Optical Engineer

Engineering and System Integration Team / Experienced – Paris, Île-de-France, France - Full-time

The job

As an optical engineer, you will collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, to design, develop and assemble complex optical and opto-mechanical system as a part of Welinq’s industry-grade quantum memory product. You will also model and analyze complex assemblies for superior performance. You will play a key role in the development of Welinq’s hardware technologies. You will take your experience in delivering complex solutions, as an optical Engineer. You will join our growing R&D team to:

  •  Design, develop, assemble and test complex optical and opto-mechanical systems.

  • Conceptualize, model and analyze complex opto-mechanical assemblies.

  • Participate actively in the integration of prototypes and their maintenance.

  • Simulate optical performance of a proposed system.

  • Analyze the performances of the hardware and develop improvement.

  • Collaborate with engineers and physicists to design and optimize optical systems.

  • Ensure consistency within the R&D projects of Welinq and compile updated system specifications with other entities of the company

Required qualifications and Experience

  •  MSc, Engineering degree, or higher in Optical Engineering/Physics/Photonics or a related field.

  • Proven experience in designing and implementing complex optical systems, including lasers, optics, detectors, and fiber optics.

  • Knowledge of precision optical/mechanical alignment tools and techniques.

  • Experience with optical fiber-based system and components.

  • Experience in optical design and simulation software including Zemax and CAD/Solidworks.

  • Self-motivated, comfortable working both independently and collaboratively with people of all disciplines on complex projects and in a fast-paced environment.

  • Written and oral fluency in English.

Preferred qualifications and Experience

  •  5+ years combined academic + industry experience, including 2+ years in industry.

  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Python for data analysis and automation.

  • Experience with thermal, vibrational analysis and system integrity.

  • Experience with FDTD/FETD analysis.

  • Experience with optical fiber processing.

  • Experience with liaising with suppliers and machining centers for parts production.


Welinq provides equal opportunity in all our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants with regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by state laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.


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