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Optical Design Engineer

Intelon Optics Inc.

Boston, MA


Intelon Optics is a rapidly-expanding world class technology and innovation company.

In this position you will be responsible for design and development of laser beam delivery components and subassemblies for a medical diagnostic Brillouin spectroscopy system. You will perform simulation, optimization, and detailed analysis of optical layouts in Zemax to bring current clinically-tested research systems to final marketed product design.  Working closely with a team multidisciplinary engineers as well as vendors, you will use your strong product development experience to conceptualize product configurations and robust opto-mechanical designs for highly sensitive and tightly toleranced instrumentation.  Your hands-on skills will be an asset in both creating design specifications, optical layouts, assembly procedures, and testing system performance.

In this fast-paced startup environment you will need excellent interpersonal skills, communication/documentation, and ability to collaboratively and responsively, focusing on key priorities based on new information and product development timeline. You should have high energy and excitement to contribute to cutting-edge technology that improves medical care.

This role is based in our new state-of-the-art innovation center, located in Boston, MA.


  • Work with internal teams to gather requirements and develop strategies with suppliers to manufacture and implement optical systems
  • Design, develop, analyze, and optimize optical systems using Zemax simulation software
  • Verify optical system performance with benchtop testing.
  • Maintain controlled documentation electronic and paper files under Quality System.
  • Design for manufacturability, metrology, mounting mechanics, thermal stability, tolerance analysis, stray light analysis
  • Collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment with other engineers and subject matter experts in the areas of optical engineering, mechanical engineering, optical and mechanical component fabrication, electronics design, micro-electronics assembly and opto-mechanical assembly. Managing interactions with internal / external partners and suppliers

Minimum Qualification

  • Advanced degree in Physics, Optics, or related technical field
  • 5+ years of experience in analytical optical design including hands on experience building and testing optical systems, free space and fiberoptic
  • 5+ years of experience in commercial design and manufacturing of optical components, subassemblies, and systems
  • Proven development experience translating optical designs into stable products
  • Experience designing tests for new optical systems. Testing and evaluating performance of new optical systems, then using results to optimize the design
  • Proficiency with analytical Zemax simulations

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Biomedical imaging and understanding of laser tissue interactions
  • Spectroscopy, interferometry, and camera imaging systems
  • Medical and ophthalmic device development
  • Strong optomechanical design experience and optical design for manufacturability preferred
  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks or equivalent mechanical design software


Competitive salary and benefits with company incentive plan.

Relocation assistance, as applicable.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our staff, Intelon Optics, Inc. is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

To Apply

Please email Max Kotlarchyk ( and Dimitri Chernyak ( with your resume and a cover letter attached.


Contact Info:
Name: Max Kotlarchyk and Dimitri Chernyak
Email: and
Phone: +1-617-849-8558