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Optical Design Engineer - Optical Solutions

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Molex possesses a rich heritage in the optical industry. We provide the highest performing and field-proven wavelength management solutions from components, modules to integrated line-cards. Our team is dedicated to continuous innovation in passive component function integration, miniaturization, and manufacturing automation. We provide cutting edge Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) and amplifier technology with a comprehensive optical, mechanical, electrical and software integration capabilities enable us to serve the needs of high-density, high-bandwidth, and flexible optical networks.

In Bridgewater, we serve large, global clients in telecom and datacom industries in providing next generation optical modules to support the growing need for data and communications. We are developing optical alignment techniques and opto-mechanical assemblies for Wavelength Selective Switches (WSS).

We are looking for a Senior Optical Engineer with a strong technical background in free-space optics to take the lead on design and analysis of WSS modules through optical simulations and hands-on experimental work. This engineer will be working within the Optical Module Group. and our global engineering team in China. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Responsible for leading new designs of optical modules (wavelengh selective switches) through optical simulation, theoretical analysis, and prototyping support
  • Perform bench top optics setup and alignment for laser and fiber optical system to confirm simulation results
  • Define requirements and specifications for optical elements and components
  • Perform ZEMAX Physical Optics Propagation (POP) modeling and optimization for Laser Gaussian beam and coupling
  • Perform optical tolerance and sensitivity analysis and communicate results in a distilled clear form
  • Work closely with advanced development team on New Products Introduction (NPI) to understand optical performance requirements and design trade-spaces
  • Work closely with systems and process engineers to assess and improve optical alignment and bonding processes
  • Work closely with the mechanical team in defining opto-mechanical mounting and thermal analysis
  • Develop NPI optical modules, identify root cause of failure modes, and support the optical engineering team to drive corrective actions
  • Communicate effectively with other teams on project updates

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Master’s Degree in an Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Physics
  • Proficiency in optical simulations software Zemax
  • Hands-on laboratory experience in optical systems alignment and prototyping
  • Experience with optical performance characterizations (i.e. Ripple, PDL, bandwidth, insertion loss)
  • Opto-mechanical design and analysis experience

What Will Put You Ahead

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Optics or Physics 
  • Experience in telecommunication or datacom industry and products
  • Familiarity with glass / cylindrical lens/ prisms production process and drawings
  • Experience with Solidworks or other mechanical modeling software

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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