Optical System Designer (m/w/x) - R&D

Date: Jul 20, 2019

Location: Boeblingen, DE

Job ID: 33532

About the Job Opportunity

Keysight Technologies has been unlocking electronic measurement insights for 75 years. We are the world's leading electronic measurement company, transforming today's measurement experience through innovation in photonics, wireless, RF and software solutions. Our 10,000+ employees serve customers in more than 100 countries, delivering world-class solutions to photonics, wireless communications, and aerospace & defense markets


You are an optical system designer looking to join a dynamic development team? Join us and become part of our photonics development team, belonging to the Keysight Communications Solutions Group, located in Böblingen, near Stuttgart. In this position, you will get the opportunity to work in a highly motivated team to develop best in class fiber optical test and measurement instruments such as lasers and optical power meters.


To be successful in this challenging role, you need to be a pro-active problem solver with a keen interest in measurement science who is comfortable working to tight timescales and able to resolve conflicting priorities and requirements with minimal supervision. Also, you need a solid background in fiber and free-space optics complemented by a good understanding of electrical and optical measurement techniques and ideally some experience in PIC technologies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design optical components and sub-systems for optical test and measurement instruments
  • Define and build test setups to verify the performance characteristics of newly developed optical components, sub-systems, and products using modern measurement techniques and instruments in collaboration with our manufacturing team
  • Write test scripts, e.g. using MATLAB or Python, to characterize components, sub-systems, and products
  • Analyze measurement results to prepare project management and product placement decisions

To be successful in this role you bring with you:

  • Master, PhD or equivalent degree in Physics or a related discipline
  • Sound knowledge of fiber and free-space optics complemented by some practical experience
  • Good understanding of electrical and optical measurement techniques
  • Basic programming skills, e.g. in MATLAB or Python
  • Good English and German language skills (at least level B2 of the CEFR)
  • Ideally some practical experience in simulating optical sub-systems, preferably using Zemax OpticStudio.
  • Ideally a good understanding of modern PIC technologies

How to apply

To apply, please upload a cover letter and your CV including a transcript of records


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***Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.***

Keysight Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

EMEA : Germany : Baden-Württemberg : Boeblingen

Job ID : 33532