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3 Sep 2020

Full-Time Experienced Optical Engineer

GoPro – Posted by GoPro San Mateo, California, United States

Job Description

Experienced Optical Engineer

About GoPro

GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software, and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.

GoPro is a global movement whose business is driven by shared experiences. We celebrate diversity. We practice inclusion. We foster belonging. We demand equality. And we share the experiences of individuals and communities who also hold these values as core to who they are. From São Paulo to Munich, Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, we are dedicated to building a company that reflects and honors the diverse global communities where we live, work, and play.


The Experienced Optical Engineer will be responsible for designing and managing development of GoPro’s lenses. The Engineer will specify the details of optical lenses, characterize, design and validate the performance of the lenses, and manage relationships with top-tier optical vendors. In addition, the position will collaborate with camera design team and other cross-functional teams to bring new optical systems to mass production. The ideal candidate will have expertise in lens design and manufacturing, and industry experience in a high-volume lens production environment.

What You Will Do

  • Own all aspects of lens design, innovation, qualification, release to production, manufacturing bring-up and sustaining support
  • Define and simulate detailed optical requirements based on future product needs
  • Analyze lens prescriptions and provide design guidance to vendors to ensure specifications are met (optical performance, stray light analysis, tolerance analysis, manufacturability)
  • Supervise prototype and production lens testing to validate performance meets GoPro’s specifications
  • Develop and manage internal processes and procedures to streamline design efforts, optimize testing and encourage innovation
  • Manage relationships with lens vendors to ensure performance requirements, schedule and budget are met
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with product definition, camera design, quality, operations, vendors and contract manufacturers to ensure product excellence and consistency
  • Create new solutions and develop new technologies in optics to continually innovate and disrupt consumer digital imaging systems
  • Provide mentorship, technical guidance and project review for optical team members

Skills We’re Stoked About

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering or Physics
  • 10+ years of experience in lens, optical system design and production environment
  • Expertise in Code V or Zemax; Stray light analysis (Fred or LightTools) a plus
  • Industry experience in lens manufacturing
  • Expertise and experience in lens design for digital cameras, automotive, security or mobile
  • Strong knowledge of, and experience in, specifying lens design and performance parameters
  • Experience in testing and characterizing lens performance
  • Experience in designing and testing the optical frontends of digital camera systems (i.e., lens-sensor combination)
  • Experience in international vendor management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of image sensor and processing systems is preferred

GoPro Highlights

  • Fully stocked kitchen with snacks galore
  • Get your very own GoPro (Mounts and accessories included)
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) options
  • Discretionary Time Off
  • 12 weeks paid Parental Leave for new parents
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance – premiums are 100% paid for employees, 80% paid for dependents
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Employee commuter shuttles
  • LiveHealthy gym reimbursement
  • Innovative wellness programs and on-site fitness classes

GoPro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 23 days.

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