Experienced Optical Engineer


Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description
Experienced Optical Engineer
About GoPro
GoPromakes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software, and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.
GoPro is a global movement whose business is driven by shared experiences. We celebrate diversity. We practice inclusion. We foster belonging. We demand equality. And we share the experiences of individuals and communities who also hold these values as core to who they are. From So Paulo to Munich, Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, we are dedicated to building a company that reflects and honors the diverse global communities where we live, work, and play.
The Experienced Optical Engineer will be responsible for designing and managing development of GoPros lenses. The Engineer will specify the details of optical lenses, characterize, design and validate the performance of the lenses, and manage relationships with top-tier optical vendors. In addition, the position will collaborate with camera design team and other cross-functional teams to bring new optical systems to mass production. The ideal candidate will have expertise in lens design and manufacturing, and industry experience in a high-volume lens production environment.
What You Will Do
Own all aspects of lens design, innovation, qualification, release to production, manufacturing bring-up and sustaining support
Define and simulate detailed optical requirements based on future product needs
Analyze lens prescriptions and provide design guidance to vendors to ensure specifications are met (optical performance, stray light analysis, tolerance analysis, manufacturability)
Supervise prototype and production lens testing to validate performance meets GoPros specifications
Develop and manage internal processes and procedures to streamline design efforts, optimize testing and encourage innovation
Manage relationships with lens vendors to ensure performance requirements, schedule and budget are met
Collaborate cross-functionally with product definition, camera design, quality, operations, vendors and contract manufacturers to ensure product excellence and consistency
Create new solutions and develop new technologies in optics to continually innovate and disrupt consumer digital imaging systems
Provide mentorship, technical guidance and project review for optical team members
Skills Were Stoked About
B.S. or M.S. in Engineering or Physics
10+ years of experience in lens, optical system design and production environment
Expertise in Code V or Zemax; Stray light analysis (Fredor LightTools) a plus
Industry experience in lens manufacturing
Expertise and experience in lens design for digital cameras, automotive, security or mobile
Strong knowledge of, and experience in, specifying lens design and performance parameters
Experience in testing and characterizing lens performance
Experience in designing and testing the optical frontends of digital camera systems (i.e., lens-sensor combination)
Experience in international vendor management
Strong communication skills
Knowledge of image sensor and processing systems is preferred
GoPro Highlights
Fully stocked kitchen with snacks galore
Get your very own GoPro (Mounts and accessories included)
Discounted employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) options
Discretionary Time Off
12 weeks paid Parental Leave for new parents
Medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums are 100% paid for employees, 80% paid for dependents
Life insurance and disability benefits
Employee commuter shuttles
LiveHealthy gym reimbursement
Innovative wellness programs and on-site fitness classes
GoPro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.