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Senior Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Magic Leap

Magic Leap

Other Engineering
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

A new paradigm of computing

Magic Leap is a pioneer in spatial computing, developing groundbreaking augmented reality technology that seamlessly blends digital content with the real world. As the creator of the next computing platform, our mixed reality devices unlock new possibilities for how people interact with and experience their surroundings.

Magic Leap could be your place if you want to be part of a united team where everyone is empowered and trusted to make an impact. At Magic Leap, you can explore innovative solutions and use your talents to solve real-world problems. Working alongside industry experts, you can grow your skills and amplify human potential at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds. We know that successful change and progress accelerate diverse perspectives. As we shape our future, everyone's voice matters. Together, we can reimagine the world of work and, with our bold partners, make the impossible possible.

The opportunity

The Product Development and Engineering job family is the core of Magic Leap’s revolutionary AR capabilities. These highly collaborative teams are responsible for our organization's engineering and technical operations, performing cutting-edge and complex scientific research and development that is 'defined as we build' to create new AR products, features, and marketplaces. Activities include undertaking research, design, development, and implementation activities to improve Magic Leap’s AR products and services; designing, constructing, testing, and operating equipment; ensuring that standards of quality, cost, safety, reliability, timeliness, and performance are met in production processes; interpreting plans, drawings, and specifications; and collaborating across all Magic Leap teams to ensure our AR product and features provide a high-quality, immersive experience, meeting and exceeding our customer’s needs and our business objectives.

As a Senior Opto-Mechanical Engineer within our Virtual Optical Assembly Team, the candidate shall contribute to our product development by delivering designs, analysis, building and testing state of the art optical assemblies. They would be a part of a multi-disciplinary team that brings virtual display concepts to reality. This position is an in-office assignment.

This role is based on our Boulder, CO office and will require you to come into our office regularly. Relocation assistance offered.

What you’ll do

  • Responsible for researching, planning, and designing opto-mechanical products and systems using best engineering practices of design, analysis and GD&T.
  • Create new system concepts incorporating miniature optics into novel opto-electronic devices.
  • Participates in activities related to design, fabrication, operation, application, testing, and production activities in the office.
  • Prototypes mechanical components and assemblies, which support interdisciplinary projects (electrical, software, controls, optics, etc.).
  • Collects requirements and coordinates development activities to ensure components and systems conform to engineering and customer specifications.
  • Participates in collaborative meetings with multidisciplinary teams to design fixtures, calibration equipment or production components.
  • Contributes to technical design reviews with the Program Manager representing the concerns of their functional specialty on the product development team.
  • Advocate and enforce best practices in design, development and testing.

The experience you bring

  • Capable of developing concepts for fixtures, calibration equipment, or production components using 3D CAD (ie CREO) which meet the product requirements.
  • Knowledge of optical and mechanical test and metrology systems preferred.
  • M.S. in Optical Engineering, Physics, or related engineering field.
  • Experience working in the AR/VR industry.
  • Knowledge of color science, colorimetry, image quality metrics (camera and display), and algorithms for digital image processing.
  • Experience with commercial optical design software tools (e.g. Zemax).
  • Working knowledge of statistical processing software such as JMP.
  • Opto-Mechanical design (Solidworks, Fusion 360 etc.) and 3D printing experience.

It's exciting if you also have

  • Knowledge of Windchill, FMEA preferred.
  • Knowledge of precision machining, fast tool servo (FTS), high-speed milling and multi-axis diamond machining preferred.
  • Must be confident in a highly dynamic and creative environment.

Additional Information

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

Please note that we do not accept any application documents via (e-)mail. Furthermore, we do not accept applications from recruitment agencies for this role.

All legitimate Magic Leap email communications will end with "@magicleap.com". Please carefully review all emails you receive, to ensure you only engage with legitimate representatives of Magic Leap. For the protection of your Personal Information, do not click any links, open any attachments, or further engage with any suspicious communications. In the event you receive an unexpected or suspicious communication claiming to come from Magic Leap, please reach out directly to TalentAcquisition@magicleap.com for assistance.


If you need an accommodation during the application, interviewing, or hiring process, you may request an accommodation by emailing ApplicantAccommodation@magicleap.com. Magic Leap will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.


Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location. In addition to salary, Magic Leap offers a discretionary bonus, equity, and a fully comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.
US Base Salary Range
$101,100$134,800 USD