Safran Vectronix AG

Working at Safran Vectronix

Optical Design Engineer (f/m)

Job Description

We are interested in people who think and act creatively and in a team-orientated manner; people who will value a challenging future in an international environment. We would like to reinforce our R&D team with an

Optical Design Engineer (f/m)

The main tasks cover the following key points:

  • Elaborate complex optical concepts, lens designs, analyze tolerances and stray light
  • Working with system architects defining requirements
  • Understand and quantify how optical design impacts system level metrics like: signal to noise, manufacturing constraints and costs
  • Elaborate technical documentation such as verification test plans and reports for visible and infrared wavelengths (SWIR and LWIR)
  • Validate designs through proof of concepts, modelling and simulation, prototypes and tests including lab measurements
  • Working with process design team to develop manufacturing processes
  • Life cycle management support

Your qualifications:

  • Master or degree in Physics or Engineering or PhD or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record of professional experience (3 to 5 years) in optics design and simulation of complex optical systems
  • Profound experience with Zemax, CodeV and/or other optic design tools
  • Experience in specifying and/or designing thin-film optical coatings
  • Analytical and solution-oriented approach with structured problem solving capabilities
  • Working proficiency in international cross functional teams and strong communication skills in verbal and written German and English (French would be a plus)

You have a high level of commitment and flexibility and are a structured, reliable and team-oriented personality. We offer a variety of exciting projects to develop state of the art products and great benefits in an attractive area with modern working places. This position is based in Heerbrugg (north-eastern Switzerland). Sigrid Nagel is looking forward to receiving your written application: Christian Ban, Head of Development Unit Core Technologies Modules/ Optics, phone: +41 71 726 7445 will be pleased to provide any further information you may need regarding the tasks and responsibilities of the position.


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Sigrid Nagel

Human Recources in Switzerland

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