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Staff Optical Engineer



Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

At CoMind, we are developing a neuro-sensing technology that will catalyse a modern wave of neuroscience and neurology applications within medical devices. In joining us, you are helping to create cutting edge technologies that will improve how we diagnose and treat brain disorders, ultimately improving and saving the lives of patients across the world.

The Role:

The Optical Engineering team at CoMind is responsible for developing and implementing optical designs for our cutting edge medical device.


  • Develop a deep understanding of our existing technical architecture and formulate a clear vision for the future state of our optical systems

  • Define technical roadmaps and produce work packages by partnering with multidisciplinary teams

  • Be an optical engineering subject matter expert within the company and be able to communicate concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Be one of the most visible engineers in CoMind, by demonstrating technical excellence and embodying our values across all teams

  • Mentor and up-skill other members of the Optical Engineering team

  • Use your extensive industrial knowledge to speed up commercialisation of CoMind’s optical systems

  • Build relationships with contract manufacturers from prototype stage to manufacturing at scale

  • Seek out the challenges from other teams and proactively provide expertise to drive toward solutions

  • Champion a culture of continuous improvement, fostering innovation, and ensuring that architectural decisions align with long-term business goals and objectives.

Skills & Experience:

  • 10+ years experience in designing commercial optical systems

  • Comfortable pushing from mid to high TRL, and measuring your success in terms of business impact

  • You anticipate risks, technical gaps and potential issues

  • You prefer simple solutions and designs over complex ones

  • Optoelectronic experience: lasers (NIR preferred), balanced photodetectors, InGaAs detection, laser driving modules.

  • Hands-on optical systems engineering skills: Assembly, integration, test, characterisation, and/or verification of optical systems

  • Experience producing Work Package Plans to scope out multiple projects working with multidisciplinary teams

  • Experience defining technical roadmaps and development plans for product development

  • Experience in specification and procurement of optical components/materials, optical processes and tolerances associated with series manufacture

  • Identifying product technical requirements through collaborating with multidisciplinary teams

  • Experience with design documentation (preferably for regulatory purposes)

  • Experience determining requirements and writing specifications for optical systems based on customer requirements.


  • Company equity plan

  • Company pension scheme

  • Breakfast and snacks provided

  • Private medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Weekly lunches

  • Unlimited holiday allowance (+ bank holidays)

  • Hybrid working (3 days in-office)

  • Quarterly work-from-anywhere policy.