Senior Optical System Engineer

AP Professionals
September 8, 2023
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AP Professionals has partnered with a manufacturing company in search of a Senior Optical Systems Engineer. The Senior Optical System Engineer plays a crucial role within the dynamic customer engagement team, responsible for creating customer proposals and attracting new, lucrative projects and business opportunities. This team usually consists of a Proposals Manager, a BD Manager, a Project Manager, as well as a Senior System Engineer and a Senior Optical System Engineer. In this position, the focus is on grasping the requirements of Life Sciences clients and transforming their needs into efficient and cost-effective system solutions.

This is a Full Time, Direct Hire opportunity offering excellent benefits.

This opportunity is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.


  • Cultivate and nurture enduring relationships with clients to promote our expertise and capabilities.
  • Ideate and refine optical solutions through customer engagement activities.
  • Apply optical principles to meet customer requirements effectively.
  • Assess customer opportunities and recommend cost-efficient optical solutions.
  • Translate customer requirements, needs, and visions into detailed optical design specifications.
  • Craft the optical component of the Statement of Work (SOW).
  • Negotiate and elucidate optical specifications to clients, clarifying tradeoffs as needed.
  • Deliver presentations on optical system design, analysis, and test results to both customers and our internal leadership team.
  • Create system layouts for optical instruments.
  • Generate optical instrument concepts, assemblies, and subsystems using optical and engineering design tools like Zemax.
  • Collaborate closely with electrical, mechanical, and software engineers to comprehend overall system requirements and specifications.
  • Stay current with G&H's capabilities and remain at the forefront of optical manufacturing technology.
  • Participate in conferences and seminars to champion G&H and its value proposition.
  • Provide quotations for optics design work.


  • Possess an MSc or PhD in Optical Engineering or a related discipline.


  • Five years of experience in optical system engineering.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Exhibit exceptional abilities in both verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with optical manufacturing processes.
  • Display full proficiency in adhering to the ISO 9001/ISO 13485 framework.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.
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