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Mechanical Engineer, Optomechanical

San Jose, CA

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Positions available with a VERY cutting edge technology company doing 3D display with no glasses or headsets. Just 3D images in thin air in-front of and behind the display. Company is well funded having just closed a large A Series round and is founded and run by very bright proven players who have built and successfully released previous cutting edge technologies/companies.


As an ideal candidate, your strong mix of technical breadth and depth allows you to work cross-functionally to tie mechanical assemblies, optics, electronics, and computing power into the world’s highest resolution holographic display. We are seeking a practical mechanical engineer who doesn’t mind getting his or her hands dirty and likes to work on many aspects of a project at the same time. You will work with other MEs, Optical Engineers, Optical Test Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and System Engineers to build the world’s first convincing holographic display.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In-depth knowledge of mechanical design principles and fabrication processes to create products and tools. Use 3D CAD tools (e.g. SolidWorks) to design assemblies, parts, and drawings.
  • Design and analyze parts and assemblies of different mechanical and thermal properties using CAD tools. Characterize solutions for stability and repeatability.
  • Design, directly fabricate, assemble, and test prototypes.
  • Design fixtures for optomechanical systems which may combine optical components, display devices, electronic components, cooling system, support structures, and kinematic features for location and alignment.
  • Design for precision mounting, alignment, and interlock of individual display panels for a modular video wall system
  • Develop fixtures for test of optical components, optical subassemblies, and electrical systems
  • Develop motion control systems including motors and translation stages

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform some direct machining of critical parts, and assemble and test prototype optomechanical systems



  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or commensurate experience
  • At least 5 years of relevant industrial experience with a solid history of developing products with multi-disciplinary teams
  • 3D CAD experience (e.g. SolidWorks) making assemblies, parts, and drawings
  • Hands-on skills such as machining, mechanical assembly, electromechanical integration, possibly soldering, etc.
  • Experience with design of support structures for optical assemblies
  • Some experience with precision optomechanical design
  • Able to design fixturing for testing of optical assemblies, involving alignment features, clamping structures, and mounting of sensors and equipment
  • Working knowledge of stepper motors, servo motors, controllers, and stages for motion control
  • Experience with design of thermal cooling, including fans and liquid cooling structures
  • Material analysis, and design for CTE mismatch for assemblies containing glass, polymer, aluminum, steel, and possibly carbon fiber
  • DFM of mechanical parts – knowledge of tolerance stack up, machining practices, appropriate tolerances, leverage of off-the-shelf components, impossible cutouts or bends, and scrap limiting measures
  • Ability to perform a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is desired
  • Experience with the design of an interlocking mechanical structure with fine alignment adjustment is desired

Key Competencies

  • Multi-disciplinary teams
  • 3D CAD
  • Hands-on machining and assembly
  • Support structures for optical assemblies
  • Precision optomechanical design
  • Fixturing for testing of optical assemblies
  • Motion control
  • Material analysis
  • DFM for mechanical part


  • Major Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance and 401k available