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Senior Optical Designer – Machine Vision

Mainz, Germany

Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics products for R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical and biomedical markets around the globe.

For supporting our efforts within the European Market Edmund Optics is looking for a

Senior Optical Designer – Machine Vision

A design position, which incorporates optical design and optical tolerancing for internal and external custom product developments.

Essential Functions:

  • Execute both feasibility studies and full optical designs, for internal and external custom product developments. Provide support to customers needing assistance developing the specifications of their optical systems
  • Assess customer functional requirements to gauge design considerations
  • Design evaluation and tolerance for manufacturability of internal and external custom product developments
  • Development of design and analysis tools and procedures
  • Assist in development of other design engineers
  • Presentation of design results and analysis of performance
  • Participate in Design Reviews
  • Peer review fellow designers work
  • Support internal technical training efforts
  • Attend training
  • Support document control
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Team up with the internal design and engineering resources around the globe
  • Build out network within the regional and international optical design community and continuously enhance skills expertise in the fields of optical design and related


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Your profile:

  • Education/Experience: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in optical sciences, physics or equivalent experience; ten (10) or more years experience in the optical industry; five (5) or more years related to imaging lens design
  • Proficiency in optical principles and optical design and/or proficiency in opto-mechanical design
  • Understanding of basic mechanical principles
  • Understanding of manufacturing and assembly techniques
  • Proficiency in optical design software (i.e. Zemax, CodeV, Fred)
  • Knowledge of industry products and applications
  • Understanding of document control and best engineering practices
  • Fluent in English and German, additional languages are a plus
  • Great communication, organization, and math skills
  • Motivated and self-starter 
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time; ability to travel; work in office setting

We offer a versatile, challenging and self-dependent position at competitive conditions within our dynamic and successful corporation and operating in a growing and future-proof industry. You will have the opportunity to work with highly motivated and open-minded people, self-driven and with a great team spirit and can expect a high level of responsibility and strong impact in an entrepreneurial environment. Workplace will be in Mainz.

If you are interested, please address your complete application including your salary expectation to: Edmund Optics GmbH, Isaac-Fulda-Allee 5, 55124 Mainz, Germany; Attn. Martin Weinacht, or [email protected]

Contact Information

Martin Weinacht
Director of European Programs
+49 6131 57000

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