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Opto - Mechanical Engineer

3+ months agoSan Francisco, CA

Spectacles are Snap's hand-free camera that take in both photo and video content that is shareable on, and off, Snapchat. With hardware and augmented reality working in tandem, Spectacles make it easy to make memories from your perspective, and relive them later.

Snap Lab is home to Spectacles — a camera inspired by the human eye, powered by your imagination — and a world-class research & development team that is paving the way for the future of the camera. Snap Lab builds creative technology that helps overlay computing on the world around us.

We’re looking for an Optomechanical Engineer to join the Snap Lab team! 

What you’ll do:

  • Design CAD sub-assemblies and interfaces to larger CAD assemblies for optical components

  • Perform rigorous tolerance analyses to ensure mechanical feasibility of the designs

  • Create detailed, tolerance 2D drawings with FAI for optical components based on design for manufacturing considering supplier’s fabrication methods, molding processes, and metrology capabilities

  • Run structural and thermal FEA simulations to evaluate performance and reliability over a variety of conditions

  • Evaluate and select materials capable of achieving high-quality module performance while suitable for mass production

  • Travel to and work with overseas suppliers to manufacture components and assist with failure analysis

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of electromagnetics for motors and position sensing

  • Familiarity with mechanical and thermal properties of glass, plastic, metal, and electrical component materials commonly used in optical modules

  • Knowledge of epoxies and their material properties

  • Strong understanding of GD&T and mechanical metrology

  • Understanding of the basic principles of optics

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, optical engineering, mechatronics engineering, physics, or related field or equivalent years of experience

  • 7+ years of experience designing optical modules (e.g., cameras, displays, depth sensors) for high-volume consumer electronics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with design of moving optical components such as VCMs

  • Experience in opto-mechanical mounting, baffling, and housing with rigorous tolerance analysis

  • Experience building and evaluating structural and thermal FEA models

  • Expertise in plastic injection molding and stamped metal design, manufacturing, process, and metrology

  • Experience with PCB design

For Colorado Based Applicants:
  • The minimum target salary for this position is $130,000
  • This position is eligible for a discretionary performance award
  • This position is eligible to receive ongoing equity grants

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!

Client-provided location(s): San Francisco, CA, USA
Job ID: 38f27f873bf8a39a3bb3df489c46634cc1b406966b10837d0652819e3facbd1e