Optical Engineer

Application deadline
Monday, May 18, 2020
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You will have the opportunity to provide engineering support to the Optics Section at the European Space Agency.

Tasks and Activities
  • Support integration and performance testing of optical instruments.
  • Participation to instrument design reviews.
  • Support of optical instrument developments including resolution of critical development problems.
  • Translation of optical payload performance requirements into optical systems specifications.
  • Conceptual design of optical systems, as telescopes, spectrometers.
  • Optical design analysis and verification including optical tolerances analyses.
  • Assessment of opto-mechanical layouts.
  • Definition of plans for experimental validation and calibration of optical systems.
  • Evaluation and analysis of test results.
  • Verification of high precision optical components technology developments.
Skills and Experience
  • You have a PhD or Msc Engineering in Optical Engineering or Physics with at least 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • You have project and/or industrial experience in the design, engineering and testing of various types of optical instrumentation.
  • You have good working knowledge of ZEMAX and/or CODE V (and preferably also ASAP).
  • You have hands-on experience in optical manufacturing techniques, alignment and tolerancing.


Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.

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