Fathom Computing is hiring an

Optical Systems Engineer

Palo Alto, United States


Fathom Computing is building the future of machine intelligence. Our entirely new computer architecture trains vast neural networks with unprecedented performance.



We seek an experienced Optical Systems Engineer to lead all aspects of optical system development at Fathom.  The ideal candidate will also possess an expert-level knowledge of Lens Design.



  • Guide optical engineering at Fathom Computing
  • Think outside the box to engineer paradigm-breaking optical systems
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team building a complex system
  • Conceive, design, simulate, and specify optical devices and subsystems
  • Manage internal and external optical designers
  • Work with external vendors to fabricate custom optical devices meeting specified requirements.
  • Experience in tolerance simulations and manufacturing
  • Characterize optical device performance relative to design goals and broader system requirements.
  • Interpret and reconcile empirical data with first-principles analytical and/or numerical simulations.
  • Possess an expert-level knowledge of Lens Design, including relevant software (Zemax, CodeV, etc.)

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