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R&D Engineer

We're looking for an R&D Optical Engineer who shares our passion and drive for success. We're seeking innovators who can collaborate with our dynamic, entrepreneurial team in a fast-paced start-up environment, and who will welcome new challenges. The ideal candidate will be a problem-solver with a real passion for optical engineering.

Job description

Our company is rapidly evolving and expanding, with a culture based on teamwork, curiosity and innovation. You’ll be based at our Edinburgh offices in our state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities, working with industry experts solving problems, and pushing technical boundaries every day.


On a day-to-day basis you will be tasked with generating design packages analysing new ideas relevant to complex optical systems, including athermal imaging systems, laser product design and non-linear optics. You will part of our R&D team focusing on new research and generating and testing new ideas in the lab and through simulation.

Qualifications and experience


  • Practical experience and understanding of laser alignment

  • Experience with designing and modelling of complex optical systems, preferably using OpticStudio

  • Excellent analytical skills with an eye for detail and accuracy

  • Ability to interpret detailed technical information and convey to colleagues and stakeholders

  • Ability to multitask

  • Work well within a team and interfacing with customers

  • Degree in STEM subject

  • Eligibility to work full-time in the UK


  • PhD or MSc in relevant field in Physics or Engineering

  • Experience in 3D design software packages: Solidworks, SolidEdge etc.

  • Software experience in Python, C++, OpticStudio, COMSOL

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