Optical Communications R&D Engineer F/H

Company Details

Cailabs is a French deep tech company that designs, manufactures and sells innovative photonics products for telecommunications and industrial lasers.

Who are we ?

Founded in 2013, Cailabs is a French deep tech company that designs, manufactures and sells innovative photonics products for telecommunications and industrial lasers. With a leadership in complex light shaping, its technology is currently covered by 19 patents. Its innovative components play a role in a variety of fields, from aeronautical wiring to factory premises networks, not forgetting additive manufacturing or its contribution to several world records (in particular the fiber optic throughput record held by Japanese operator KDDI).

The company, which addresses a worldwide market, has won several awards, most notably the EY Born Global Award for its international dimensions, the Pass FrenchTech prize for its growth in excess of 100% year on year and the DeepTech4Good Industry 4.0 award for the importance the company gives to technological leadership.

Cailabs, based in Rennes, has raised €16.6 M since its creation and has +50 staff.

So, would you like to join us?

Job description

Within the Technical Department and under the responsibility of the Technical Director, you will be in charge of multiple optical research and development projects and improvements of existing products focused on free space laser communications.

Your main duties are to :

  • Carry out optical design and prototyping studies for various projects;
  • Conduct performance validation tests and experiments;
  • Design and integration of optical systems & subsystems;
  • Participate in the improvement of the performance and production processes of existing products;
  • Provide and update technical documentation (drawings, specifications, procedures and design files) during the development and industrialisation phases.

Esssential skills

You have at least 3 years experience (including thesis) in the development of optical technologies (including academic research).

You have developed skills in design, assembly, alignment and measurement of free space optical systems as well as in programming (modelling, interfacing or data analysis).

You will have experience in the use of numerical tools for optical modelling.

You have the ability to talk with your team about your technical projects in fluent English.

Nice to have :

You master the different phases of product development, from prototype to industrialisation.

You have experience with Python for interfacing various equipment.

You are comfortable working in a team as well as independently.
Your ability to synthesise and your proactivity are qualities that you are recognised for.

Required languages

Anglais – Level advanced
Français – Level Intermediate

Tagged as: optical design, optical technologies, optical systems and subsystems

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