R&D Optics Intern (PhD Level)

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Clara
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Keysight is on the forefront of technology innovation, delivering breakthroughs and trusted insights in electronic design, simulation, prototyping, test, manufacturing, and optimization. Our ~15,000 employees create world-class solutions in communications, 5G, automotive, energy, quantum, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor markets for customers in over 100 countries. Learn more about what we do.

Our powerful, award-winning culture embraces a bold vision of where technology can take us and a passion for tackling challenging problems with industry-first solutions. Diversity, equity & inclusion are integral parts of our culture and drivers of innovation at Keysight. We believe that when people feel a sense of belonging, they can be more creative, innovative, and thrive at all points in their careers.



OE Intern/ Co-Op position available immediately at Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Job Description

Keysight Technologies leads many fronts from cutting-edge technology & product research and development.  This R&D OE internship opportunity will join the team that leads for Optical Metrology, Laser Interferometry and Electronics products from concept design to full scale of production.

As an Optical Engineer in our R&D System Design Group, you will be involved with –

  • Technology ideas and production designs for precision optical interferometer and position sensing 
  • Side-by-side work with experienced design engineers to explore optics metrology measurement setup, wavefront characterization, hands-on build of new optical interferometers
  • Performance analysis over design tolerance using simulation of wave propagation, ray tracing or precision mechanical simulation tools
  • Technical interpretation from customer specs or requirements into internal design guideline, standards, or preliminary specifications for producing high-quality optics components and assemblies
  • Interfacing with R&D, Program Mgmt., Supply-Chain, internal Manufacturing to define manufacturing processes and assembly flow for effective launch of new products
  • Collecting data, running analytics, creating reports, and documentation of various processes, yield metrics and results

Note: Keysight will not sponsor work authorization for this position.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. student, Postdoc or equivalent in Optics Engineering, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science are all welcome
  • One or more of the following research areas are required from geometrical optics simulation, photonics circuitry design, laser development, spectroscopy, and/or precision optical metrology research
  • Proficiency in various programming or simulation tools of Zemax, Code-V, CREO, Solidworks, MatLab, Python, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams and possess collaborative mindset with individual contributions
  • Ability to operate in fast-paced learning, dynamic and ambiguous environment

You will join the team and solve the challenging complexity of making most precision interferometer products through building great relationships with the team, enhancing your hands-on design experiences, and most of all, having fun and success to develop your future engineering career at Keysight Technologies.



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***Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.***

Keysight Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.


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