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Oakley - Sr. Test Engineer (VPL)

Date:  Apr 8, 2021
Brand:  Oakley

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 337222 
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, Target Optical and Sears Optical. We are also home to EyeMed, the fastest growing vision care company in the United States.



The Sr. Test Engineer is a critical member of the Vision Performance Lab (VPL) team, creating experiments and testing processes to ensure product performance requirements are met and drive optimal product performance.  Primary responsibilities include planning of product testing and delivering effective recommendations for solutions. 



  • Applies scientific and engineering principles to product or process development
  • Performs research into the mechanical, optical, structural or chemical performance of existing or potential product materials
  • Designs or refines prototype products, components, fixtures
  • Creates and develops production processes and trains others in their execution
  • Works in multi-functional project teams to ensure Oakley eyewear achieves the highest performance standards
  • Develops and implements reliability analysis, validation and assessment methods to support new product introductions
  • Creates and executes experiments to evaluate product performance and make recommendations
  • Performs root cause analysis for failures which occurred during reliability testing and/or real-world usage
  • Writes reports summarizing the research objective, methodology used, results, conclusions and/or recommendations
  • Develops or modifies existing test methods and trains others in their execution
  • Writes detailed work instructions for production or test protocols
  • Present experimental results to R&D team members
  • Monitors the work of junior staff to ensure that correct procedures are followed
  • Executes project tasks under limited guidance



  • BS degree in engineering, physical science or a similar technical Engineering Degree (e.g., material or polymer science)
  • 5+ years’ experience in research, development, and/or manufacturing of products using plastics, composites, or metal alloys
  • Laboratory or field testing of consumer products experience, desired.
  • Strong Project Management experience
  • Proven experience in regularly applying statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to execute testing procedures and apply results to solve practical problems and support continuous improvement
  • Superior skills in communicating technical information both orally and in writing
  • Detail oriented, strong organization skills, time management (timelines), and deadline driven.
  • Must be professionally agile and very comfortable partnering up, down and across a complex business



  • Master’s degree/PhD in Engineering, Design, human sciences or related
  • Passion for Oakley products and for innovation and performance

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 or e-mail (be sure to provide your name and contact information for either option 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

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