Senior Optomechanical Design Engineer

CEPTON is seeking a Senior Optomechanical Design Engineer to design and validate optical imaging subsystem for LiDAR product development, and also support new product introduction to high volume manufacturing process to support automotive and non-automotive customers.

Job Responsibilites:

  • Mechanical design, detailed drawings, tolerancing, and FEA analysis for strain, vibrational nodes, and modal analysis

  • Optical system design w/ Zemax modeling and simulation w/ strong optical analysis capability on key performance and tolerance errors

  • Assemble, qualify and debug new optical module and imaging subsystem, including light source, lens system and detection sensor

  • Develop optical tooling and fixture to assist high-precision alignment and assembling process

  • Establish optical subsystem build and qualification process and release reliable process to Mfg

  • Work w/ Mfg & supplier to support volume ramp and optical quality control


  • Mechanical engineering Bachelor degree or equivalent plus 10+ years of working experience in the field, or Master and Ph.D. plus 5+ years of working experience

  • Strong experience with Zemax and a standard CAD package, preferably Solidworks, Ansys, including FEA ability to communicate

  • Solid knowledge on optical system, optical design and optical material

  • Good experience and design skillset with optomechanical assemblies

  • Strong hand-on skill-set on assembling, testing and troubleshooting capability w/ optical system

  • Good experience w/ optical element vendors and design house for new product development as well as ramping up volume production

  • Work effectively as a team player with other functional team members

  • Reliable and independent work style, highly accountable and responsible for the outputs and working well under pressure.


  • Competitive compensation package, including stock option

  • Medical insurance

  • Paid holidays and time off

  • Performance-based Spot Bonus

  • 401K

Cepton Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.