Senior Optical Systems Engineer

Senior Optical Systems Engineer

US citizenship or permanent residency visa required.   

Optikos is seeking a talented, enthusiastic, product development engineer with a solid optics background to join our product development group and participate in developing the next generation of lens and camera test equipment. If you consider yourself to be an optical systems person because you have a diverse set of skills (optics, mechanics, electronics, firmware, software…) and are looking to join a team in which multidisciplinary folks like yourself are valued and constantly challenged then you may want to give this opportunity a second look! We work in a cooperative environment that celebrates technical excellence and rewards hard work and innovation. This is a stimulating workplace. On our engineering team, job titles are never restrictive. If you have a particular skill or specialization then we will find a way use it!

The position is in the Products Group of Optikos where you will work on developing new products to add to our industry leading product lines of lens and camera test equipment. Your time will be divided between design activities and building and testing prototypes. Experience and a positive track record in instrumentation development, optical system design, and product realization are preferred, but candidates with experience of simply working on multidisciplinary product development teams will be considered.  

About Optikos Corporation:

For the last 40 years, Optikos® has provided innovative applications of optical technology, both products and services, to commercial, government, and consumer products organizations worldwide. The Optikos engineering team is the largest independent optical engineering group in the world, managing all aspects of instrument design, including optics, mechanics, electronics and software systems, in addition to our in-house IQ Lab™ Services to benchmark and assess the performance of customer lens or camera systems. We develop innovative products in the life sciences, aerospace and defense, industrial, and consumer markets, and our experience with a wide variety of applications has enabled our staff to generate creative solutions to some of the most challenging optical problems. Our team continues to improve existing metrology product lines and develop new products that Optikos manufactures and installs around the globe. Our headquarters is centrally located right outside the Boston medical and tech hub in Wakefield, Massachusetts.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Optics Engineering (preferred) or Physics
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in instrumentation development
  • Excellent hands-on laboratory skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – you will be working with clients!
  • Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident.  

If you are an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual looking for a challenge and the opportunity to continue to develop professionally, please apply

This in-office position is located in Wakefield, Massachusetts facility. We offer competitive compensation packages along with a challenging and stimulating environment. US citizenship or permanent residency visa required.    

Optikos is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.