Development Engineer Optical Products (m/f)

  • Development Engineer Optical Products (m/f)

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    For one of our clients we are currently recruiting for a Development Engineer Optical Products (m/f).

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 focused 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

  • Responsibility as Technical Supply Manager (TSM) for optical subsystems and components for present and future European and German space projects);
  • Definition and conduction of trade studies to support optical design decisions;
  • \Definition technical specifications for optical systems, subsystems and equipment;
  • Define, build and test specific EGSEs;
  • Coordination and Cooperation with suppliers and vendors;
  • Definition of optical verification, integration and alignment strategies, and establishment of error budgets;
  • Close cooperation with other technical disciplines (mechanical design, thermal structural engineering, systems engineering, Assembly Integration Test);
  • Responsible for the technical interface to technical managers, customers and subcontractors.


  • University degree or equivalent qualification in optics, physics, engineering or related technical discipline with at least 5 years of professional experience in industry;
  • Good knowledge in the field of optics with expertise in fabrication and mounting of components such as mirrors, lenses, coatings for applications in the field of telescopes, spectrometers and interferometers;
  • Good knowledge of the relevant European industry suppliers of optical components and subsystems;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral written communication skills, with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary, 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.

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.