Optical Engineer (German Speaking)

Job Reference: GTL-2018-02-111

Location: Germany

Our client based in Germany is seeking an Optical Engineer.

It is mandatory that the candidate speaks and understands German.


  • Development, implementation and validation of a performance assessment test bench and tools for space borne optical instruments encompassing both passive (EO/IR imaging systems, spectrometers) and active (LIDAR) instruments
  • Elaboration  of verification strategies for remote sensing optical systems in thermal environment
  • Specification, procurement, validation and operation of state of the art optical ground support equipment (OGSE)
  • Calibration of optical test bench for optical instrument performance or components
  • Assessment of test and verification plans for optical systems, subsystems and equipment
  • Test planning and performance on optical systems under ambient and simulated space thermal environment
  • Close cooperation with other technical disciplines (mechanical design, thermal & structural dynamics engineering, systems engineering, AIT)
  • Publications and conference contributions


  • University degree or equivalent qualification in optics, physics, engineering or related technical discipline with at least 5 years of professional experience, specific PhD preferred

Skills and Experience:

  • Substantial  knowledge in remote sensing, remote sensing systems and their performance evaluation
  • Good knowledge in the field of optical modelling, simulation, analysis and aberration (including stray light analysis), especially in the field of telescopes, spectrometers and interferometers
  • Experience with optical labs, extensive and profound skills on optical setups, measurements, and data processing
  • Experience with optical design software (e.g. ZEMAX, Code V, ASAP)
  • Experience in assessing effect of environmental conditions on optical systems
  • Excellent English skills, both written and verbal
  • 'Speaking and understanding' level of German language
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual team
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport, build trust, and develop excellent working relationships with other team members, customers and vendors

Optional Skills:

  • Advanced programming skills (MATLAB, Python)
  • Experience of working in clean room environment from ISO 8 to ISO 5