Help us engineer the future of optics

Join our expanding global team

Zemax software helps companies and institutions design optical and illumination systems for a broad range of applications—from biomedical research to consumer electronics, digital retina mapping, machine vision, Mars exploration, self-driving cars, virtual reality, and more. If you want to join a diverse and energetic team, see our job openings below. We're headquartered in the Seattle area and have offices in the UK, Japan, Taiwan, and China.

We’re seeking people who are:


Driven to actively identify and tackle what needs to be done and always strive to do their best work.


Problem-solvers who ask probing questions, think creatively, and deliver great solutions.


Super smart, collaborative, adaptable, energetic, resourceful, and seek self-improvement.


Fun, because life is too short to be bored at work.

Our team

  • Speaks 8 languages proficiently

  • Works in 5 countries and 6 times zones

  • 50/50 male/female

  • Has bachelors and advanced degrees in business, foreign languages, optics, physics, mechanical engineering, software engineering, and other disciplines

Who we hire

  • Optical engineers (all levels)

  • Optical engineering interns (undergraduates)

  • Mechanical engineers (all levels)

  • Mechanical engineering interns (undergraduates)

  • Software developers (C++, C#, UI design)

  • Computational physicists

  • Sales professionals

  • Content professionals

  • Product managers

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