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Change the world. Illuminate the Future.

Imagine starting each day ready to support the innovators, scientists, researchers and industry leaders driving the world towards a greener, more connected future. At Optica, our employees know they are making a difference supporting this crucial collaboration.

Optica Careers

Optica is a great place to work! With its attractive benefits package, community atmosphere and stimulating environment, the Society offers diverse and challenging opportunities for personal and professional growth. Optica fosters a productive environment in which all employees are valued as a vital part of the Society and deliver quality service to external and internal community, in compliance with all legal requirements.

To apply for a position, please send resume and cover letter to or fax them to +1 202.223.1096.

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What is the Optica Team like?

Optica is an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff supporting a global constituency of over 572,000 scientists, researchers, innovators, industry leaders and more. We're all united by Optica's committment to diversity, and mission.

We're proud to have a diverse, talented group of teammates who bring a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and knowledge to our critical work.

More about Optica's Mission
More about Optica's commitment to diversity & inclusion

Health Benefits
  • Cigna Medical Insurance
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  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
Work-Life Balance
  • Shorter standard work week (37.5 Hours)
  • Paid Holidays & Vacation, including a week off between Christmas and New Years
  • Discounted membership to Washington Sports Club
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Transportation or Parking Subsidy
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Defined Contribution 403b Plan
  • Employer Contribution
  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Leave
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life and Accidental Death Insurance
  • Disability income (short and long term)
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Wellness program including free on-site exercise classes
  • Variety of Optica -hosted volunteer and community service activities

Optica's Global Headquarters - Jarus W. Quinn Building

Located in the heart of historic Dupont Circle, Optica's headquarters is within walking distance of the Dupont Circle Metro station and Farrugut West.

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