Employment Opportunity
Job Title: Optical Mechanical Engineer

Job Code: GW-04112214315427
Salary Range: Up to $210K
Job Location: CA--
City: Santa Clara    State: CA


We are seeking an experienced Opto-Mechanical Engineer to join our core R&D team. The 
selected candidate will have opportunities to research new technology, transform concepts 
and strategies into structured projects, and make key technical decisions to drive product 
development and customer success.

Job Description
As an experienced Opto-Mechanical Engineer, you will help define, develop, test, and 
launch solutions for our next generation metrology product family. You will work alongside 
engineers and technicians producing systems which include lasers, polarizing optics, fiber 
optics, precision mechanics, and electronics. You should have experience developing 
precision instruments that include optics, lasers, or similar components. Concurrent with 
the product development, you will specify manufacturing tools and processes.

Define, develop, and prototype new solutions based on system requirements.
Experience with exact constraint design (kinematic principles).
Analyze design performance through 3D CAD and finite element analysis (FEA) simulations.
Characterize solutions for optical stability, repeatability, and reliability through 
experiments and structured test plans.
Develop manufacturing processes for the assembly and alignment of the products you create.
Design tools and fixtures to aid in alignment, fabrication, gluing, and assembly of 
lasers, interferometers, and optical components.
Define, implement, and transfer manufacturing processes to production staff.
Measure laser properties and optical performance to ensure product specifications are met.
Generate and implement Engineering Change Orders (ECO).
Troubleshoot technical opto-mechanical production problems and support product repair 
Work with other R&D engineers to support and participate in New Product Introduction 
Maintain knowledge in your primary area of expertise and understanding of technologies and 
standards required for the development of Keysight products.
Protect IP through disclosures, patent applications, defensive publications, or similar.
Job Qualifications
Skills and Knowledge Qualifications:



Minimum 7 years of experience and a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, 
Physics, or similar technical field.

In depth knowledge of mechanical design principles to create products and tools.

Experience taking a concept from prototype to volume production.

Expertise in one or more of the following technical areas: kinematic design, optics, 
adhesives, vacuum, and precision machining.

Self-starter able to think and act independently to translate general objectives into 
tangible results, with a record of delivering successful designs on schedule.

Proficiency in using ME CAD tools for design and FEA for analysis. (NX and ANSYS 

Excellent communication and ability to work well in team environment with people at all 

Direct design experience with precision opto-mechanical products such as lasers, 
interferometers, fiber optics collimators or optical systems.

Familiarity with optical design principles and ray tracing software. (Zemax, Fred, or 

Experience with semiconductor capital equipment and/or precision motion controls.

Knowledge of and significant prior experience in optics and laser systems is highly 

MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, or similar technical