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Optical Engineer

Ref: 14635540

Posted on 21 August 2020
Job Location
Noordwijk Zh
Contract Type
Posting

Functieprofiel

We are looking for a Optical Engineer (E3) to join our Modis Aerospace team, working onsite at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands.

Specific tasks to be performed:

  • Follow-up of the Instrument Optical Design Aspects and support the development of the Optical Modules by providing expert technical support to ESA projects and studies for the development of optical space instrumentation throughout all project phases;
  • Definition and review of all optical system engineering aspects, including requirements, both at system and subsystem level, internal and external interfaces, and engineering budgets;
  • Participating in project reviews and support the evaluation of procurement proposals;
  • Contribute to design/optical related performances improvement, in particular by identifying critical development problems and assisting in their resolution;
  • Develop mathematical modelling and simulations of optical instruments;
  • Support the definition and follow-up of Instrument on-ground calibration activities and of in-orbit commissioning.

General tasks to be performed:

  • Translation of optical payload performance requirements into optical systems specifications.
  • Conceptual design of optical systems, as telescopes, spectrometers.
  • Optical design analysis and verification including optical tolerances analyses.
  • Assessment of opto-mechanical layouts.
  • Definition of plans for experimental validation and calibration of optical systems.
  • Evaluation and analysis of test results.
  • Verification of high precision optical components technology developments.

Bedrijfsprofiel

Modis Aerospace is a specialized Engineering consultancy with more than 30 years’ experience providing aerospace Engineers to our key partners in The Netherlands. Modis is a long-standing business partner of the European Space Agency (ESA), with more than 120 employees recruited from across Europe currently supporting ESA’s activities.

About ESA-ESTEC

The European Space Agency (ESA) has sites in several European countries. The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) is the largest site and the technical heart of ESA. This nursery of European space activities is located in Noordwijk, Netherlands.

At ESTEC, about 2500 engineers, technicians and scientists work hands-on with mission design, spacecraft and space technology.

Almost all ESA projects - except launchers - are managed from ESTEC. In Noordwijk, people work on science missions, manned space missions, Earth observation, telecommunications and navigation satellites.

ESTEC provides extensive testing facilities to verify the proper operation of spacecraft, such as the Large Space Simulator (LSS), acoustic and electromagnetic testing bays, multi-axis vibration tables and the ESA Propulsion Laboratory (EPL).

Functie-eisen

To successfully perform the above mentioned tasks, the following background / experience is required:

  • PhD or Master in Physics or Optical Engineering.
  • At least 4 years of project and/or industrial experience in the design, engineering and testing of various types of optical instrumentation.
  • Good working knowledge of ZEMAX and/or CODE V (and preferably also ASAP).
  • Hands-on experience in optical manufacturing techniques, alignment and tolerancing.

Please send your CV to recruitmentaerospace@modis.com before 29/09/2020

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