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Principal Optical Engineer

Principal Optical Engineer

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We are looking for a Principal or Staff Optical Engineer to join a NeuroTech start-up on a mission to positively change the world. This is a unique chance to join a company building a “Tech for Good” platform that could benefit millions of peoples live through improved ways of imaging, understanding, and working with the human brain.
Why join?

  • Work on cutting edge technology in Neurotechnology / Brain Imaging with huge potential for a positive impact on the world
  • Work with an expert team of passionate scientists and engineers in a collaborative and dynamic atmosphere
  • Market leading salaries and stock options with a well-backed early stage DeepTech Start-Up with huge potential
  • Other Benefits: 25 Days Holiday, Breakfast and snacks provided, some WFH flexibility, promising career growth opportunities

The ideal candidate will be a highly technical and experienced Principal Optical Engineer with 7+ years of industry experience. This role will offer a candidate a unique opportunity to apply knowledge and experience in Optical, Opto-mechanical or Opto-electronic Projects. This position is suitable for someone who is highly technical and would enjoy working collaborative in an R&D and Manufacturing settings.
Principal Optical Engineer
Salary: £Competitive + Excellent Stock Options / Benefits Package
Location: Office in Farringdon (some WFH flexibility)
Desirable Experience:

  • MSc / PhD in Optics, Physics, Medical Imaging or a related field.
  • 7 years+ of hands-on industry experience (or equivalent) in optical design and engineering.
  • Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation using solid engineering principles and adhering to business standards and product requirements.
  • Proven experiences working on Infrared lasers (IR Lasers).
  • Good working experience in Software-orientated systems.
  • Understanding of Mechanical and Electrical designs associated with Optical systems.
  • Strong knowledge on optical safety compliance, e.g. IEC 60825-1.
  • Experience in the full product development cycle of optical systems from R&D through to manufacture.
  • Knowledge of electronic interfacing and electro-optic modelling.
  • Experience with interferometers, optical test & alignment equipment, and metrology methods.
  • Familiar with optical driving circuitry and optical detection technology.
  • A solid grasp of engineering and fundamental physics to understand the broader design and development considerations of complex instrumentation.
  • Experience managing equipment and projects, including specification development, supplier selection, technical reviews, and tooling installation.

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