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Optical Systems Engineer

ID:  5342
Function:  Engineering

North Reading, MA, US

Organization & Role

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 helps manufacturers to develop and deliver products quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Together, Teradyne companies deliver manufacturing automation across industries and applications around the world!


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 Innovation Lab Optical Systems Engineer will have responsibility for development of 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. 


As a member of the Innovation Lab Staff, you will be empowered to propose any project that you feel can make a difference relative to the Innovation Lab Charter.  In general, you will “own” the projects you sponsor and lead the development through a proof-of-concept phase.  You will typically be hands-on during the project and will be supported by other staff from the overall engineering team as required to execute your project.  Some level of risk taking is strongly encouraged to “move the needle” for the area associated with each project.


Specific Duties Include:


  • Interacting with customers to define requirements for new optical test products.
  • Opto-mechanical architecture.
  • Managing requirements for optical assemblies including custom imaging lenses and fiber-optic instrumentation.
  • Working with engineers from other disciplines to develop innovative products.
  • Developing test methods for lab and production verification.

Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • BS Optical Engineering or Physics, MS preferred or relevant experience.  
  • At least 10 years working experience in optical engineering with focus on developing innovative technical solutions.
  • The candidate should have broad technical curiosity and be highly versatile in multiple optical technologies.
  • Knowledge of related technical fields such as mechanical engineering, motion systems, materials science, electronics, semiconductors, etc would be beneficial.
  • Systems engineering background preferred.
  • Experience in semiconductor testing preferred.




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