Development Engineer Optical Design & Analyses (m/f)

  • Development Engineer Optical Design & Analyses (m/f)

    Start date ASAP

    For one of our clients we are currently recruiting for a Development Engineer Optical Design Analyses (m/f) for their location in Munich, Germany.

Job overview

Our client is a medium-sized space company and is system prime for complex scientific instruments, small satellites and space missions. Their site just outside of Munich, Germany, is focussed on the design, development and integration of optical payloads for a wide variety of space missions.

In this position you will support the department Optical Systems and you will have the possibility to work on international projects to develop advanced solutions for space.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the design and development of optical systems and products for present and future European and German space missions;
  • Conduction of the optical design, analysis and tolerancing from early concept to the final product;
  • Definition and conduction of trade studies to suggest principal optical design choices and drive design decisions;
  • Derivation of technical requirements for optical systems, sub-systems and components;
  • Definition of optical verification methods, integration and alignment strategies, and establishment of error and performance budgets;
  • Information exchange with customers and subcontractors at the technical level;
  • Close cooperation with other technical disciplines (mechanical design, thermal structural engineering, systems engineering, Assembly Integration Test).


  • University degree or equivalent qualification in optics, physics, engineering or related technical discipline with at least 5 years of professional experience;
  • Sound knowledge in the field of optics with advanced expertise in conceptual optical design, simulation, tolerancing and analysis (including straylight analysis), especially in the field of imaging systems, telescopes, spectrometers and interferometers (both refractive and reflective);
  • Experience with optical design software (e.g. ZEMAX, Code V, ASAP);
  • Advanced experience in the interface to relevant engineering discipline;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral written communication skills, with the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and multi-language team;
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport, build trust, and develop excellent working relationships with other team members, customers and vendors;
  • System and process-oriented thinking;
  • Excellent English skills, both written and verbal.

What do we offer

ATG Europe offers excellent working conditions and provides you with all the necessary means to further your career. We believe that training and education, combined with regular assessments and a personal development plan, will create the best environment for growth. If needed we also assist you with settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children. ATG will help in any way it can, including a relocation budget that is applicable for ATG staff as well as employees working at one of our clients.