Jenoptik is an international photonics group with representatives in over 80 countries. Optical technologies are the foundation of our business. We employ around 4,000 people worldwide.

Join our team and help to shape our future with lasting effect.

Optical Engineer

Job ID:  3441

Shanghai, CN

Date:  Jul 5, 2024


  • Be responsible independently for optical lens design, optimization, tolerancing and related analysis. Knowledge in laser optics and laser material processing is a plus.
  • Be able to carry out detailed analysis of performance evaluation, optical aberrations, stray light, back reflection and others. Proficiency in self-programmed macros or extensions of optical design software codes (for example zemax) is highly preferred.
  • Capable of both geometrical optical theory and physical optical principles.
  • Review detailed optical and mechanical drawings to support lens design and prototyping.
  • Evaluate manufacturing feasibility and cost impact of optical parts.
  • Drive prototyping testing, test setup, optical simulation, experiments and troubleshooting in prototyping and NPI (new product introduction).
  • Be able to perform optical simulation and carry out experiment lab validation as a close loop.
  • Generate and provide presentation and report in English on above topics, and communicate with cross-functional team internally and externally.
  • Be involved in other supporting work.


  1. Bachelor or Master degree with 2+ years of industry experience in optics, optical engineering
  2. Good knowledge in optical aberration theory, lens design and optical metrology.
  3. Strong skills in optical simulation and modelling, with ray tracing codes such as Zemax, CodeV.
  4. Strong capability in design, setup and troubleshooting of complex optical experiments either in house lab or with external facilities.
  5. Experience in lens design or optical metrology in developing high volume optical modules or subsystems.
  6. Good hand-on competence in lens assembly, testing and verification.
  7. Experience in one or more fields, optical metrology, optical coating, physical optics modelling, micro-optics or diffractive optics.
  8. Autonomous working style
  9. With clear logic, good at analysis and solve problems, be innovative and willing to learn new things
  10. Has good cooperation ability, capable to work in cross function/culture environment and able to drive things forward. 
  11. Not shy to question existing concepts, voice constructive criticism
  12. Workable English skill

About Jenoptik

At Jenoptik, people with the specific JENIUS character are changing the world with the power of light. That demands a spirit of exploration and dedication. If you’re one of us, come meet the challenges facing the world. At Jenoptik, we’re creating a better future for all of us.

The Advanced Photonic Solutions division of Jenoptik is a global OEM and machine supplier of solutions powered by photonics. Our engineering expertise excels across a broad portfolio of technologies in the fields of optics, laser technology, digital imaging, optoelectronics, sensors, as-well-as optical test and measurement equipment

In the Semi & Advanced Manufacturing strategic business unit, we serve our customers with high-performance optical systems differentiated by uncompromising precision. In close collaboration with our customers we develop application tailored beam-shaping optics, outstanding microoptics and opto-mechanical assemblies. Off-the-shelf F-theta lenses complement our offering.

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