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Optical Development Engineer m/f

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Optocap, Location Livingston

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This is what you can expect

  • Contribute to all aspects of optical design and optical performance within a product development environment across multiple applications in different industries and take responsibility for various stages of the product design, from concept feasibility through to full-scale manufacturing of optoelectronic modules
  • Manage optical design and simulation as well as component package design, ensuring hands-on process operations
  • Support assembly process development
  • Assist with new product introductions
  • Initiate and chair regular project meetings and design reviews
  • Actively interact with customers (including conference calls etc.) and suppliers to turn innovation into reality and ensure smooth product development (as to time, quality, cost)

This is what we expect

  • Optics/engineering/science degree
  • Several years of relevant industrial experience (semiconductor and/or optical component manufacturing)
  • Proven track record in optics design and related applications (optical component/system design)
  • Proficiency with Zemax optical design software as well as with SolidWorks or similar mechanical design software (preferably with thermal/stress modelling experience)
  • Familiarity with techniques and equipment used in the assembly of semiconductor-level micro- and opto-electronic components as well as with Design for Manufacturing, FMEA, DOE
  • Broad knowledge of the following assembly processes: wafer saw, epoxy and solder die attach, wirebond, package sealing, encapsulation, surface mount
  • Basic understanding of materials properties relating to packaging (e.g. thermal expansion, thermal conductivity) as well as of process engineering, yield improvement and SPC
  • Good project management abilities (including generating and maintaining project plans) across a wide range of industrial product technologies
  • Service-oriented working style, even under tight deadlines, along with strong communication skills

Why you should choose us

  • Our flexible working hours scheme and comprehensive holidays package help you to better balance your work and personal life.
  • We actively support our employees in their personal and professional advancement with a wide range of internal seminars and our management development programs.


We look forward to receiving your application, indicating your salary expectations and earliest possible start date. Please apply online via the "apply online" button. The TÜV NORD GROUP is committed to equal opportunities and to promoting diversity among its workforce. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. JobID: 2018OPT9807 


Individual career planning and development, exciting challenges and a lot of room for creativity: This makes the working environment at the TÜV NORD GROUP special and allows us to provide excellent solutions for people, technology and the environment in more than 70 countries throughout the world. We act responsibly, combine sustainability, innovation and cooperativeness and appreciate diversity as a source of inspiration within our company. Come and join our team!

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Contact person

Optocap Ltd.
Stephen Robertson, Tel. +447703345957