Optical Design And Development Engineer

My client, based in Livingston, is an exciting SME working at the cutting edge of technology, they manufacture a proprietary technology which is both at the forefront of the field and highly desirable. The organisation is thriving, having recently won several new contracts, they have been expanding and have been experiencing a period of growth which is set to continue. This is a fantastic place to grow your career in an innovate environment where the technology is central.

As a Design and Development Engineer you will work on all product stages including research & development, design for manufacture and testing. Reporting to the Technical Director you will work closely within the technology team to design and fabricate components delivering innovation and excellence.


  • Perform full lifecycle product development (design, develop, test prototypes, manufacture and qualification)
  • Design optical integrated circuit systems and components that meet the needs and requirements of our customers
  • Produce outline designs and new concepts
  • Conduct experiments methodically, analyse data and interpret results
  • Test and evaluate theoretical designs
  • Develop and evolve in-house design software
  • Evaluate final product’s overall performance, reliability and safety

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Solid technical background in photonics, particularly optical waveguides
  • Working experience of design simulation of waveguides
  • Familiarity with commercial optical design software packages such as BEAMPROP
  • Mathematical computing and analysis tools knowledge (e.g. Matlab, Python, Visual Basic, C)
  • Experience with optical test requirements
  • Technical writing skills
  • Masters/PhD/Eng.D in Physics or Engineering

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