Optical Lead Engineer

  • Reference DEB-HP-4000
  • Location Munich, Germany
  • Closing date 28 February 2019
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Caring about space experts like you for more than 35 years. Matchmaking the best candidates for engineering, scientific and administrative positions at our customers. Investing in you to support the development of the European space industry. This is HE Space. We are currently looking for an Optical Lead Engineer to support our customer in Germany.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities                  

As part of a dynamic team, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • 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.

Skills & Experience

You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

  • University degree or equivalent qualification in optics, physics, engineering or related technical discipline with at least 5 years of professional experience, specific PhD preferred;
  • 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;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

This job is located in Munich. We welcome applicants who are available from February 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English) to Mr Leandros Foteinias clicking on the button “Apply for this job” ASAP but no later than 28-Feb-19 quoting job DEB-HP-4000.

An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!

Please note: Due to work permit requirements for this position, please apply only if you are citizen of a European Union state or if you are eligible to obtain a work permit for Germany.

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Leandros Foteinias
Leandros Foteinias
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  • + 31 71 341 7513
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