Optical Instrument Engineer

Job Description

Are you an experienced Optical Instrument Engineer and looking for an exciting new career in space?

Do you want to be part of a highly successful and innovative global space organisation making great advances in space exploration.

As Optical Instrument Engineer you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, excellent range of benefits and be responsible for:

  • Supporting the manufacturing, assembly and integration of optical instruments and sensors
  • Verification and validation of instruments including functional, performance and environmental tests
  • Design and analyse systems in visible, near and far IR bands
  • Working with mechanical, electrical and systems engineers developing instruments and sensors to produce fully working systems
  • Image analysis
  • Producing documentation relating to designs and testing
  • Working with bespoke and COT's suppliers of optical components and products
  • Work with the Laser Safety Officer to ensure safe conditions in test and manufacturing facilities

To be considered for the Optical Instrument Engineer you will need to:

  • Be educated to BSc or MSc or equivalent in in Physics or Engineering, preferably with optical emphasis
  • Be proficient in one or more software related to optical design and analysis, preferably Zemax
  • Have previous design and analysis of free space optical systems experience
  • Have good awareness of engineering standards (preferably ECSS)
  • Have good understanding of the environmental constraints for flight systems
  • Have experience with lasers
  • Have experience with Python and MATLAB
  • Need to be able to obtain and hold security clearance.


Bluestream Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and as an Employment Business for temporary / contract recruitment.