Optics Engineer (NPD)

Optics Engineer (NPD)

Job Title: Optics Engineer (NPD)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Dunfermline
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15559+JM
Contact Name: Julie Nicholls
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 16, 2017 11:54

Job Description

Based in Dunfermline an exciting new Optics Engineer (NPD) opportunity has arisen with a market leader of ophthalmology diagnostic devices, on a 12 month fixed term contract basis to cover maternity leave.

The Company

A growing medical device company, operating on a global platform that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of retinal diseases and disorders. With over 25 years’ experience within this sector to draw upon they are at the forefront of innovation.  Placing high importance on work/life balance the company believe that professional and personal goals are of equal importance and provide an environment where both can be realised. A competitive salary and extensive benefits package are offered complementing a friendly and supportive company environment and valued employee ethos.

The Role

As an integral part of the design and development team you will be responsible for the continuous improvement of the existing product portfolio alongside development of new concept optical systems. From prototype to testing methods and failure report analysis you will be responsible for producing innovative medical devices that have positive effects on patient’s lives. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team you will collaborate with colleagues from product engineering to ensure design intent is made a reality in production. Providing technical support to customers and colleagues alike you will need excellent communications skills and a creative approach to design and problem solving.


At a minimum a degree in Physics, Optoelectronics or Optics, but preferable also a PhD in an appropriate discipline. The successful candidate will have experience within a commercial environment of the design and development of optical systems, including illumination, detection and scanning systems and have worked with both passive and active components from a design concept and review perspective. Ideally your experience will come from the medical device industry but other scientific/instrumentation industries will also be considered. Proficient in modelling software for systems design and analysis and optical test methods, an interest and passion for technological advances in this specialist area will also be advantageous.


A competitive salary is offered backed by an extensive benefits package including 34 days annual leave (including bank holidays), company bonus, contributory pension, flexi-time, private health care and insurance schemes.  The company believe their employees are their most valuable asset.

Key Words

Optical, Photonics, Optical Design, Optical Design Systems, ZEMAX, Fourier Optics, Gaussian Propagation, Medical Devices, Opto-electronics, Physics, Optics, Design and development, Active Components, Passive Components, Scanning Systems, Illumination Systems, Detection, Optical Systems Analysis, Prototyping, Imaging Systems