The candidate will be engaged in the concept, architecture, design and development of the next generation of LED lighting products from Ecosense Lighting. The candidate will work with a small, focused cross-functional team to meet aggressive performance, cost and schedule goals for a wide variety of architectural and specification-grade Solid State Lighting fixtures. The candidate will be responsible for

  • Contribution and implementation of best practices in optical and illumination design
  • Interface with or management of outside resources for design (as necessary), prototyping, and testing of new fixtures and concepts
  • Hands-on cradle to grave process of designing and implementing new optical systems for EcoSense Lighting products
  • Evaluation and aid in the selection of vendors for custom components
  • Prototyping, experimentation and data-gathering of new optical systems
  • Evaluation of tooling trials (on-site and otherwise) to determine form, fit and functionality
  • Documentation of new inventions and interaction with outside counsel to protect them


  • BS in Physics, Applied Optics, Optical Engineering, or Illumination Engineering. MS or Ph.D preferred. • Min. 5 years of professional experience in optical designs for general illumination. 10 years preferred.
  • Min. 2 years of professional experience in optical designs for LEDs or LED systems • Background and familiarity with LED based illumination designs and hands-on photometric characterization
  • Familiarity with the psychology of lighting and color • Proficiency in optical design software (ASAP, LightTools, or others)
  • Basic understanding of mechanical CAD (Pro/E, Solidworks, others) • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to limited travel domestically and internationally
  • Ability to develop and implement software tools to automate the optical design process (inside or outside of CAD tools) preferred.
  • Proficiency in Color Science with color modeling/predictive analysis capability preferred.

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