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Senior Optical Designer

Job Title
Senior Optical Designer
Job ID
Zurich, Switzerland,  ZH CH-8803
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Senior Optical Designer


The Senior Optical Designer is to contribute towards activities within a worldwide end-to-end product development team focused on successfully developing, prototyping, and producing advanced opto-electronic components (optics + electronics + package). The position involves supporting projects through concept definition, detailed optical design, simulation and prototyping.



  • Work within a worldwide multidisciplinary development team to provide optical design solution to customer specifications.
  • Define design concepts and select key optical technologies in-line with requirements.
  • Optical modeling, and optical system performance simulation and verification.
  • Generate product documentation including optical design specifications, and optical design performances reports.
  • Perform engineering product verification to ensure compliance to requirements.
  • Cooperate with Project Leaders to assure design to be compliant with mechanical and manufacturing ground-rules.
  • Work well with diverse geographical team.


Ideal Skills:

  • Relevant engineering degree in optics (PhD preferred) with 5+ years industry experience.
  • Strong design experience in designing imaging optics (camera lens, projection optics, etc) and at least one of the following fields: non-imaging (beam shaping, illumination, concentration, collection, sensing, micro-lenses) and wave-optics (diffractive optics, structured light, micro-lenses).
  • Knowledge in optical and micro-optics technologies, materials, components, manufacturing processes, and constraints.
  • Hands-on experience in optical measurement.
  • Ability to travel worldwide.
  • Fluent in English, German is a plus.




  • Optical: Zemax, LightTools, other tools such as CODE V, TRACEPRO, FRED, and VirtualLab are a plus.
  • Scientific: Matlab. Python is a plus.
  • Data processing and statistical analysis: JMP, R, Matlab.


Required Skills

5+ years work experience in optics
Engineering degree in optics
English fluency
EU passport holder

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