Scott is a lens designer and an optical engineer. He spent much of his career at Corning Precision Lens, Eastman Kodak Company, and Jenoptik working on a wide variety of projects including mobile phone cameras, biomedical instruments, 3-D machine vision systems, consumer and professional-grade projectors, motion picture film scanners, heads-up & near-eye displays, and film & digital cameras, among others.
In late 2007, Scott formed Moondog Optics, Inc., an optical/mechanical design house serving small and large companies around the world. In that time, he has been a key contributor to projects which were featured in Nature, listed as a “Must-Have Product” in Popular Science, and honored as one of the “50 Best Inventions of the Year” by Time. He regularly serves on professional committees, including the most recent International Optical Design Conference. He is a named inventor on about 20 patents, with several others pending.