Principal Optical Engineer

Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance, and as a minimum be living in the UK 5 years. .

Working: Possible Flexible and some remote working potentials.

"Gold level accreditation for the investors in people award! A testament to the success and value throughout the company!" The company have been recognised as a fantastic business to work for and additionally value employee recognition and are proud members of the 5% club, building and developing their workforce throughout!

The successful candidate will join our world class Optical Engineering Team as a Principal Optical Engineer, where they will help the Team deliver leading-edge solutions into the global defence sector. The extensive product range includes electro-optic targeting & surveillance, targeting lasers and high-energy laser delivery systems. Each of these products are based upon sophisticated and complex optical design solutions created by our UK team and manufactured in our state of the art facilities.

This position comes during an exciting period of technology development and business growth, resulting in real opportunities for continuous career development. As an organisation that places great emphasis on personal development, you will receive on the job training with the opportunity to be upskilled to develop your skill set. There is also opportunity to receive additional training through taught courses, subject to business needs.

Experience needed:

  • Ideally qualified to degree-level or equivalent experience in a Physics or Engineering based subject, such as; Electronics, Hardware, Computer Science, Software or Systems Engineering etc.
  • Extensive experience in an Optical Engineering related field, with a good grounding in classical imaging optics principles is required.
  • The role requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.


  • Experience in the Defence / Aerospace or safety regulated environment would be advantageous.
  • Experience of lens systems design within the Infrared spectrum is a distinct advantage.
  • A working knowledge of Lens design for Lasers would be beneficial.
  • Lens Design and Optical Analysis skills are an advantage as well as knowledge of the practical aspects of system alignment, integration and test.
  • An appreciation of (dynamic) Mechanical and Electrical designs associated with EO systems is beneficial whilst involvement in the manufacture of optical systems either in one-off or volume manufacture is a distinct advantage.

For full information, please get in touch!

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14/10/2022 17:15:00
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