Optical Engineer Intern

at Zemax (View all jobs)
Seattle - Kirkland WA

About Zemax

For nearly 30 years, Zemax continues to be the optical simulation software engineers from the world's leading brands choose to design and build sophisticated optical products. We are inspired by the enormous scientific milestones our customers achieve with our solutions. From the sensors in cars that ensure the driver is awake, to the machine vision systems that ensure assembly lines operate flawlessly, to the augmented display headsets that allow operators to see critical data, and to the miniature camera systems that pack a powerful zoom into the corner of your smartphone, Zemax powers the innovators that create these amazing products.


Zemax proudly offers an environment where everyone has opportunities to work with a diverse group of passionate people to make an impact on the products that are ushering in the next generation of optical innovation.

Job Summary

We are looking for a qualified Optical Engineer intern to join our product team. As a part of a small team, you will help co-author a training course about the fundamentals of optical design. You will play a key role in defining and creating the course content.


The ideal person for this position will have both a good understanding of optics and strong writing skills. Candidates should be comfortable working together on a small team of professionals. Teaching experience is preferred.  


  • Assist with the creation of an optical design training course
  • Use OpticStudio to explain optical design concepts
  • Create PowerPoint slides for training presentation
  • Design course quizzes for learning evaluation
  • Collaborate on a small team to create a cohesive training course


  • Understanding of optical design
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Driven and hard-working
  • MS office experience
  • Experience using OpticStudio


This role is a remote contract position estimated to last 3 months with potential for longer term employment.

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