Sr. Optomechanical Systems Engineer

Switzerland - Lausanne Ref #13047 15-Sep-2022

Job Description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

As an Optomechanical system engineer, you will be involved in fundamental architectural designs with a practical system-level overview. You understand state-of-the-art technologies and are drawn to the challenges associated with them. You have a broad curiosity about R&D, in the current relevant trends in optical communications for space requirements and applications, and are passionate about continuous improvement

Job Responsibilities

  • Technical lead responsible for the main interface for the design and development of optomechanical systems
  • Supervise and challenge external contractors on technical matters
  • Assist with requirements capture and specification definition
  •  Assist with sensitivity and reliability analysis
  • Identify test requirements to evaluate against target use
  • Assist with the SWaP analysis
  • Based on the design brief, produce concept designs and apply design modifications as required
  • Advise on material and sub-components specification, support discussions with vendors as required
  • Prepare presentations and reports for both formal and informal design reviews
  •  Attend design review meetings as required
  • Support proof-of-concept experiments and prototype build
  • Assist with the optimization of optomechanical design optimization


Have at least 5-10 years of working experience in the following areas:
  • MS degree level or PhD
  • Space optical communications (payloads and optical ground stations)
  • Lasercom system engineering (specifications, design for manufacture, requirements down-flow, test plans)
  • Precision optics and fine-mechanics (telescopes, optical sensors, coherent detection, micro photonics)
  • Building complex optomechanical apparatus with full actuator SW control
  • Optical instrumentation and beams alignment/tracking control for space environment
  • Swiss or EU (27) Citizenship required

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Masters Degree or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
8-15 years
Up to 10%
Swiss or EU (27) Citizenship required
Worker Classification

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