Optical Engineer

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Main Responsibilities

Follow-up of optical instrument design aspects and support to the development of optical subsystems:

  • Provision of expert technical support to ESA projects and studies for the development of optical space instrumentation throughout all project phases- definition and review of all optical system engineering aspects, including requirements, both at system and subsystem level, internal and external interfaces, and engineering budgets- participation in project reviews.
  • Evaluation of procurement proposals.
  • Contribution to design/optical related performance improvement, in particular, by identifying critical development problems and assisting in their resolution.
  • Development of mathematical models and simulations of optical instruments;
    • Contribution to lab activities.
  • 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.

Successful Candidate

  • Master or PhD in Physics or Optical Engineering.
  • Minumum 4 years relevant experience in Optical Payload Systems.
  • Experience in design of optical systems, as telescopes, spectrometers.
  • Experience in optical space instrumentation throughout all project phases.
  • Fluent English, B2 or higher. Knowledge of any other European Level is an advantage.
  • Team work capability, capacity to work independently and developed critical jugement.

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