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Senior/ Principal Optical Designer (m/w/d)

Req ID: J2227973

  • Location
    Jena, Thuringia, Germany
  • Category Design Services Group
  • Posted Friday, July 3, 2020
  • Time Type Full time
  • Job Type Permanent Employee

Job Description

Jabil Optics Germany (, a subsidiary of Jabil Circuit Inc., Florida, is a leading provider of Optical design services for 3D sensing, augmented and virtual reality, and advanced camera systems. In an international team, Jabil Optics Germany develops innovative customized opto-electronics modules for new generation products in Consumer Lifestyle, Automotive and Industrial.

For our R&D location in Jena, Germany, we are seeking a

Senior/ Principal Optical Designer (m/f/d)


  • Creating optical designs for complex optoelectronic systems

  • Design for manufacture and design for costs

  • Development of optical basic concepts for customer quotations and cost calculation

  • Close cooperation with the (global) engineering teams and support of the project manager and system architect in conception phase

  • Assistance in production process, assembly and measurement

  • Exploring new application and technology fields: analysis of the state-of-the-art/ involvement in trade fairs and congresses around the world/ networking with research institutes and partners

  • Technical guidance of the optical design team and development of new methodologies for physical simulation and design


  • Master's degree in optical engineering or equivalent

  • +5 years’ experience in creating complex optical system design in industrial environment

  • Expert in one simulation software (ZEMAX, CodeV)

  • Solid fundamental knowledge of methods such as tolerance and reflex calculation, simulation, light technology, temperature analysis, creation of data sheets

  • Tool/ software programming (ZEMAX, CodeV)

  • Expert knowledge in optical math’s calculation

  • Self-organized and analytical work culture

  • Expert business and technical English proficiency

  • Willingness to travel world-wide (about 10%)


  • Very innovative projects with interesting customers (world market leaders as well as start-ups)

  • Personal development opportunities in an international environment

  • Flexible working hours and flat hierarchies

  • Attractive compensation

  • A friendly work atmosphere with a high level of employee satisfaction

  • Supported health and sporting activities

  • Subsidized pension and disability insurance

  • Welcoming and pleasant living environment in the family-friendly science city Jena


Jabil Optics Germany GmbH

Ms. Anna-Josefine Sonntag, HR

Carl-Pulfrich-Str. 5d

07745 Jena, Germany

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