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Oakley - Tech- R&D - Temporary Role

Date:  Jun 16, 2022
Brand:  Oakley

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 460120 
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 R&D Tech serves as a member of the Advanced Product Development team that delivers valued resources and execution to all levels of projects from start to finish. This position is a technical expert and leverages experience and knowledge to help drive project level decision-making in cross functional peer groups.



  • Provide support for remote and onsite employees
  • Create prototype fixtures and necessary tooling for prototype builds
  • Assist with necessary prototype testing
  • Work with model shop to produce necessary engineering prototypes
  • Procure prototype material from suppliers and vendors
  • Conducts and provides project related research such as material, technologies etc.
  • Works with engineers to ensure all designs have proper fit and can meet defined technical requirements
  • Support design engineering solutions that serve as a vision for new product features
  • Requests and maintains all technical/dimensional information for each product’s construction and composition
  • Maintains product development library, test, and design iteration data
  • Assists with the communication and coordination of new product introduction and implementation
  • Works on multiple projects and brands simultaneously through ideation and physical samples
  • Support development of product presentations
  • Prepares agendas and recaps for internal and external product meetings
  • Other duties as needed



  • High School Diploma or greater
  • 2+ years of experience within a product development setting
  • Onsite requirement
  • CAD related experience such as Creo, SolidWorks
  • Basic understanding of physics and critical thinking
  • Basic use of shop tools and equipment
  • Basic computer skills and use of software such as MS Office, Adobe etc.
  • Strong project management abilities, including on-time delivery
  • Technical knowledge of prototyping, manufacturing, and assembly processes as it relates to injection molded products
  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to perform under pressure, and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills, verbal, visual (such as sketching) and written
  • Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple parallel-path projects
  • Excellent at creating and maintaining cross-functional working relationships
  • Ability to travel up to 30%, domestic and international



  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
  • Knowledge of the eyewear, fashion, and/or sports performance product industry
  • Interest in Oakley related action 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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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