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Senior Staff Engineer, Optical Designer - System Engineering (m/f/d) - Jena, Germany

Senior Staff Engineer, Optical Designer - System Engineering (m/f/d)

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Position Type

Research & Development

Working time

  • Regular Fulltime

Place of employment


What we offer:

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Within the design and development of spectral sensor solutions:
  • Design system-level optical simulation models. Perform extensive optical and light behavior analysis. Interpret and report on results including recommendations on optimization
  • Defining and implementing optical systems with internal and external partners
  • Define design concepts and select key optical technologies in-line with requirements
  • Generating product documentation including optical design specifications, and optical design performances reports
  • Planning and supervision of laboratory measurements for sensor characterization
  • Perform engineering product verification to ensure compliance to requirements
  • Cooperate with Project Leaders to assure design to be compliant with mechanical and manufacturing ground-rules
  • Work well with diverse geographical team

Your education and experiences

  • Masters or PhD in Physics, Optics, Optical Engineering or related field of study
  • Experience in optical design of imaging systems.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience preferred. Experience with microoptics (MLA) and consumer electronic systems is beneficial.
  • Knowledge in optical and micro-optics technologies and materials also an advantage
  • Self-motivated, creative problem solver, to participate in a cross functional development team
  • Willingness to travel worldwide
  • Fluent in English
  • Main tools: Zemax & LightTools
  • Data processing and statistical analysis, e.g. Matlab or Python.
  • Preferred experience of mechanical construction of semiconductor packages
  • Experience in biomedical imaging highly welcome.
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