Optical Engineer

In the field of Automated Optical Inspection segment of electronic industry business


Delvitech is a Swiss company focused on the development of a complete Artificial Intelligence based technological solution for the Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) of Printed Circuit Boards (PCB).
Our people are the most valuable asset. We not only continuously invest in our technology but also in the acquisition of top talents from across the globe. Our team is multicultural and diverse but strongly rooted in the tradition of Swiss quality, which together with innovation, underpin all the company’s activities. Thanks to the invaluable cooperation with the most prestigious universities, we are able to achieve high levels of performance in the evolving technology of AOI.
Headquartered in Mendrisio (Switzerland) and with branch offices in the U.S., Germany and India, Delvitech markets its products throughout the world. The company’s goal is to provide clients in diverse markets with full solutions that make the difference in quality and performance.
For our Headquarter in Mendrisio, we are looking to hire an extremely motivated and high driven Optical Engineer to join our R&D Robotics team.


  • Perform optical design and analysis functions using industry tools such as Zemax.
  • Interface with providers of optical products.
  • Innovate new optical computation methods.
  • Collaborate within a wider, multi-discipline development team to deliver products efficiently.
  • Contribute innovative ideas to solve business and customer problems.
  • Perform modelling and simulation of optical systems and components to align with requirements.
  • Lead development of modelling, simulation and other forms of analysis to predict component and system performance.
  • Support with assembly, integration and test of prototype systems
  • Plan and lead research projects to develop concepts for future product designs to meet projected requirements.
  • Contribute improvements to the team’s working practices, to ensure a high standard of quality and efficiency.
  • Produce and review technical, quality and production documentation.
  • Collaborate with production on design manufacturability.
  • Create product drawings and project documents.
  • Transition new designs to production and support production


  • Master’s degree in Physics, Optical or Electronic Engineering. (A PhD in related fields is considered a plus)
  • Solid knowledge in geometrical optics especially including the optical ray tracing method, physical optics especially including the diffraction, interference and polarization methods.
  • Fluency in utilization of optical design tools like Zemax, Code V etc.
  • Mechanical design and CAD skills will be considered a plus.
  • Experience in scripting languages such as MATLAB or Python will be considered a plus.
  • Strong understanding of practical aspects of optical systems, including understanding of optomechanical systems, light sources including lasers, LEDs and their drive characteristics, light
  • Experience in optical design including lens design, optimization, tolerance analysis, sequential and non-sequential analysis, physical optics propagation, fiber optics and others.
  • Experience producing technical and production documentation.
  • Experience in a structured development process from the definition of requirements to concept design, to detail design, to testing, and implementation into production.
  • High proficiency in spoken and written English.


  • Problem solving skills and reasoning ability.
  • Self-motivated with a creative pioneer spirit.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good oral and written communicative capabilities.
  • Ability to cope with tight schedules.
  • Must work well in teams with other Engineering disciplines, including Electrical, Electronical Mechanical and Software.


We are passionate about finding people with innovative thinking and pioneer spirit to join our growing family. We will offer you the possibility to drive change and ensure progress never stops. You will grow with and within a company that believes in a positive innovating and diverse work culture. We promote creativity, to question existing solutions and think in unconventional ways.
For this very reason, Delvitech is the ultimate place to challenge yourself.
If you are a future maker and all of this resonates with you, join us!


Our opportunities are open for you to apply online. Please visit: https://www.delvi.tech/career
Please send your complete application: Curriculum vitae, motivation letter and eventual references to career@delvi.tech with mention “Optical Eng. CH” and your full name in the email subject line.

Applications will be considered only if submitted electronically within January 31st2022.

Delvitech values the diversity of the people inside its walls. Diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels are the core of who we are. We celebrate multiple points of view and approaches by building a culture which fosters a diverse workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths.

Therefore, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.