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Opto-Electrical Developer, Senior

Opto-Electrical Developer, Senior
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Full Time

Synaptive Medical Inc.

not disclosed
Date Posted
13/11/2017 - 10:30
Closing Date
01/06/2018 - 10:30
Job Description

Synaptive Medical is a newly-formed company based in Toronto, Canada, focused on developing medical equipment and applications for neurosurgical procedures. Together, these devices form a full and complete solution of visualization technologies for the operating room. In the past 10 years, the core members of Synaptive Medical have founded and grown multiple successful medical start-ups into international markets. The company is growing rapidly and has a number of opportunities for motivated people to join the team and share in the challenges and rewards of developing technologies to improve patient care and outcomes in neurosurgery.

Job Description

Synaptive Medical is seeking a qualified optical/electro-optical developer to participate in the release of imaging products as part of our overall surgical visualization solution. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and development of both optics and electro-mechanics for surgical visualization systems. The position will report to the Optics Development Manager

Education & Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or closely related field.
  • +3 years experience in imaging system development
  • Strong experience in the development of optical systems and camera systems
  • Knowledge in leading-edge optical device technologies and camera technologies
  • Previous experience in building, characterizing and testing optical imaging systems 

Highly Beneficial

  • Knowledge in autofocusing, zoom and/or motorized optical systems
  • Optical design and simulation (Zemax, ASAP, etc.).
  • Experience in the design, development, and testing of medical products.
  • Background in biophotonics.
  • Scientific software development (MATLAB, Python, C etc.).


  • Self-motivated and self-managing.
  • Inherent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team.
  • Ability to successfully work under tight project deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.


Duties & Responsibilities: 

Technical Tasks

  • Planning and developing optical and opto-mechanical systems with specific performance parameters to achieve set goal specifications.
  • Working with other development staff and industry partners to translate operational requirements into practical optical, software and mechanical specifications.
  • Interfacing with diverse product development teams across multiple imaging and measurement modalities to develop an integrated solution.
  • Assembly and testing of prototype systems in both laboratory and operating room environments.
  • Assisting with the development of fabrication, assembly, and manufacturing process for the developed systems.
  • Keeping abreast on cutting-edge photonics as necessary to identify and implement new technologies and techniques. 

Non-Technical Tasks

  • Participate in routine scrum meetings.
  • Participate in documentation reviews.
  • Work closely with other team members and the QA team to ensure quality and punctual product development.
  • Work closely with the QA and Applications teams to ensure clear and accurate help and training documentation pertaining and developed products.
  • Observe clinical uses of products and identify areas of improvement and new avenues of development.  
Other Information: 

To submit an application please visit our Careers page at

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may perform other related duties as necessary to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Synaptive Medical is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation should notify a member of the Human Resources or Recruitment Team by emailing Please include your full name, contact information and details about your request.

We would like to thank everyone who submits a resume for these positions. Due to the volume that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.