SpaceCRAFT Optical Engineer

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Hyderabad

XDLINX Labs is looking to hire an Optical Engineer to design and develop Optical telescopes for satellite systems, considering mission requirements, technical specifications, and industry standards.
You will have the opportunity to work alongside a brilliant and passionate team of engineers working on the architecture, simulation, and controls of electromechanical systems for the world’s most cutting-edge satellites.
As such, we have an intense culture of curiosity, hunger, and results. If you want a typical 9-5 job, this is not the place for you.
You do not need to meet 100% of the preferred qualifications to be considered. We encourage anyone who meets the basic qualifications and is interested in the role to apply – we are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people to join our team, and want the opportunity to talk to you!


Optical System Design: (Desirable)

  • Conceptualizing fore-optics of a telescopic system
  • Complete design of a telescope including a dispersive element and detection system
  • Detailed ray tracing, analysis, and Image quality assessment employing Zemax Software
  • Utilize optical modeling software (e.g., Zemax,) to simulate and optimize the performance of optical components and systems.
  • Image Quality (MTF), Signal Strength Estimation for LEO satellite

Prototyping and Testing:

  • Build and test optical prototypes to validate design concepts and its performance.
  • Conduct rigorous optical testing and analysis to measure optical performance metrics and identify areas for improvement.

Research and Innovation:

  • Stay up-to-date with advancements in optical technologies and research to propose new ideas and innovative solutions.
  • Contribute to the development of intellectual property through patents and publications.

Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure optical systems and components meet high-quality standards and comply with relevant regulations and industry standards.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s, in Optical Engineering, Physics with Photonics specialization or a related field.
  • Experience in optical system design and analysis, preferably in an industrial or research setting.
  • Proficiency in optical modeling software, such as Zemax, and experience in utilizing other optical design tools.
  • Strong knowledge of optics principles, optical materials, and optical component selection.
  • Familiarity with optical metrology and testing techniques, such as interferometry or MTF measurement.
  • Hands-on experience with optical prototyping, alignment, and testing.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a focus on innovative and practical solutions.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to present complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

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