Senior Optical Engineer (m/w/d)

Intuitive was founded in 1995 to create innovative, robotic-assisted systems that help empower doctors and hospitals to make surgery less invasive than an open approach. Since the da Vinci surgical system became one of the first robotic-assisted systems cleared by the FDA for general laparoscopic surgery, we’ve taken robotic-assisted surgery from “science fiction” to reality. Working with doctors and hospitals, we’re continuing to develop new, minimally invasive surgical platforms and future diagnostic tools to help solve complex healthcare challenges around the world.
We're continuously improving current products while working with physicians to create new minimally invasive products. Our da Vinci SP surgical system allows urology and transoral surgeons in the U.S. to enter the body through a single, small incision. And, with the recent FDA clearance of our Ion system for minimally invasive peripheral lung biopsies, we’re extending our focus beyond surgery.

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Primary Function of Position:

The Senior Optical Engineer has a deep knowledge in technical optics. He is able to design new optical coatings as well as endoscope lenses. He is mainly responsible for optical coating design in Germany and develops new endoscope lenses department- and group-wide. He identifies new optical technologies to improve vison possibilities in minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as optic developer in Germany for cross-company optics development.
    • Design and validate optical coatings
    • Design and validate new endoscope lenses
    • Analyze optical systems by using straylight analysis methods
    • Ensure feasibility of new optical systems concerning quality, producibility and reliability
    • Support development of optical and opto-electrical tests to qualify and verify quality and performance of optical systems together with international partners (external and internal)
    • Support data analyze during product testing, qualification and validation
    • Must be able to communicate effectively and accurately (written and oral) across all levels and functions, including presenting to a technical audience.
  • Identify new optical technologies
  • Teach colleagues in optical topics. Especially in the field of optical coatings


Your profile:

Your profile:

  • Deep knowledge in lens design and technical optics
  • Experience in optical coating design
  • BE or BS with a minimum of 8 years, or ME/MS with a minimum of 6 years work experience. Optical Engineering, Microsystems Engineering or equivalent, professional work experience in designing of optical and opto-electrical products, preferred in the medical-field.
  • Hands-on engineering with the proven ability to work well in a team environment
  • Capability in all phases of the product development lifecycle including design, implementation, debug, verification, qualification, and transfer
  • Experience with software systems (i.e. Zemax, Code V, ASAP, FRED)
  • Excellent documentation and technical skills and the ability to communicate in German and English at all levels of the organization, both verbally and in writing
  • Work well in a multi-cultural team environment, including team members in remote locations
  • Willingness to travel for several days within Germany, Europe and USA is assumed (up to approx. 10% per year).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Working place: Biebertal / Emmendingen and work from Home - remotely
Type of employment: unlimited
Do you still have questions about the Job Description? Dominik Spether, phone 07641 9759-9267 will be happy to answer them.

Intuitive Surgical Optics GmbH
An der Amtmannsmühle 11
35444 Biebertal

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Intuitive Surgical Optics GmbH
An der Amtmannsmühle 11
35444 Biebertal


07641 9759-9267



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