Senior Optical Designer – Machine Vision (f/m/d)

Mainz, Germany

Edmund Optics® is a leading manufacturer of optics, imaging, and photonics components supporting numerous markets around the globe, including advanced diagnostics, semiconductor & electronics, machine vision, automation, R&D, and safety & security.

Edmund Optics Europe, a US owned-group consisting of Edmund Optics Germany and Edmund Optics UK, is responsible for sales, marketing, distribution, manufacturing, engineering and application support for a wide product range throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Europe is one of the main growth markets for Edmund Optics globally, leading to a rapidly expanding and developing local team.

To accelerate our success and growth within the European Market, Edmund Optics is looking for a

Senior Optical Designer – Machine Vision (f/m/d)

This engineering position incorporates optical design and optical tolerancing for internal and external custom product developments.

Essential Functions:

  • Execute both feasibility studies and full optical designs, for internal and external custom product developments
  • Design evaluation and tolerance for manufacturability
  • Assess customer functional requirements to gauge design considerations
  • Provide support to customers needing assistance developing the specifications of their optical systems
  • Development of design and analysis tools and procedures
  • Collaborate, provide support and knowledge share with other team members
  • Participate in design reviews, presentation of design results and analysis of performance
  • Team up with the internal design and engineering resources around the globe
  • Build out network within the regional and international optical design community and continuously enhance skills expertise in the fields of optical design and related
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Your profile:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in optical sciences, physics or equivalent experience; Minimum seven (7) years’ experience in the optical industry; specific experience in imaging lens design
  • Proficiency in optical principles and optical design and/or proficiency in opto-mechanical design
  • Understanding of basic mechanical principles
  • Understanding of manufacturing and assembly techniques
  • Proficiency in optical design software (i.e. Zemax, CodeV, Fred)
  • Knowledge of industry products and applications
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Great communication, organization, and math skills
  • Willingness to travel occasionally

What we offer:

A versatile and challenging position alongside a highly competitive employment package within our dynamic and successful corporation in a growing and future-proof industry. You will have the opportunity to work with highly motivated, self-driven and open-minded colleagues with a great team spirit, and can expect a high level of responsibility and strong impact in an entrepreneurial environment.

Edmund Optics provides a range of employee benefits alongside the salary package including:

  • Company pension scheme
  • Group accident insurance
  • Mobile working opportunity
  • Extensive training and development offer
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Company events
  • ...and a lot more!


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or identity and disability.

If you are interested, please send your application to:

Contact Information

Agnes Helsper
Edmund Optics GmbH