Senior Optical Engineer (m/f/d)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
Department Name: 
Technical Section
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Zip/Postal: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for the position of

Senior Optical Engineer (m/f/d)

for the development and support of astronomical instrumentation/telescope projects. The successful candidate will interact closely with AIP project teams and scientists, collaborating institutions and suppliers.

Your Tasks

  • Assist and design optical components, assemblies, sub-system, system solutions based on the system/subsystem functional and performance requirements and constraints, and the critical review of designs developed by other parties using best practice optical engineering principles and design tools.
  • Develop, analyse and validate manufacturing, assembly, integration and test, quality assurance and risk mitigation processes, procedures and safe practices for optical sub-systems and systems for complex instrumentation.
  • Lead the procurement, fabrication, testing, assembly, integration, and verification of optical systems/subsystems developed by 3rd parties.
  • Write mechanical design, analysis, training and maintenance documents for optical components and systems.
  • Assist in the specification and development of optical set-ups/systems for technology development and research activities.
  • Interact in a multi-disciplinary team involving optical, electronic, and software design and support staff.
  • Job responsibilities include leadership of the newly formed Optics Support Group within the Technical Section.

Your profile must include

  • A degree in optical engineering or equivalent (e.g. Bachelor or Master in Optical Engineering)
  • Significant experience in specification, design, optimisation and analysis of optical systems, including familiarity with ISO 10110
  • Significant expertise in the use of optical modelling and design tools (ZEMAX® OpticStudio)
  • Significant experience procuring, testing and verifying optical components and systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to collaborate efficiently and effectively with administrative, technical and scientific staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of multi-disciplinary (often international) teams in close collaboration with optical, electronic, software design and support staff
  • Proficiency in documenting designs, analysis, processes and procedures using MS Office software is highly desirable
  • Experience in assembling and aligning optical components and systems highly desirable
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and German proficiency is highly desirable
  • Experience in the design and development of optical/near IR astronomical instruments is desirable
  • Experience with team management is desirable
  • Experience with optical fibre based systems is a strong asset

The full call is availble at: https://www.aip.de/de/karriere/Stellenangebote/stellenangebote-1/senior-optical-engineer-m-f-d/

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Salary and social benefits are calculated based on the German public service scale TV-L and commensurate with qualifications and experience in relation to the position.
Included Benefits: 

Employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, maternity leave, and retirement benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Hakan Önel
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
Department Name: 
Technical Section
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Zip/Postal Code: 
14482
Email: 
bewerbung_2019-09@aip.de
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
2019-09
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Hakan Önel
Subject: 
Job ID 2019-09
Email: 
honel@aip.de