IDEX Principal Engineer (Rochester, NY) in United States


Job Title

Principal Engineer

IDEX Business Unit

Semrock, Inc.


Engineering / R&D

About IDEX

IDEX Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diversified products in

industries ranging across health, science, safety, fire and fluidics.

Operating in 24 countries, IDEX is an innovative and rapidly growing

company, focused on delivering excellence through diverse, winning teams.

With a strong reputation for providing career growth opportunities, IDEX is

a lean, non-bureaucratic and high performing environment. We’re a global

provider of applied solutions serving a variety of markets. These include

life science and medical technologies, process industry and infrastructure

related applications, industrial/municipal fire and rescue - to name just a

few. We're all this, and more.

  • A company keenly focused on achieving organic and acquisitive growth; and

providing careers that challenge and reward our employees

  • A global organization of 7,000+ dedicated employees, who share a passion

for "stretch thinking", and delivering excellence with world-class customer


  • A leading, global organization with annual sales of approximately $2

billion dollars with operations in 24 countries and 50+ business units


  • An employer of choice for the next wave of visionary thinkers and doers,

who want to make a real impact, and be rewarded for their efforts

  • Approximately 50% of our total revenue and headcount are outside of the

United States

About Semrock

Semrock, Inc. is based in Rochester, NY. Semrock is a rapidly growing

company, with revenue from both the volume OEM sales of tailored products

and from the sales of standard catalog products to end-users. Our optical

filter products are set apart by their state-of-the-art performance and

reliability. Semrock engineers, develops, and manufactures high-performance

optical thin-film filters that set the standard for biotech and analytical

instrumentation.. Major markets include optical filters for fluorescence

imaging and measurement systems, for Raman spectroscopy systems, and for

laser-based analytical instrumentation.

Position Description

Semrock is currently looking for a talented engineer to join its seasoned

team of optical thin-film filter designers in our RD&E group. The right

candidate will have a proven ability to design and assemble custom optical

metrology equipment to be used in our manufacturing environment to test

thin-film optical filters. The types of measurements that we are interested

in include transmission (high transmission, deep-blocking and steep edges)

versus wavelength and AOI, reflection (especially AR’s and HR’s) versus

wavelength and AOI, flatness (TWE, RWE) at various wavelengths, and other

properties such as GD and GDD in transmission or reflection. While an

extensive knowledge of thin-film filters is a plus, it is acceptable to

have a solid understanding of optical metrology equipment and the ability

to learn quickly. It is also expected that the successful candidate will

demonstrate an interest and aptitude for learning thin-film filter design

and optimization. Role is based in Rochester, New York and reports to the

Director of RD&E.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Enhance Semrock’s product capabilities by introducing new measurement


  • Grow into a key role on our team that designs new thin-film optical


  • Invent, design, construct, commission, and transfer to manufacturing new,

sophisticated, customized optical metrology equipment for measuring

state-of-the-art thin-film optical filters

  • This role is both the technical lead and project manager for deploying

new metrology equipment; this role also owns the multi-year roadmap for

developing the company’s metrology capabilities, setting new industry


  • Work with applications engineers to support customer product development

activities, specification development, and design estimates (often speaking

directly with customers) especially for products with advanced measurement


  • Work with Metrology Engineer in manufacturing area for successful

deployment of new equipment; Interact with manufacturing personnel as

required; and understand how metrology equipment is most efficiently used

in production


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant scientific, engineering, or

mathematical discipline, such as Physics, Optics, Optical Engineering, or

Electrical Engineering

  • Experience delivering results under time and budget constraints;

  • Experience in commissioning metrology equipment for a production

environment understanding precision & accuracy, creating standard

work processes, and performing a gauge R&R study

  • Experience in designing and building optical instrumentation or metrology

equipment, especially the combination of optics, electronics, mechanics,

and automation; experience with lasers, LED’s, and other light sources

  • Experience in performing optical measurements of various types,

especially of transmission, blocking, and reflection versus wavelength and

AOI of thin-film optical filters

  • Experience using optical design software such as Zemax and mechanical

design software such as SolidWorks

  • Familiarity with the capabilities of commercial optical metrology

equipment to facilitate make versus buy decisions

  • Programming experience in C#, C++, CUDA, or Matlab desired


  • The ideal candidate will exhibit the highest standards of integrity,

deliver upon all commitments, and be a highly motivated, team player.

  • The right candidate will have a clear desire to succeed, and be effective

working in a fast-paced environment.

  • These positions may require lawful access to ITAR/EAR controlled

information and employees in this role will need to meet those

requirements. Requirements include US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident.

Semrock, A Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to workforce diversity

REQ ID: 1476