US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is Required.

Optikos is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and creative principal mechanical engineer to join our growing business of optical design services and optical system development. You will take a leadership role among a diverse engineering staff to develop new and cutting edge products for our customers and for the Optikos product line. Our small company atmosphere (65+ employees) is ideal for those who enjoy the full gamut of product development, from system architecture and conceptualization, modeling and simulation, to prototyping and laboratory testing. You will participate in the build of 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!

For over 35 years, Optikos has built and maintained a reputation as experts in the area of optical/opto-electrical system design, and we routinely design and manufacture new products for customers across all industries. Optikos is also the world leader in the production of metrology equipment for assessing image quality of optics and electro-optical devices (cameras). Our engineering team continues to improve existing product lines and develop new products that we manufacture and install around the globe.

Your Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated individual with a proven track record (15+ years) in mechanical design and product development
  • Expert in the field of Mechanical Engineering: demonstrating a breadth and depth of knowledge sufficient to confidently address issues and communicate with clarity and insight
  • Able to innovate: apply new technologies or existing art in new ways to solve  challenging mechanical design problems
  • 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
  • Metal castings, plastic moldings, additive manufacturing
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Production Systems and Automated Material Handling
  • Project management is a plus, but this position emphasizes technical contribution
  • Experience with FEA; primarily static, modal, and thermal
  • Expert in the use of SolidWorks or similar CAD software
  • Enjoys hands-on work. It is routine to participate in build and test of your designs
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering; graduate degree preferred

Optikos is located in Wakefield, Massachusetts. We offer competitive compensation packages along with a challenging and stimulating environment. Please send resumes to: