Principal Engineer II (Optical Design)

• The purpose of this position is to provide technical support on optical design, optical simulation and performance characterization while working with cross-functionally with other teams to create excellent ophthalmic product solutions.
• Serve as Senior Optical Engineer on a presbyopia-correction project within the Surgical Research group.
• Work with internal team members and external consultant(s) to develop optical simulation and characterization capability for a presbyopia-correction ocular implants.
• Provide final optical product specifications with the inputs from the project core team.
• Analyze data from optical laboratory and computer simulation to understand and optimize performance of optical prototypes and provide technical guidance on metrology and fabrication.
• Interacts with external consultant(s) and contractors to develop technology and conduct necessary research.

The Ideal Candidate Will:
• Work under minimum oversight to identify and prioritize work activities as necessary to achieve project goals within set timelines.
• Produce high quality work output capable of meeting project needs. Successfully provide optical design leadership to implantable optical ophthalmic device projects.
• Generate intellectual property valuable to Alcon for new technologies.
• Work efficiently and productively with other team members.
• Adhere to Alcons' guidelines for appropriate workplace behaviors and attitudes
Posting Title
Principal Engineer II (Optical Design)

Minimum requirements
•Bachelor's degree plus 5 years of directly related work experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience (HS+13, Asc. +9, MS/PhD + 2).
• Proficient use of the English language, both oral and written.

•Advanced degree in optics

Job Type
Full Time


Work Location
Fort Worth, TX

Functional Area
Research & Development


Business Unit

Employment Type

Company/Legal Entity
Alcon Research, Ltd.

EEO Statement
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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