(Senior) Optics and Photonics Design Engineer (80-100%)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Pfäffikon

About Spiden
Spiden is a Swiss medtech venture with the vision to use state-of-the-art detection techniques to continuously monitor and learn from a wide range of vital medical indicators, allowing to improve your individual health.
Your mission
  • Specification, design and simulation of Spiden's integrated spectrometers used in its wearable products
  • Interface with external design houses, foundries, tool vendors, industrial and academic partners
  • Setting up Spiden’s optical design flow for mass manufacturable optical systems
  • Document design activities and report protocols and findings
  • Stay up to date with the state-of-the-art optical design methodologies, device concepts and their implementation in hardware
  • Work on a variety of projects and at the interface with other functions
  • Contributing to the company’s IP base
Your profile
  • M.Sc. with 6+ years or PhD with 3+ years industry experience in the design of optical and/or photonic components or systems
  • Proven track record in designing optical systems suitable for (volume) manufacturing
  • Hands-on experience with design, optimization and tolerancing of optical systems, preferably for mobile, consumer, AR/MR or sensing applications
  • Solid experience in optical design and simulation tools (e.g. Zemax, Code V, VirtualLab Fusion, or equivalent)
  • Profound understanding of spectrometers and its physical properties
  • Deep understanding of light collection and collimation optics
  • Experience in spectroscopy and/or spectral analysis of light
  • Proficiency in performing thermal and optical (STOP) analysis is advantageous
  • Understanding of manufacturing techniques such as wafer-level optics (WLO), injection molded optics (IMO), micro-lens (arrays), or nanoimprint lithography (NIL)
  • Experience in optical characterization techniques is a plus
  • Prior experience in optical filters and camera systems is a plus
  • Team player with the ability to integrate into a highly interdisciplinary and dynamic team, as well as working closely with spectroscopy and life science experts
  • Professional working proficiency in both English (minimum C1 level), German, French or an Asian language are a plus
  • Ability to travel internationally to suppliers, partners, and conferences (up to 10%)
We offer
  • A multi-cultural team embracing diversity. We strive for gender equality.
  • The opportunity to have impact on the business development of the next blockbuster in health monitoring 
  • An experienced management team with deep experience and a strong commitment to people development 
  • A position where you can develop and grow beyond your limits 
  • A steep learning curve, real impact at work and a lot of fun! 
  • Frequent company and team events creating a fun place to work and a great company culture
  • A top modern office and laboratory infrastructure with great proximity to public transport, highway, shopping 
  • Indoor gym and sport activity offering, proximity to lake for swimming, forest for running
  • Tailored compensation package with equity opportunity
Our recruitment process
Starting with a 30-minute introductory phone interview, we proceed to group/technical interviews, ideally followed by an on-site interview and tour of our facilities. We aim for a swift process while allowing both parties to obtain a full picture.
About us
Spiden is a Swiss medtech venture with the vision to use state-of-the-art detection techniques to continuously monitor and learn from a wide range of vital medical indicators, allowing to improve your individual health. 
We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification.
Not all strong candidates will meet every single requirement as listed. We know that underrepresented groups more often doubt the strength of their candidacy, but we urge you not to exclude yourself prematurely and to still submit an application if you're excited about this work and think your profile is overall a good fit!
We believe that products like the ones we’re building will have an impact on a very broad set of people, and we strive to include a range of diverse perspectives on our team. We would love to hear from you!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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