Optical Development Engineer (Engineer Staff, Optical) – Lumentum Operations LLC – Milpitas, CA

Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in Milpitas, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit



Lumentum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disability.

Key responsibilities:
Design and simulation of optical components (e.g. lenses, diffusers, diffractive/holographic optical elements, lensed fiber, etc) and opto-mechanical systems for beam-conditioning of free-space and fiber-coupled semiconductor lasers

Cost-effective tolerancing of low-cost, manufacturable optical components for high-volume consumer applications

Design, verification testing (DVT) and optical characterization (LIV, WL, far field, beam quality) of high-power semiconductor lasers (edge emitter and VCSEL devices)

Work with electrical/mechanical engineering and assembly/packaging staff on design, development and packaging of photonic optical systems

Review manufacturing processes/methods with suppliers to optimize for cost and robust performance

Document and present design, modeling and/or characterization results

5+ years hands-on experience or equivalent skill level in optical component/system design for photonic and/or fiber-coupled systems

Proficiency with at least one of the following optical design packages: Zemax, Code V, LightTool, FRED or ASAP

Strong foundation in physics (e.g. lasers), optical sciences (e.g. coherence, speckle, diffraction, imaging) and/or electrical engineering (e.g. electricity & magnetism,

Hands-on experience with lasers, LEDs, lenses, multilayer coatings, diffusers, diffractive optical elements, illumination and imaging optics

Understanding of manufacturing methods for low-cost, manufacturable optical components for high-volume consumer applications

Strong analytic and data analysis/mining skills via Excel, Minitab and/or JMP

Familiarity in LabVIEW and / or Python is desirable

Communicates/contributes effectively in cross-functional teams

MS degree or above preferred in optical, electrical, semiconductor or physical engineering

US citizenship or permanent residency allows greater program flexibility

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Milpitas-HQ, CA USA

400 N McCarthy Blvd





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Mar 17, 2017, 1:13:22 PM

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