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Optical Development Engineer (Senior Staff Engineer) Automotive

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Position Type

Research & Development

Working time

  • Regular Fulltime

Place of employment


What we offer:

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Defining and implementing optical labs and systems with internal and external partners
  • Perform basic and complex optical system and light solution designs, experiments and analyses
  • Benchmark (active) optical components like edge and surface emitting lasers, avalanche photo diodes and image sensors.
  • Design system-level optical simulation models.
  • Perform extensive optical and light behavior analysis.
  • Interpret and report on results including recommendations on optimization.
  • Be an innovator and thought leader; regularly develop and protect new IP through patent filings

Your education and experiences

  • Masters or PhD in Physics, Optics, Optical Engineering or related field of study
  • Minimum 5 years' experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of optics, optical science, light transmitters and receivers
  • Understanding of VCSEL devices physics is
  • Hands-on experience with building optical labs
  • Hands-on experience with modeling complex optical systems and light behavior analysis using common industry tools (Zemax, TracePro)
  • Taking initiative, be enthusiastic and drive
  • Independent thinker, taking ownership, resilient and persistent
  • Self-motivated, creative problem solver, to participate in a cross functional development team
  • Affinity with the automotive business / OEM environment, with a high and contagious curiosity
  • Focused on quality
  • Fluent in English, German is an asset
  • Customer oriented with good communication skills
  • Willingness to travel and work in intercultural and interdisciplinary teams

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