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Optical Design and Development Engineers

About Optoscribe Limited

Optoscribe is one of Scotland’s most exciting and expanding SMEs developing and manufacturing optical components at its facility in Livingston. Using its proprietary direct write laser technology, the Company delivers unique 3D optical solutions to its customers and having recently secured a number of new contracts is looking to grow its team. More details on the Company can be found on its website

Job Description

As a Design and Development Engineer you will work on all product stages including research & development, design for manufacture and testing of 3D optical components. Reporting to the Technical Director you will work closely within the technology team to design and fabricate waveguide-based components delivering innovation and excellence to our customers.


  • Perform full lifecycle product development (design, develop, test prototypes, manufacture and qualification)
  • Design optical integrated circuit systems and components that meet the needs and requirements of our customers
  • Produce outline designs and new concepts
  • Conduct experiments methodically, analyse data and interpret results
  • Test and evaluate theoretical designs
  • Develop and evolve in-house design software using Visual Basic
  • Identify, formulate and produce effective solutions to emerging problems
  • Evaluate final product’s overall performance, reliability and safety
  • Alter and modify design to meet requirements and to eliminate malfunctions
  • Prepare product reports and documentation

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Solid technical background in photonics, particularly optical waveguides
  • Experience in direct write laser technology or laser machining an advantage
  • Working experience of design simulation of waveguides
  • Familiarity with commercial optical design software packages such as BEAMPROP
  • Mathematical computing and analysis tools knowledge (e.g. Matlab, Python, Visual Basic, C)
  • Experience with optical test requirements, (telecoms components testing an advantage)
  • Creativity and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable manner
  • Technical writing skills
  • Masters/PhD/Eng.D in Physics or Engineering

If you are interested in joining the Optoscribe team, please send your cv and covering letter

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