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Senior Optical Engineer II

Posted on 6/18/2024

Element Biosciences

Element Biosciences

201-500 employees

Modular DNA sequencing platform development


Compensation Overview

$111k - $145kAnnually

+ Stock Options + Discretionary Annual Bonus

Senior, Expert

San Diego, CA, USA

Hardware Engineering
Electronic Hardware Engineering
System Hardware Engineering
Required Skills
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in optical engineering
  • 6+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience commercializing scientific imaging devices
  • Extensive knowledge of optical design principles and tools
  • Proficiency in optical design software
  • Proficiency in Python, Matlab, and/or LabView programming
  • Hands-on optical and optomechanical system integration
  • Drive requirements gathering, design, review, integration, and verification of optical components and systems
  • Develop optical system modules, schematics, simulations, analysis, and technical specifications
  • Design, build, and integrate complex optical modules
  • Develop and implement testing methodologies to characterize optical system performance
  • Perform troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Optimize designs for performance, cost, and manufacturability
  • Undertake vendor selection and collaboration project management activities
  • Conduct theoretical and experimental research into new imaging technologies
  • Collaborate across hardware, firmware, software, supply chain, manufacturing, and field service functions
  • Stay up-to-date with advancements in optics, photonics, and imaging

Element Biosciences is committed to transforming the genetic sequencing industry with its AVITI Cloudbreak™ Chemistry technology. By refining surface chemistry, instrumentation, and biochemistry, this company effectively reduces costs, while maintaining high data accuracy and enhancing workflow flexibility. This focus on continuous improvement and cost efficiency, paired with their dedication to quality and technological refinement, makes it a standout place to work for professionals passionate about groundbreaking developments in biotechnology.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



San Diego, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



100% company-paid medical, dental, & vision coverage

Flexible spending & health savings accounts

Premier mental health care

401(k) with immediately vested 4% company match

Company-paid Life and AD&D insurance

Stock option grants

Flexible time off

10 paid annual holidays

8-weeks paid parental leave