Optical Systems Architect

Date:  Jun 23, 2022
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Clara
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  45883


Keysight is seeking an Optical Systems Architect to join the SIS R&D team. You will be responsible for architecture definition and design of state-of-the-art optical interferometers for picometer-scale displacement metrology applications. In this role, you will focus on:

Essential Duties and Responsibilites

  • Own product definition of next-generation optical interferometers
  • Actively participate in early-phase customer interactions with Marketing
  • Provide technical strategy and guidance to Marketing and Applications Engineering to successfully achieve customer design wins
  • Perform an end-to-end optical simulation at the system level using FRED, Zemax, Matlab, and ray-trace modeling tools
  • Understand displacement metrology trends for lithography, electronics die packaging, and calibration markets and propose market opportunities
  • Join and influence Industry Standards and MSA bodies (e.g. SPIE, ASPE, etc.)

Education and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Optical Physics or an Optics related Engineering discipline and 8+ years relevant experience OR a PhD in a directly related field with 5+ years of experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of high-precision optical systems design, analysis, fabrication, and applications
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in laser physics and gaussian beam propagation
  • Good understanding of integrated optical systems involving the integration of light sources, fiber optics, imaging optics, precision mechanics, image processing, and other key sub-systems and technologies
  • Understanding of precision alignment & metrology techniques.
  • Understanding of mitigation techniques for different types of optical system impairments
  • Writing technical reports in both detailed written format and concise pictorial oral presentation format.
  • Working knowledge of optical test and evaluation equipment
  • Direct experience in the specification and testing of optical systems.
  • Experience with one or more optical design software packages such as Zemax
  • Attention to detail. Demonstrate persistence in identifying the cause of unusual results – good problem solver
  • Ability to work independently toward project goals with general guidance
  • Supports company values including ethical conduct and high integrity in all actions
  • Complies with health and safety policies and procedures
  • Complies with the Clean Room Protocol when in a clean room environment



Other Desirable Skills and Abilities

  • Reliability analysis of optical components.
  • Understanding of degradation mechanisms and acceleration factors.
  • Designing, setting up, and conducting optical system lifetime tests.
  • Analyzing test data and conducting statistical analysis
  • Ability to layout mechanical arrangements for optical testing, possibly in CAD.
  • Experience in the specification or design of motion control systems, such as fast-focus modules.
  • General knowledge of operations, including procurement, planning, manufacturing, test engineering, and quality systems.
  • Execution of assigned tasks in a time and cost-efficient manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Job Function




Day Job


Full Time (F)

Travel Required:

< 25%

Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable


Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:


Americas : United States : California : Santa Clara

Job ID : 45883 


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