Product Development Manager – Optical System

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We are currently seeking experienced manager to lead and grow team of scientists and engineers working on advanced optical systems for near-to-eye display applications. This is a full-time position and requires masters level degree in optical engineering, physics, or similar, and experience in development and validation of complex optical systems. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in a dynamic cross-functional team and exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills.


  • Own the end-to-end product development cycle of the product with excellent and timely technical execution.
  • Partner with the Research Manager in moving technologies developed in the lab to incorporate into the product.
  • Build and manage the team to deliver on the roadmap.
  • Build engineering capabilities and processes for the design, development, debugging, and testing of the optical systems.
  • Collaborate across multiple internal teams on definition and execution of product development roadmap, including program managers, system engineers, product managers, and manufacturing.
  • Inspire, lead, coach a team of product development engineers and scientists.
  • 5+ years of experience in optical sciences or engineering in product development.
  • Demonstrated track record in taking product from technology to production.
  • 3+ years of engineering management experience.
  • Experience with optical systems design, custom materials, electronics, testing, characterization, and manufacturing technologies.
  • Knowledge of opto-mechatronics technologies including materials properties, visual optical performance, and electronic controls.
  • Knowledge in designed experiments, data management, and related statistical data analysis methods.
  • Communication, leadership, and team collaboration experience.
  • Experience with New Product Introduction (NPI).
  • MS or PhD in Optical Sciences or Physics or related field with experience in research and development of advanced optics, materials science, or photonic systems.
  • Experience solving technical problems.
  • Experience with physics, mechanical, optical and/or electrical modeling tools.
  • Experience in one or more of the following optical technologies: eye tracking, nano-optics, nano-fabrication, waveguides, liquid crystals, accommodation, freeform optics, lasers, uleds, diffractive optics, mems imaging.

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