Senior Optical Engineer


For Thales Alenia Space, a successful provider of high-tech solutions, key technologies, systems and services,  we are in search of a Senior Optical Engineer with a strong background in Optical design and who has worked on reflective and refractive optical systems developments. 


  • Conceptual design, including trade-offs and first Order optical design
  • Detailed Optical Design comprising of aberrations and physical optical properties
  • Definition of optical specifications, including tolerances
  • Tolerance and Straylight analyes
  • Support to coating design and STOP analyses process
  • Polarization and transmission analyses
  • Establish technical documentation like design and analysisreports, specifications documents, technical
  • Support to optical systemsintegration and testing
  • Definition and guidance for qualification processes of optical components according to applicable standards
  • Collaboration in a multidisciplinary team, e.g., for mechanical, optomechanical,thermal and electrooptics aspects
  • Contribute product design configuration maintenance (EBOM)
  • Liaise with line manager and project core team


  • Degree in Physics or equivalent with relevant experience in the optical system design and development or in similar positions in the area of optical equipment design and simulation.
  • od understanding of Zemax simulation tool
  • Basic kledge of straylight analysis
  • Kledge of ASAP or FRED is of advantage
  • 5+ years’ industry experience (space industry is an advantage)
  • Strong communication skills and capability of working in international environment and excellent conceptual and analytical skills
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Pronounced self-motivation and commitment
  • Strong sense of responsibility and reliability
  • Ability to communicate fluently in both spoken and written English

Do not hesitate to apply and send an email to [email protected] afterward to highlight your interest!