AOM is bringing decades of optical metrology expertise to bear on some of the most demanding applications on earth – Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), next-generation AR/VR/MR headsets, a wide range of remote sensing and constellation satellites, and a host of other research and industrial technologies that will shape the future through optics.

We are a fast-growing optics metrology business harnessing an amazing technology, which applications all around the world depend on.  We operate with the pace and feel of a tech startup with the security of a mature technology at its core.  It’s fun, challenging and offers many opportunities to learn and grow.

Our products and services include:

  • Computer Generated Holograms (CGHs) enabling interferometric surface testing of optical surfaces – aspheres, freeforms, cylinders, conic sections, and many other complex surface shapes.
  • Precision mechanics for alignment of CGHs and test optics
  • Engineering services for development of complete optical test setups, including unique alignment features for relating mechanical datums to optical references.




Job Postings



Applications Engineer - Tucson, AZ

Position Summary

AOM is looking for a bright, energetic technical Applications Engineer to interface with customers and internal engineering staff to guide development of custom metrology solutions.  An Applications Engineer at AOM is the primary technical liaison between internal engineering teams and the customer.  Learn about the basics of CGH design and become an expert in the application of CGH metrology to asphere and freeform optical testing, subsystem testing, and general interferometry applications.  Use that knowledge to guide internal teams and customers to metrology solutions that best suit the needs of the application, considering technical requirements, cost, and schedule constraints.


Essential Functions

  • Develop proficiency in understanding and modeling diffractive optics and optical test configurations in Zemax
  • Interface with new and existing customers to capture optical testing requirements for CGH metrology applications and educate customers on capabilities and products that are available from AOM
  • Pre-sales support – perform preliminary test design to inform customers of CGH test feasibility, test configuration and expected cost
  • Post-sales support – perform training and assist customers with complex test setups and alignment of CGH tests where required
  • Participate in internal product development projects as the customer advocate, advise technical teams of requirements for products and features that keep usability and other customer-centric requirements in mind
  • Generate documentation for deployment of metrology solutions, develop technical sales & marketing collateral for products and features to highlight their uses and benefits to potential customers, where needed follow up with customer training and collaboration through virtual or on-site meetings
  • Travel up to 20-30% expected, primarily domestic but occasional international travel may be required


  • Required
    • Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences such as optics, physics or electrical engineering
    • Experience with Zemax optical modeling software and willingness to learn new modeling and design concepts
    • Experience in engineering, applications engineering, technical sales, or product development
    • Highly motivated and capable of independent direction, problem solving, and troubleshooting
    • Desire to work in a hands-on environment with hardware and optics and an understanding of basic lab tools
    • Strong technical writing ability and effective communication verbal and written communication skills
    • Detail oriented and organized
  • Desired
    • Master’s degree in physical sciences or Bachelor’s degree in Optical Engineering
    • Experience working with opto-mechanical hardware in an engineering lab environment
    • Experience with interferometry and optical testing, optical surface specification and GD&T
    • Experience in direct customer support in a technical and commercial capacity
    • Experience writing Python scripting


  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident visa (green card) required
  • Health and Safety protocols:
    • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, clean room, or production floor
    • May be asked to use optical cleaning chemicals like acetone and alcohol in a safe manner.
    • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 lbs.
  • We seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

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