Make Cinematography Personal. Atlas Lens Co. ( is a modern lens manufacturer empowering image makers to create work that’s more interesting, more personal, and more rewarding. Founded in 2016 by designer Forrest Schultz and cinematographer Dan Kanes, Atlas Lens Co. designs and manufactures affordable, high-performance lenses that deliver coveted vintage aesthetics with modern conveniences. 

Atlas Lens Co. is based in Burbank, California with sales worldwide.

Notable productions: Atlas’ flagship ORION SERIES anamorphic prime lenses are featured on Mike Cahill/Markus Förderer’s “Bliss” (2021), HBOMax’s “DC Titans,” Hulu’s “The Hardy Boys” (2020), STARZ’s “American Gods” Season 2, Adam McKay/Linus Sandgren’s “Don’t Look Up” (2021), and Tim Sutton/John Brawley’s “Good News” (2021)

We are looking for a full time Mechanical Engineer to join our team in Burbank, CA to help with design, analysis, optimization, testing, prototyping and manufacturing. 



  • Create and review 2-D drawings to document assembly and component design

  • Reviews possible layouts/orientations to optimize design elements

  • Hands-on developing, building, assembling and testing hardware

  • Suggest methods to improve operational efficiency

  • Work closely with production technicians to improve end assembly/usage of products

  • Operate and maintain 3D printing and manufacturing equipment

  • Collaborate with all teams within the company to develop, refine, and innovate motion picture products


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • Strong aptitude for learning new softwares and programs to enhance design processes

  • Ability to read and understand designs and schematics

  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, organize, be proactive and prioritize work

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team

  • Experience with Solidworks or Fusion 360

  • Experience with rapid prototyping

  • Experience in manufacturing environments

Bonus Experience

  • Passion for cinema a plus

  • Experience with software suites Airtable, Slack, and G Drive.

Benefits and compensation

  • Salary commensurate to experience. 

  • Health, dental, and vision coverage

  • Vacation, holiday and sick/personal leave

Atlas Lens Co is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more, visit