Optical Systems Engineer - Permanent - UK

  • Job Location: England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 08/02/2021

Development of space-borne optical systems within a multidisciplinary team performing
optical instrument system design, being the technical point of contact for the relevant
optical system(s)

 Design and development of optical systems from concept through to manufacture, system
integration and verification
 Management of new optical solutions including the programmatic and technical aspects of
work packages relevant to area of expertise
 Define and own technical requirements specifications for optical payload systems and the
payload chain, including trade analysis of these requirements working closely with the
spacecraft system engineer to identify derived requirements
 Development planning, budget and schedule management
 Manage and ensure timely delivery of the complete Payload through the manufacturing
 ‘Hands-on’ with the payload and subsystems at all development stages, from prototypes
through to final assembly, integration and verification
 Ownership of risk registers and appropriate mitigation as agreed with the project manager
 The ability to pragmatically review and critique optical systems for application in space,
balancing technical requirements with programmatic and budget constraints.

Comprehensive knowledge of Optical Engineering, applied to space applications, coupled
with a working knowledge of other engineering disciplines e.g. electronics, opto-
mechanics, image processing and electro-optical device physics
 Knowledge and experience of other spacecraft systems would be an advantage
 Basic opto-mechanical knowledge to aid in optical system development
 Knowledge in materials and component selection, in the space domain
 ‘End to end’ Optical Engineering and Payload Chain knowledge/experience including
 Requirements Engineering and Trade offs
 Electro-opto-mechanical Design and Analysis
 Image Quality
 ‘Hands-On’ integration of Optical Systems (preferably including Space Systems)
 Validation and Verification, including testing
 Optical design experience with proficiency in Optic Studio (Zemax) is desirable

 Design and analysis software knowledge, such as SolidWorks, Ansys, SigFit, Python
 Self-motivated, creative, high attention to detail
 Knowledge of spacecraft systems / design would be an advantage including materials
 Knowledge of Quality Management mechanisms

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


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