical component fabrication.
  • You will work efficiently with team members including mechanical, electrical, software, firmware and algorithm engineers to deliver the final product.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • To succeed at this job, you must have: experience with optical system design, development, component testing and/or fabrication and experience with optical design software such as Zemax, ASAP, CODE V, or OSLO.
  • It would be preferred if you have a Master's degree in Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar disciplines, at least 10 years of experience with CMOS optical system design, development, testing and product delivery, at least 10 years of experience with integrated analysis (combining structural and thermal analyses with optical ray tracing as well as stray light and optical performance analyses), experience in mechanical design with Solid works and a wide range of testing activities, experience with LED lighting sources and knowledge of designs using various CMOS image sensors.
  • You must be fluent in English.
  • We would like someone to join our team who is able to work independently but also able to work in multi-disciplinary teams when needed, organized, strong verbal and written communicator, a problem-solver and a project leader with management capabilities.
  • You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • We are looking for someone with 7+ years of experience with optical system design and development.

Application Process

  • Apply now before this career opportunity is filled. We look forward to reading your CV!

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Job Type: Full-time


  • optical system design and development: 7 years


  • Bachelor's


  • Pasadena, CA