Optical Engineer

  • Job Location: Munich, Germany
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 14/01/2022

Daily tasks:

•Technical interface to supplier and subcontractors to guide and monitor their development activities
•Definition of technical specifications and requirements for optical systems, subsystems and equipment
•Design, analysis, tolerancing and simulation of, optical systems (optical and opto-mechanical systems, subsystems, equipment and OGSE) from early concept phases up to detailed design
•Definition of optical verification strategies
•Support on system level and perform on subsystem level the opto-mechanical integration, alignment, characterization and test activities in clean rooms, as well as bread boarding in the optics lab
•Presentation of the results of your work in internal and external meetings with the customers
•Definition and conduction of trade studies to support optical design decisions, support in the generation of proposals and planning for future projects
•Establish and maintain the technical documentation related to the optical and opto-mechanical tasks
•Support in the further development of optical design processes and tools, as well as core competences and enabling technologies


•University degree or equivalent qualification in optics, physics, engineering or related technical discipline
•Knowledge in the development of space optical instruments, especially in the field of telescopes, spectrometers and inter-ferometers within an industrial environment
•Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and multi-language team
•Ability to work simultaneously in different projects
•Ability to quickly establish rapport, build trust, and develop working relationships with other team members, customers and vendors
•Organized and structured attitude and process-oriented thinking
•High degree of motivation and personal identification with the respective task and project
•Excellent English skills, both written and verbal
•Experience with optical design software (e.g. ZEMAX, Code V, ASAP)
•Knowledge of MATLAB and Python
•Experience in space-flight industry, preferably with ESA or DLR projects
•Experience of working in clean room environment from ISO5 to ISO 8

Capital International Staffing Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


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