Optical Engineer (18-11-045)

Job Description

We are looking for an Optical Engineer for our client ESTEC. You will be part of the Optical Engineering support team and will work on a variety of tasks, including:

  • 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.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A Masters Degree in Optical Engineering or Physics.
  • Minimum of 4 years' project and/or industrial experience in the design, engineering and testing of various types of optical instrumentation.
  • Good working knowledge of ZEMAX and/or CODE V (and preferably also ASAP).
  • Hands-on experience in optical manufacturing techniques, alignment and tolerancing.


Work Location

Noordwijk, Netherlands


Start of Work: December 2018

Application Deadline: 22 October 2018

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit for the above-mentioned work location.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to career@solenix.ch before the application deadline 22 October 2018.