Lead Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Magic Leap

Plantation, FL, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 01/18/2021
  • Website: magicleap.com
  • Company Address: 7500 W Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, FL, 33313

About Magic Leap

Magic Leap, Inc. was founded in 2011 by Rony Abovitz and his band of modern wizards. It is headquartered in Florida with locations in Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Mountain View, Seattle, Austin, and New Zealand.

Job Description

This role requires a subject area expert in opto-mechanical engineering to guide novel opto-mechanical design in a cross-functional team. In this role, the candidate with collaboratively brainstorm the development of new concepts for components, subs-systems and full products. Specifically, the engineer will develop, design, and prototype complex opto-mechanical wearable display system including light sources, spatial light modulators, optics, sensors, and electronics. In this effort, the engineer will create solid-model designs for cross-functional review. This engineer will also coordinate fabrication of prototypes and complete detailed design work on optical mounting fixtures to facilitate system demonstration. 


  • Create models and detailed drawing packages for a wide variety of mounts and fixtures 
  • Design and oversee fabrication of custom fixtures for laboratory demonstrations of complex optical components and sub-systems 
  • Work with key optical design engineers and perform tolerance analysis on mounting and alignment accuracy  
  • Interface with outside resources for fabrication of custom parts and fixtures
  • Design and develop full opto-mechanical tolerance analysis for assembly and alignment of complex optical systems involving light sources, lenses, spatial light modulators, custom eyepieces, sensors, frames
  • Perform trade-off analysis using finite-element modeling tools for various materials for properties such as thermal dissipation, coefficient of thermal expansion matching, cost vs. performance


  • 10 -15 years of experience designing and developing cutting-edge optical products, preferably for display markets
  • Experience rapidly prototyping (mounts, optics, test beds), proof-of-concept test beds
  • Experience and knowledge of kinematic mounting principles and practices
  • Deep experience with SolidWorks CAD package or equivalent
  • Expert level in opto-mechanical error budgeting / uncertainty analysis
  • Knowledge of basic ray-based optical design principles
  • Familiar with optical CAD packages such as Zemax, Code V, FRED 


  • BS, MS, or PhD in Opto-Mechanical or Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics or the equivalent.  Advanced degrees can be counted as 3 years of experience each

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.

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