Optical AIT Engineer (m/f/d)

Munich, Germany/Remote
Added: April 20, 2024

For permanent employment OHB System AG in Oberpfaffenhofen is looking for a

Optical AIT Engineer (m/f/d)

Your Tasks

Bring our optical space instruments to full performance!

  • Develop optical alignment and test strategies for entire instruments or subsystems (e.g. telescopes, spectrometers etc.)
  • Negotiate and align our AIT plans and requirements with optical and system designers
  • Specify and procure specialized optical ground-support equipment (as TSM)
  • Quantify the performance of our approaches in technical budgets
  • Align and cooperate with other AIT disciplines (mechanical, electrical, system)
  • Develop, plan and document the detailed processes for the cleanroom activities
  • Execute the OAIT activities in the cleanroom and at external facilities
  • Present our results to the project and customers
  • Close collaboration with subcontractors and test facilities

Your Qualifications

  • University degree or PhD in Technical Optics, Physics, Space Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Optics & optical metrology (wavefront measurements, light sources, lasers, detectors, imaging systems, lenses and mirrors) from ultraviolet to far infrared
  • Use of high-precision positioning systems (hexapods, stages etc.)
  • Numerical data handling&analysis, scripted automatization of measurement setups (e.g. Python, Matlab, EDEN)


  • Optical and mechanical tolerance analysis
  • Optical design software (Zemax, ASAP)
  • Knowledge of optical fabrication & coating technology
  • Procurement of complex optical equipment, experience with cost and lead time
  • 3D metrology instruments and software (laser trackers, theodolites, CMM, Spatial Analyzer)
  • Good understanding of precision mechanics & mechanical drawings
  • Experience in clean rooms (ISO5 / Class 100)
  • Experience in leading a small technical team without disciplinary power

Our Benefits

  • Work Life Balance (flexible working hours, flexiwork etc.)
  • Mobile working
  • Onboarding (structured on-boarding process, buddy program etc.)
  • Development (trainings, professional development etc.)
  • Space projects
  • Additional benefits (retirement benefits etc.)
  • Catering (high standard company restaurant, generous meals subsidy etc.)
  • Active health promotion
  • Family (paid child sickness days, kindergarten subsidy/ kindergarten places etc.)
  • Mobility (subsidized Deutschland ticket, job bicycle etc.)
  • Company parties & events (Christmas party, satellite launch events etc.)
  • Innovation (company suggestion system etc.)