Senior Optical Systems Engineer

| Somerville

Owl Labs is hiring an Optical Systems Engineer to join our diverse development team. You will lead the effort to take our 360° camera to the next level. The ideal candidate is skilled and experienced in simulation, analysis and is familiar with the optical system design process.  A broad knowledge wide-angle imaging techniques is a plus.

Owl Labs' mission is to solve a problem we've all experienced: meetings suck, and they are especially painful for the remote participants on the other side of the call. Considering the rapid growth in remote and distributed work, this is a perfectly timed problem for Owl Labs to solve. The market is hungry for products and content that make remote and distributed work better.

With $22.3M funding from Spark Capital, Matrix Partners, and Playground Global, Owl Labs has created the Meeting Owl, a 360° smart video conferencing camera that sits in the center of the table and uses robotics algorithms to automatically highlight different people as they talk. After launching the product in June 2017, thousands of companies have purchased the Meeting Owl, saying it offers the most natural and inclusive meeting experience they've ever seen.

In this role, you will impact some of the company's most important product development goals.

 

Skills & Requirements:

 

  • MS or PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Optics, or related field
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in optics systems design and testing
  • Excellent command of optical physics fundamentals.
  • Solid understanding of photodetectors and optical measurement techniques
  • Proficiency with optical simulation tools and techniques
  • Proficiency with Matlab and/or Python for instrument control, data collection, and data analysis
  • Strong communication skills, appreciation of documentation, and co-worker & customer empathy

 

Nice to Haves

  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in optics systems design and testing
  • Far-East high-volume manufacturing of optical systems
  • Experience working with and managing external consultants and designers
  • Experience designing and working with large format super wide-angle cameras

Owl Labs is ~30% remote and headquarters are based in Somerville, MA. This role can be either an on-site or remote position. Please specify in your application.

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Location

Owl Labs is located in the heart of Union Square, Somerville. Bustling with restaurants and bars, Union is also home to the annual Fluff Festival.

An Insider's view of Owl Labs

What's something quirky about your company?

We practice what we preach. Employees work at our Somerville HQ, across the US, and often are a hybrid mix of in-office and remote. We all work hard, and so we believe in working whenever you're at your best.

Rebecca

VP Marketing

What are some things you learned at the company?

This is my first startup, and I expected that the pace would be fast. I've also learned how to remove barriers, navigate processes, and anticipate others' needs to keep things moving quickly and efficiently.

Amy

Head of Operations

What is your vision for the company?

I've witnessed the gaps in technology that make it exceptionally hard for remote participants to be seen, heard and most importantly, understood. I'm thankful to be working with the extraordinary team at Owl Labs to bring high fidelity collaboration to life and making the future of work a tangible reality.

Frank

CEO

What are Owl Labs Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes Foosball and Pinball Machine.
Parking
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