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Director of Optical Design

Sunex, Inc. New York, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Description

Sunex has an immediate opening for Director of Optical Design in our Carlsbad, CA location. You will be leading a team of talented engineers and scientists to design the next generation lenses for advanced imaging applications. You will also be expected to work with our technical sales team to solve technical challenging problems and come up with innovative optical solutions. You will be involved with our manufacturing and engineering teams in our manufacturing sites to produce the best quality optical products.


  • Grow and lead a team of optical engineers and designers in both USA and China locations
  • Perform imaging lens design/analysis using Zemax or Code V
  • Provide technical solutions to potential customers from a wide variety of industries including automotive, medical, security, IoT, VR/AR, and robotics.
  • Participate in trade-shows and identify potential leads
  • Contribute to group technical and sales activities
  • Visit customers/partners onsite within US and abroad
  • Be a liaison between customers and our manufacturing operations in China

Job Requirements

The successful candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • BS, MS or PhD degree in optics, EE or physics with optics or imaging concentration
  • Proficiency in Zemax or Code V or similar optical design software
  • More than 2 years of experience in managing technical teams and working in a cross-functional setting
  • Demonstrated background in imaging optics or digital imaging systems
  • Knowledge of optical manufacturing and testing processes
  • Project management and overseas travel experience a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A willingness to take on new challenges and to grow with our company.
  • A team player in an entrepreneurial environment
  • US citizen or permanent resident

Additional Information:

  • Up to 10% travel, domestic US and international (Asia and Europe)
  • Employee must meet company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, by performing all work-related tasks in a manner in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.
  • We provide excellent compensation package including health and retirement program and year-end performance based bonus.

Sunex, Inc.

Why Work Here?

Join a great team to develop enabling optics technologies to make autonomous vehicles a reality. Enjoy the journey and share the reward !

Sunex Inc, is a fast growing company specializing in imaging optical solutions for digital imaging industries worldwide. Our US headquarters is located in the beautiful coastal city of Carlsbad, 25 miles north of San Diego, CA. Our manufacturing sites are located in Shanghai and Kunshan, China. Sunex is a leading lens and camera module supplier that pioneers market requirements with leading technology companies, automotive Tier 1s and OEM camera companies. The primary applications of Sunex lenses and modules are automotive (rear-view, surround-view, ADAS, autonomous vehicle cameras), consumer drones, surveillance, IoT, video-conferencing and VR cameras.


Carlsbad, CA 92010
New York, NY