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Optical Engineer (gn)

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.

As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare’s hardest challenges and advance what is possible.

Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere—we strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.

Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture—our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential. 

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let’s advance the world of minimally invasive care.


Job Description

Primary function of the position:

The Optical Engineer has a deep knowledge in technical optics. The engineer identifies new technologies for testing and production of optical components. The engineer is responsible for scouting, introducing, and testing of new manufacturing capability for optical components. The engineer is responsible for introduction, development, and testing of measurement systems and techniques. Additionally, the engineer is responsible for measurement and evaluation of new optical components. The engineer also acts as a cross-departmental contact for optic related questions, such as optical measurement methods or quality assessment of optical components.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Introduction and refinement of measurement techniques and equipment for product testing, qualification and validation.
  • Development of new optical measurement methods (that can also be used within production processes).
  • Performance of optical measurements for new and existing products.
  • Support development with optical tests to qualify and verify quality and performance of
    optical systems together with international partners (external and internal).
  • Scouting of new production techniques for optical components
  • Performance testing and refinement of existing production techniques for optical components as well as introduction and refinement of new production techniques for optical components.
  • Interaction with potential suppliers and development partners
  • Cross-functional interaction to review the compatibility of production techniques with existing production facilities and designs
  • Support data analyze during product testing, qualification and validation.
  • Cross-departmental contact for optic related questions, such as optical measurement methods or quality assessment of optical components.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and accurately (written and oral) across all levels and functions, including presenting to a technical audience.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • BE or BS with a minimum of 5 years, or ME/MS with a minimum of 3 years work experience. Physics, optical Engineering, Microsystems Engineering or equivalent. Professional work experience in measurement of optical and opto-electrical products preferred. 
  • Deep knowledge in technical optics.
  • Experience in optical measurement techniques (preferred: implementation and application)
  • Experience in optical or microsystem manufacturing techniques (preferred: lens manufacturing and coating)
  • Knowledge in automatization of measurements and analysis (preferred: Python skills)
  • Knowledge of lens manufacturing processes (preferred)
  • Experience with optical simulation software (preferred)
  • Experience with CAD software (preferred).
  • Hands-on engineering with the proven ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Capability in all phases of the product development lifecycle including design, implementation, debug, verification, qualification, and transfer
  • Excellent documentation and technical skills and the ability to communicate in German and English at all levels of the organization, both verbally and in writing
  • Work well in a multi-cultural team environment, including team members in remote locations
  • Willingness to travel for several days within Germany, Europe and USA is assumed (up to approx. 10% per year)

Additional Information

Intuitive ist ein Arbeitgeber, der gleiche und gerechte Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten bietet. Wir bieten allen qualifizierten Bewerbern und Mitarbeitern gleiche Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten, unabhängig von ethnischer Herkunft, Geschlecht, Schwangerschaft, sexueller Orientierung, Geschlechtsidentität, nationaler Herkunft, Hautfarbe, Alter, Religion, geschütztem Veteranenstatus, Behindertenstatus, genetischen Informationen oder einem anderen Status, der nach den geltenden Gesetzen auf Bundes-, Landes- oder lokaler Ebene geschützt ist, und verbieten jegliche Form von Diskriminierung und Belästigung.

Gemäß den „Fair Chance“-Gesetzen berücksichtigen wir qualifizierte Bewerber, die verhaftet wurden oder Vorstrafen haben, für offene Stellen.

Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time

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