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Optical Equipment Engineer at Bossa Nova Robotics
Mountain View, CA, US

Bossa Nova is the leading provider of real-time, on-shelf product data for the global retail industry. Our robots navigate the busy retail ecosystem, collecting a wealth of data that allows retailers to improve product availability, streamline operations, and create a better shopping experience. Our multidisciplinary team of robotics, artificial intelligence, and big data scientists has solved the challenges to deploy fully autonomous retail service robots and deliver actionable data in real-time.

Bossa Nova’s robots are currently deployed in 50 stores across the United States, making it the largest deployment of this kind of technology anywhere in the world.  

Position: Optical Equipment Engineer

Location: Mountain View, CA


  • 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

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, unlimited PTO days, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as lunches twice a week, schedule flexibility, a stocked fridge and kitchen.

Bossa Nova Robotics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Bossa Nova abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.