Optical Designer

Job Details
  • 4015
  • Qioptiq
  • St Asaph
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Competitive salary + attractive benefits...

Optical Designer

Do you have experience of designing optical products and seeing them through to the manufacturing stage within a high precision environment?

If so, this is an incredible opportunity to join our world-renowned design team dedicated to creativity and innovation, working in a varied, interesting, and challenging environment.

Qioptiq are a growing, market leading business and have an outstanding reputation. For over 50 years at our site in St Asaph we have been producing some of the world’s best optronic solutions for a global customer base within the defence and aerospace industry.

If you are experienced, motivated and design focused, we can offer you a rewarding and technically demanding environment to excel in.

What will you do as an Optical Designer?

As an Optical Designer you will showcase a detailed knowledge of complex optical imaging systems and be responsible for developing original and innovative optical solutions. You will use fundamental coding skills to programme customised design and analysis scripts and will use range performance modelling software (e.g. NV-IPM, TRM4) to quantify system capability.

You will be responsible for products through the entire life cycle including defining target specifications with the customer, development of concepts, detailed design and analysis, through to support of the manufacturing, assembly and test processes.

Working as part of dynamic multifunctional project teams, you will take the lead on all aspects of optical design activities. When required you will be expected to use structured problem-solving techniques to allow projects to progress in a timely manner.

You will also be responsible for providing training and instruction to other Optical Designers where appropriate and for liaising with customers and suppliers on product specifications / performance matters.

What you will need in order to be considered for this Optical Designer vacancy?

  • An education to at least first-degree level, preferably in Physics / Optical Engineering / Optoelectronics
  • Proven experience designing products to tight tolerances
  • A technical background with strong analytical skills
  • The ability to work with and support the business group and other engineering functions
  • Strong attention to detail and good inter-personal skills
  • Experience of Microsoft Office e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Positive attitude to work and the ability to work well under pressure

What will you receive from Qioptiq?

As an Optical Designer you will be part of a world class design team within a global organisation where you will be supported to develop your career.

You will be employed on a permanent contract, working 36 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 8.15am to 16.45pm, and 8.15am to 12.15pm on a Friday.

A range of benefits are on offer, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (with company contribution)
  • Life Assurance at x8 salary
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Bonus plan (profit share)
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • On-site occupational health assistance

More about us:

Qioptiq’s outstanding global reputation exists thanks to our dedicated team of over 5,500 employees. We endeavour to achieve excellent communication throughout the company, focusing on encouraging personal development and supporting individuals to exploit their potential, actively promoting their quest for knowledge, enjoyment of continuous learning and participation in the life of our company.

All applications for this Optical Designer vacancy are to be submitted online.

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