• Senior Optomechanical Engineer Cape Town
  • Simera Sense in Cape Town, , South Africa
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

jobs description

Simera Sense is fast becoming a leading mid to high-resolution earth observation camera supplier for CubeSats and small satellites. We are a fast-growing, dynamic team of enthusiastic engineers that supplies space and satellite companies from around the globe.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Optomechanical Engineer to join our dynamic team. The candidate will be tasked with the architectural design, evaluation, integration and test support of electro-optical imaging systems in spaceborne applications such as CubeSats. The successful candidate will need to merge numerous multi-physics design requirements into a single instrument and subsequently collaborate with mechanical and electronic engineers and designers. Previous experience designing optical payloads is a must, as well as having very high attention to detail and a passion for success. The successful candidate can expect to be immersed in a fast-paced, team-based, and challenging technical... environment, which offers the opportunity to push the boundaries of what is achievable with optical payloads in the CubeSat domain.

Key Responsibilities
• Generating design requirements and performing the detailed design of high-precision optomechanical systems
• Creating detailed, high tolerance, optical and optomechanical drawings
• Researching and selecting COTS/custom materials and components as required by the design
• Managing the manufacturing of the optomechanical systems
• Designing the assembly and integration processes for the designed optomechanical systems
• Assist with assembly, integration and testing to qualify newly developed systems
• Generating technical design documentation, ICD and test reports
• Creating integration documentation, assembly instructions, BOM’s for newly developed systems before handing them over to the production team
• Providing technical support to production, sales, and marketing teams

Required Skills
• 5 to 10+ years of engineering experience
• Highly experienced in optics and optomechanics
• Knowledge and experience of electro-optical payload design
• Experience guiding a conceptual design through the development phases from requirements generation through to production, qualification and testing
• Experience with assembly, integration and testing of optomechanical systems using optical alignment instrumentation and optomechanical best practices
• Experience working with CAD, generating detailed optical and optomechanical drawings
• Proficient in generating technical documentation such as design documentation, ICD and test documentation
• Very high attention to detail with the ability to execute tasks accurately and in a timely fashion
• Have the ability to work independently, as well as within a multi-disciplined team
• Willing to share expertise and train other employees
• Sounds understanding of finite element analysis and interpreting results
• Experience with Siemens Teamcenter and NX software is advantageous
• Familiarity with optical design software such as Zemax is advantageous

Required Education
• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optomechanical Engineering or related
• Desired: Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optomechanical Engineering or related

What we offer
• The opportunity to work in the fast-growing space industry
• Niche global market for optical payloads for microsatellites
• Cutting edge technology at your fingertips
• A competitive salary
• A friendly working environment with free coffee and regular company braai’s.


Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town South Africa


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