Mar 7, 2018
Employee spotlight: 12 questions with Esteban Carbajal
This month, meet Senior Optomechanical Engineer Esteban Carbajal, a key member of the LensMechanix team who loves solving problems for customers.
Briefly describe what you do all day.
I design and test new features in LensMechanix. I help customers use the software and answer questions for them. In addition, I teach the LensMechanix training course and make webinars to help showcase the software. I also research new problems that Zemax can solve.
What’s the best thing about your job?
I get to design cool things and I don’t even have to code them myself! I write out a plan and then I see my ideas come to life.
What’s the best thing about Zemax?
Working with other Zemaxers.
What does your workspace look like?
My lowly cubicle has a lot of 3D printed parts and coffee cups.
What’s been one of your proudest moments working at Zemax?
Seeing customers’ excitement when we solve their problems. I go to tradeshows and someone will say, “It would be cool if your software did this.” I get to show them that we provide exactly what they’re looking for.
What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?
Hiking, skiing, being outdoors
What inspires you?
Fill in the blank: I once met…
If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?
What is the song title that best describes your personality?
Bad to the Bone
Greatest game in history?
C’mon, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
What are five words (or less) of advice for others in your profession?
Never read the instructions.