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Optical Development Engineer

Central Scotland   •  Permanent, Full time

Are you an experienced Optical Design and Development Engineer looking for a new exciting opportunity?

We are currently looking for an Optical Development Engineer to join a leading company based in West Lothian.

As the Optical Development Engineer you will be working on all product stages including research and development, design for manufacture and testing of 3D optical components.


Your duties as the Optical Design and Development Engineer will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Reporting to the Technical Director, you will be working closely with the technology team to design and fabricate waveguide-based components delivering innovation to my client's customers.

2. You will be responsible for performing full life-cycle product development, including design, develop, test, manufacture and qualification.

3. As the optical design engineer, you will design and develop optical integrated circuit systems and components. You will need to have hands on experience using lasers and experience in laser inscription or laser machining.

4. Additionally, alongside design and development, you will be responsible for producing outline designs and new concepts, as well as prepare and produce reports and documentation.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Optical Development Engineer we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant Masters or PhD in Physics or Engineering as well as a solid technical background in photonics and optical waveguides.

2. A working knowledge and practical experience with commercial optical design software packages such as BEAMPROP and experience with optical test requirements is required.

3. Proven industry experience in direct write laser technology or laser machining as well as experience of design simulation of waveguides is also essential.

Key Words: Optical Design and Development Engineer | RF Development Engineer | Radio Frequency | Photonics | Laser Engineering | Telecoms | Physics | Optics | Research and Development | Laser Inscription

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Hyper Recruitment Solutions
  • Contact: Debra Fong
  • Phone: 0131 202 9700
  • Reference: J5630977
  • Posted: 8th October 2019
  • Expires: 5th November 2019

Hyper Recruitment Solutions

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