Senior Mechanical Engineer
Job Type

Optikos is seeking a talented and creative senior mechanical engineer to join our growing business of optical system development. You will join a diverse engineering staff and develop new and cutting-edge products for our customers and for the Optikos product line. 

Our small company atmosphere (80+ employees) is ideal for those engineers who enjoy the full gamut of product development, from conceptualization, modeling and simulation, to prototyping and laboratory testing. You will build the products you design and see them manufactured for use in consumer, industrial, medical, and aerospace applications. Optikos specializes in taking on interesting and challenging projects and we are eager to add talent to our exceptional team!

A successful candidate has a solid foundation of mechanical knowledge and a proven track record of successful precision designs. You must be creative and inquisitive, a quick study, receptive to feedback, and willing to learn on-the-job. Excellent communication skills are mandatory, technical writing samples are encouraged.

  • Highly motivated individual with a proven track record (7+ years) of innovative work designing precision mechanisms and/or opto-mechanical assemblies
  • Opto-mechanical experience preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering; graduate degree is preferred but not required
  • Expert in the use of SolidWorks or similar CAD software
  • Experience with FEA, primarily static, modal, and thermal
  • Enjoys hands-on work in the lab. It is routine to build and test your own designs.
  • Eager to tackle the most challenging mechanical design problems in the company
  • An emerging leader – experience as a technical lead, project lead, and/or working directly with customers
  • Direct experience designing systems incorporating some or all of the following:
    • High precision motorized mechanisms
    • Lens and mirror mounts – large and small
    • Flexures and kinematic mounts
    • Precision engineering techniques
    • Metal castings and/or plastic moldings
    • Designing complex precision instruments for manufacture


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.

If you are an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual looking for a rewarding challenge and the opportunity to continue to develop professionally, send us your resume to

This in-office position is located in Wakefield, Massachusetts facility.  We offer competitive compensation packages along with a challenging and stimulating environment. 

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.