Optical Engineer

  • Hardware Engineering
  • Medior
  • Den Haag, Utrecht

Do you believe that technology can make a big impact on business and society? Are you an Optical Engineer with a huge passion for spacecraft systems? Do you want to help shaping the development of Europe’s space project work? Then join our team of Innovation Makers as an Optical Engineer!

Altran Italy is looking for an Optical Engineer to be involved in the Aviation, Space & Defense (ASD) Division in The Netherlands. The candidate we are looking for will operate in the Engineering Support to the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality of ESA.

What you will do 

  • 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 including resolution of critical development problems.

What you will bring

  • Master’s degree in Physics or Optical Engineering
  • 2 -5 years of proven experience in Project and/or industrial experience in the design, engineering, testing and verification of various types of optical instrumentation.
  • Experience with space project work and operations in a cleanroom environment market
  • Solid experience in precision optical measurements at system, sub-assembly and component level
  • Good knowledge or experience in the use and application of the ISO 9000 series or ISO 17025 standard for quality management of test laboratories
  • Understanding of ZEMAX and/or CODE V (and preferably also ASAP)
  • Optical manufacturing techniques, alignment and tolerancing

What we will offer

  • A permanent contract with a competitive salary
  • A variable bonus plan
  • A mobility budget
  • Flexible secondary conditions
  • Extensive training programs through our Altran Academy
  • A yearly personal innovations budget

About Altran

As global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, we work side by side with our clients in the creation and development of new products and services. We are on the cutting edge of technology and have established ourselves as the go-to partner for technical innovation and process improvement. Altran is proud to be the leader in its field.  


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