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Sr. Optical Test Engineer

Sr. Optical Test Engineer

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US-CA-San Diego
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The Optical Test Engineer at Daylight will be part of a brilliant, multi-function team that develops laser system prototypes, transitions them from R&D into new products, and then into Production.


The Test Engineer will be responsible for development, planning and execution of formal product qualification tests and engineering development tests. The Test Engineer will use a combination of test expertise and familiarity of optical principles, to support the full suite of test and verification activities required during each project, program and production life cycle phase.  The Test Engineer will be an individual contributor during test planning and execution and may lead a test support team in the design, validation, maintenance and repair of test equipment and testing software.  The Test Engineer will be responsible for continuous monitoring of test parameters and test execution during test, and will be required to conduct data reduction and analysis posttest in support of authoring test reports and failure analysis when applicable. In addition, the Test Engineer will be responsible for maintaining testing facility, testing equipment and testing software.






Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Author Test Plans, Test Readiness Reviews, Test Procedures and Test Reports
  • Design, implement, validate, document and maintain new and existing optical and environmental test setups
  • Conduct tests with emphasis on continuous data collection, analysis and test status assessment
  • Provide rapid response to technical issues that may arise during test execution
  • Support failure analysis with test data and assigned engineering investigation tasks
  • Use entrepreneurial approach and leadership skills to make best use of limited resources to meet scope and schedule     
  • Occasionally assemble engineering prototype designs prior to testing.
  • Occasionally conduct tests at external test labs and facilities, requiring local travel
  • Manage external test vendors with appropriate planning and test execution oversight as required
  • Lead and mentor others
  • Additional duties as directed or required



  • Requires a BS in Engineering from an ABET accredited school with 5-10 years of experience in an optics/laser environment; 3-5 years of experience with MS Degree.
  • Requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance
  • Requires hands-on experience using Matlab, Labview and/or Excel macro language for test automation and data analysis
  • Requires hands-on skills in optical instrumentation and metrology
  • Requires proven documentation skills sufficient to author test plans, test readiness reviews, test reports and failure analysis data artifacts
  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, RTCA DO-160 or similar industry-wide test standards and procedures is a plus
  • ZEMAX experience a plus

This is a great opportunity to be a part of a brilliant and innovative team working on next generation technology!


Great opportunity for growth, great benefits in an excellent working environment!


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