Senior / Principal Mechanical / Optical Engineer

Detroit, Michigan


  • From concept to production, oversee the creation and development of HUD systems for clients in the automotive industry.
  • Based on client demands and technical specifications, develop system requirements and specifications.
  • Perform mechanical and optical design tasks, such as optomechanical design and tolerance analysis.
  • Collaborate with software and electrical engineering teams to integrate optical and mechanical systems with other vehicle systems.
  • To ensure that parts and components adhere to design specifications, are provided on time, and are within budget, work closely with suppliers and vendors.
  • Lead system integration and testing, including lab testing and field testing.
  • To find chances for design optimisation and improvement, analyse test and experiment data.
  • Work with customers to understand their needs and requirements and ensure that the HUD system meets their expectations.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in optical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in optical and mechanical design, with a focus on HUD systems.
  • Strong understanding of optical principles and design, including lens design, optical coatings, and illumination systems.
  • Proficiency in optical modeling and design tools, such as Zemax, Code V, or similar.
  • Experience in optomechanical design and analysis, including tolerance analysis, finite element analysis (FEA), and thermal analysis.
  • Familiarity with HUD display technologies and systems, such as LCOS, DLP, or OLED displays.
  • Strong project management skills, with experience leading cross-functional teams and managing suppliers and vendors.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to explain technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve technical issues quickly and effectively.

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