Optical Systems Engineer (80 – 100%)

Schlieren, Switzerland


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Your main functions:

  • Technical responsibility for optical functions in the product development of opto-mechatronic systems with a focus on illumination and imaging systems in microscopy and fluorescence measurement technology
  • Providing support in the initial stages of a project as a technical expert in customer meetings and workshops, and in project planning
  • Advising customers in defining the requirements for products and projects
  • Developing optical systems from the initial concept through prototypes to series production using state-of-the-art development tools and a well-equipped laboratory environment
  • Preparing the technical documentation during the development phase for procurement and production
  • Close collaboration in an interdisciplinary and international team of developers, with suppliers and external customers
  • Supporting the in-house advance development of technology and the further improvement of laboratory equipment and development processes

Your Profile :

  • Several years of experience in the design and industrialization of technical optical systems
  • Extensive knowledge of optical detectors and light sources, especially LEDs, Lasers and optical detectors
  • In-depth knowledge of measurement technology and data analysis, able to setup and test functional models
  • Sound proficiency in Zemax and data analysis tools, such as Matlab
  • Knowledge of the tools and methods for requirements engineering, agile project management and lean management, and a design thinking approach would be an advantage
  • University degree in technology/science, preferably with a master’s degree or doctorate and with a specialization in technical optics
  • Experience in the development of medical or IVD products to ISO13485 standard or in the field of biochemistry for clinical diagnostics would be an advantage
  • Ability to communicate fluently in both spoken and written English and German
  • You enjoy working as part of a team and dealing with customers
  • Well-developed quality awareness, responsibility and a high level of commitment
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time

Volpi Group

Volpi is a privately owned company with locations in Zurich, Switzerland and Auburn, NY USA. Our core competencies are in systems engineering, development, production and life cycle management of customer-specific OEM subsystems. We are at the forefront of optical module development and manufacturing, which enables our industry leading OEM-customers to realize advantages in speed, accuracy, quality, up time and cost with their instruments.

What We Offer

The potential for growth in a dynamic and international environment. A wide variety of responsibilities with the opportunity to work independently and collaboratively in teams. A highly motivated and supportive environment with entrepreneurial spirit. Professional development opportunities in an expanding industry requiring technical excellence and ingenuity. Our benefits package is considered to be in the top 10% for companies of any size.