Principal – NPI Engineer
Posted on 11/9/2023
Magic Leap

1,001-5,000 employees

Augmented reality platform
Company Overview
Magic Leap is creating a powerful augmented reality platform for enterprise. We deliver profound, positive impact for companies all over the world—helping them optimize workflows, improve productivity, and increase ROI.

Company Stage


Total Funding





Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Remote in USA • Boulder, CO, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Product Design
Mechanical Engineering
  • 15+ years of industry experience in consumer electronics, optomechanical, compact or optical systems is required
  • Demonstrated delivery of precision, automated factory equipment and processes to support high volume manufacturing, inclusive of knowledge of optical assembly, alignment, and test methods
  • Demonstrated attention to detail with a high level of integrity and organizational capacity to manage multiple projects
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to take ownership, initiative, and accountability while working with domestic and international cross-functional teams
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written, with demonstrated capability to influence across organizations
  • Must possess strong quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Subject matter expert in design for manufacturability and assembly (DFMA), design experimentation and optimization (DOE), tolerance sensitivity analysis (GD&T), root cause and defect/failure analysis, FMEA, process capability assessment (CPK/MSA/GRR), statistical data analysis focused on process capability in software tools such as JMP and MATLAB
  • Advanced optomechanical system integration, knowledge, and integration
  • Minimum Design for Six Sigma Greenbelt or Equivalent
  • This position requires frequent travel, approximately 25-35% of working time to our offices in Boulder, CO, Austin, TX and/or HQ in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Experience with optomechanical and systems engineering required
  • Leading and managing engineering and delivery teams, with direct and indirect reporting. Responsibility includes resource allocation across all projects at all project stages
  • Working knowledge of FEA, reliability testing, experience with fabrication and assembly processes including joining methods, sealing methods, mechanical assembly methods, and assembly testing
  • Master's in Mechanical, Optical Engineering or closely related experience
  • Collaborate across multiple internal teams on definition and support of development activities, prototyping, manufacturing strategies/solutions for a diverse portfolio of technologies
  • Partner with Product Design and Optical Engineering teams to map out technology roadmaps and critical critical milestone exit criteria from early design ideation through manufacturing ramp
  • Drive risk assessment, tradeoff analysis, design/process experimentation, manufacturing strategies, and mitigation solutions to enable product and delivery requirements
  • Establish a systematic approach to design feedback and assessment by leveraging production data, benchmarking, design tradeoff studies, and systems performance analyses
  • Participate in architecture and design reviews to ensure hardware meets quality, cost, and manufacturability goals
  • Partner with internal and external manufacturing technology partners in the design, creation, and qualification of assembly and characterization equipment and advanced manufacturing processes, inclusive of capabilities and processes for product enablement, measurable design/process verification methodologies, and pathway for mass production solutions
  • Establish technology readiness and manufacturing transition requirements , identify solutions to meet Demand and Supply Requirements, and milestones to achieve best in class manufacturing processes and high quality/yield deliveries
  • Partner cross functionally with Engineering, Sourcing, Demand and Supply Planning, Quality, and Integration Centers to launch projects on time, on cost targets and meeting quality specifications
  • Deliver and Optimize solutions to solve complex challenges and drive issues to closure as product transitions from NPI through high volume scale
  • Partner with NPI leadership to establish and refine formal end-to-end product readiness, execution processes, and milestone exit criteria
  • Evaluate prospective vendors (CM, Integrators, Component Supply Chain) for process and quality capability based on project needs
  • Develop and codify Magic Leap's Technology Roadmap and Design for Manufacturability process and requirements