Senior Optical Engineer

6. September 2022


Referenz-Nr.: 17872
Arbeitsort: Zurich
Anstellung: Festanstellung

For Thales Alenia Space, a successful provider of high-tech solutions, key technologies, systems and services,  we are in search of a Senior Optical Engineer with a strong background in Optical design and who has worked on reflective and refractive optical systems developments. Tasks:

  • Conceptual design, including trade-offs and first Order optical design

  • Detailed Optical Design comprising of aberrations and physical optical properties

  • Definition of optical specifications, including tolerances

  • Tolerance and Straylight analyes

  • Support to coating design and STOP analyses process

  • Polarization and transmission analyses

  • Establish technical documentation like design and analysisreports, specifications documents, technical

  • Support to optical systemsintegration and testing

  • Definition and guidance for qualification processes of optical components according to applicable standards

  • Collaboration in a multidisciplinary team, e.g., for mechanical, optomechanical,thermal and electrooptics aspects

  • Contribute product design configuration maintenance (EBOM)

  • Liaise with line manager and project core team


  • Degree in Physics or equivalent with relevant experience in the optical system design and development or in similar positions in the area of optical equipment design and simulation.

  • Good understanding of Zemax simulation tool

  • Basic knowledge of straylight analysis

  • Knowledge of ASAP or FRED is of advantage

  • 5+ years’ industry experience (space industry is an advantage)

  • Strong communication skills and capability of working in international environment and excellent conceptual and analytical skills

  • Problem solving attitude

  • Pronounced self-motivation and commitment

  • Strong sense of responsibility and reliability

  • Ability to communicate fluently in both spoken and written English 

Do not hesitate to apply and send an email to afterward to highlight your interest!