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Optical Equipment Engineer

At Bossa Nova we create service robots for the global retail industry. Our robots’ mission is to make large scale stores run efficiently by automating the collection and analysis of on-shelf inventory data. We drive autonomously through aisles, navigating safely among customers and store associates. 

Oh, we should add, it’s real, happening today, you can meet our robots in some of the world’s biggest retailers.

Position: Optical Equipment Engineer

Location: Mountain View, CA

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate, inspect, maintain, design, analyze and improve various types of equipment, including electronic, mechanical and optical equipment
  • Perform optical testing of lenses, cameras, light sources and other imaging equipment in laboratory and real-world conditions
  • Design test setups and rigs for optical testing and evaluation
  • Review optomechanical designs and contribute to the design and engineering process of all optical systems
  • Disassemble, repair, and reassemble equipment according to operating manuals, schematics, blueprints, etc.
  • Communicate with equipment manufacturer's customer service in order to determinate maintenance and calibration procedure, creating maintenance procedures
  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation using precision measuring and testing instruments, troubleshoot malfunctions and provide quick, effective repairs when possible
  • Prepare testing, maintenance and calibration reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends, maintaining statistical records


  • BS in Mechanical or Optical Engineering or related technical discipline
  • 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in robotic or automation system a plus
  • Familiarity with optical modeling tools and mechanical design tools a plus
  • Ability to multitask
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Hands-on and experience with basic hand tools and power tools
  • Attention to Detail


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