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Oakley - Senior Engineer Design (R&D Product)

Date:  Jan 10, 2022
Brand:  Oakley

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 481402 
Total Rewards: Benefits/Incentive Information


Oakley, Inc. is a sport and lifestyle brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Building on its legacy of innovative, market-leading optical technology, the company manufactures and distributes high performance sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, goggles, apparel, footwear, and accessories.

The essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who depend on Oakley products to provide them with the very best while they redefine what is physically possible.

Oakley is part of Luxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Our wholesale network covers more than 150 countries and our retail presence consists of over 9,100 retail stores across the globe.

In North America, our wholesale business is the home to other global brands like Ray-Ban and many of the top fashion house brands. Our leading retail brands include; LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, and Target Optical. We are also home to EyeMed, the fastest growing vision care company in the United States.


The Sr. R&D Engineer is a member of the team that creates and delivers brand-relevant technologies to the Product Roadmap. R&D’s core role is innovation through timely creation of technologies with meaningful consumer benefits. As a technical expert, The Sr. Engineer leverages experience and knowledge to drive project level decision-making in cross functional peer groups.



  • Serves as seasoned professional within the R&D team, driving project progress through critical thinking, conceptualization and expert execution
  • Functions as a senior member within a cross-functional team
  • Responsible for the development of new materials, methods and processes
  • Develops new technologies, in line with feature, performance and cost specifications
  • Execution of improvements to legacy technologies
  • Project planning of engineering tasks and estimating timelines
  • Tests performance improvements through application of the scientific method
  • Working awareness is project level, with direct execution of the underlying tasks
  • Primary cross functional partners include Engineering, Manufacturing and QA Lab
  • Tracks and communicates project status to applicable cross functional teams
  • Executes high level engineering requiring very little directional supervision



  • BS in Material Science, Chemical Engineering or similar
  • 5+ years engineering experience
  • Material sampling, lab experimentation and validation testing experience
  • Familiarity with polymers, plastics processing and injection molding
  • Rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing methods and design
  • Experience conducting physical testing and sample evaluation
  • Hands-on fabrication of prototypes for testing and user feedback
  • Computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Word
  • Imaginative outside the box thinker with a history of problem solving
  • Simple and Fast approach to innovating, fail fast- learn faster
  • Technical leadership and strong collaboration in cross functional teams
  • Strong organizational, people, verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with high attention to detail
  • Ability to travel up to 25%, domestic and international



  • MS in Material Science, Chemical Engineering or similar
  • Multi-industry experience, with a focus in consumer products
  • Material and chemistry involvement beyond engineered plastics
  • Additional processing experience beyond injection molding
  • Thin film deposition and applications familiarity
  • Practical knowledge of wearable electronics product design
  • Design of Experiment construction and execution
  • Use of JMP or similar statistical analysis software
  • Experience with MatLab/Mathmatica or similar software
  • Experience conducting physical testing and sample evaluation
  • Field testing with end-users in various environments
  • Entrepreneurial spirit through constant progression and improvement
  • Passion for and participation in our core sports

Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Luxottica will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in the application and hiring process.  To request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Luxottica Ethics Compliance Hotline at 1-888-887-3348 (be sure to provide your name and contact information so that we may follow up in a timely manner). 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, social origin, social condition, being perceived as a victim of domestic violence, sexual aggression or stalking, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law.  Native Americans receive preference in accordance with Tribal Law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Merchandising, Apparel, Garment, Retail, Fashion

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