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Optical Engineer (m/f/d)

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OroraTech
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Munich, Germany/Remote
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Added: February 10, 2024
The Mission

Munich-based OroraTech is developing a constellation of nano-satellites equipped with thermal infrared cameras for automated wildfire detection, severe weather warnings, and other applications. Building on the success of our very first mission FOREST-1, we have completed the development of the second-generation payload FOREST-2, which was launched to space last June. The next step is to scale the production and launch the first constellation plane of 8 satellites. We are looking for a talented physicist / engineer to support us with the development of the optical systems, willing to grow and expand competencies within the optics team. He/she/they will be joining a very motivated and highly enthusiastic team of experts in the fields of optics, electronics, spacecraft, and software engineering.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Key role in the development of new/improved optical systems and technologies to be deployed into space.
  • Responsible for the optical alignment and performance characterization of the payload cameras in the laboratory prior to the satellite launch.
  • Design opto-mechanical ground support equipment and cooperation with AIT to scale up the production of the payload cameras.
  • Contribute to the monitoring of the on-orbit optical performance of the cameras.
  • Reporting of results to internal and external partners internationally in the context of project reviews, peer-reviewed publications, workshops, and/or conferences.

Relevant Skills

  • Master degree in Physics, Optical Engineering or similar. PhD is a plus.
  • Solid background knowledge in optical engineering and interest in further developing in the area.
  • Laboratory work in the optics (industrial or academic). Experience working in a clean room is a plus.
  • Good Python programming skills. Experience with optical design software (such as Zemax) and/or CAD (such as SolidWorks) is a plus.
  • Fluent English skills.
  • Eligible to work in Germany.

We Offer

  • You have the opportunity to become part of our firefighting mission from space and deliver the tools to better cope with natural disasters and mitigate climate change - could a job be any cooler?
  • You will gain insights into the most exciting new technologies and business models.
  • We value perfect espresso - you'll love our high-grade espresso machine. Additionally, free drinks and snacks are always available at the office.
  • Attractive office with modern labs at "Neue Balan" near Ostbahnhof with own pool (yes!) and access to the rooftop terrace.
  • A responsible position with individual autonomy, design freedom and competitive salary.
  • Flexible working time. Take care of your family? Late sleeper? Early riser? We can make all of that happen!
  • Company events and get-togethers (Christmas, Summer party, Oktoberfest, etc.).

And always a great story to tell at parties :)

Our Benefits

  • Mobility benefit: Deutschland Ticket or MVV ticket
  • Sports benefit: Membership at Urban Sports Club
  • Virtual shares for all permanent employees (VSOP=Virtual Share Option Program)
  • Company pension scheme (bAV) in cooperation with Allianz
  • Company accident insurance for all employees (insurance for accidents during work and leisure time around the world 24/7)
  • Discount on lunch meals

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About Us

At OroraTech, you can expect a down-to-earth yet high-caliber work environment. You will be part of the OroraTech team - a talented, international and open-minded team that is highly motivated to create impact.

With us you can grow on a professional and personal level and gain insights into the most exciting new technologies and business models.

You will have the opportunity to become part of our firefighting mission from space and deliver the tools to better cope with natural disasters and mitigate climate change.

Could a job be any cooler?

We are looking forward to your application!

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