Optical Engineer

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Date: Feb 18, 2024

Location: North Reading, MA, US

Company: Teradyne

We are the global test and automation specialists, powering next-generation technologies through sophisticated solutions. Behind every electronic device you use, Teradyne's test technology ensures your device works right the first time, every time! Our portfolio of automation solutions help manufacturers to develop and deliver products quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Together, Teradyne companies deliver manufacturing automation across industries and applications around the world!

Organization & Role

About the team: 

The Innovation Lab is an advanced R&D team that is part of the Semiconductor Test Division at Teradyne.   We have a dual charter to technically support the growth of the division and company:

  1. Create long term differentiated solutions for our core Semiconductor Test business by exploring new technologies and architectures to be applied against current and emerging key requirements for our customers.
  2. Working with our Business Development Office, develop differentiated solutions to new business opportunities that are relatively adjacent to our core business.  These will generally enable new businesses within our existing customer base.

The Opportunity/Role:

The Innovation Lab Optical Engineer will work as part of a cross functional product development team to develop optical test instrumentation for emerging markets within semiconductor test.   Instrumentation may include imaging systems, illumination sources, optical sensors, and fiber-optics, along with motion systems, cameras, and image-analysis software.



  • Contribute to the design of new optical test instrumentation working with the senior optical and systems engineers.
  • Design verification of new optical instrumentation in the lab and integrated into optical test cells to verify new products meet their target functionality and specifications.
  • Develop and verify instrumentation calibration and test processes to be used by both customers and Teradyne manufacturing.
  • Support the fleet of products in the field, which may include root cause & failure analysis, troubleshooting, and implementing new feature requests.

Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • At least 3 years working experience in optical engineering with a mix of design and lab experience.
  • Practical experience in design, assembly, and alignment of electro-optical systems with photonics components.
  • Experience working with coherent/incoherent sources of light, spectral devices, laser light detectors, including IR camera sensors.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of laser beam metrology and photonic device principles of work.
  • The candidate should have broad technical curiosity and be highly versatile in multiple optical technologies.
  • Knowledge of & interest in related technical fields such as mechanical engineering, software engineering, motion systems, materials science, electronics, semiconductors, etc would be beneficial.


BS Optical Engineering or Physics, MS preferred.   



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