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Optical Engineer - Health Tech

Melbourn, near Cambridge, UK
Competitive salary
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Scientific, Systems
Job Type

Challenge your expertise in optical design – in eye care and beyond.

TTP is a collaborative consultancy driven by a passion for cutting-edge product development. As part of our Eyecare team, you can expect to contribute to high-tech solutions ranging from intraocular lenses through to retinal cameras. It's the kind of tech that will make a meaningful difference and could stretch the boundaries of your technical understanding.

At the same time, optical experience is in demand across our business, meaning you’ll have opportunities to apply your expertise to an array of product development programmes spanning Deep Tech to Life Science. You'll get to create designs, run simulations, and build and test prototypes. This could also involve leading projects or providing technical contributions towards some non-optics work, such as electromagnetics or physics/mechanics. There will also be opportunities to grow your leadership, communication and commercial skills.

You’ll be working with a supportive team of world-class engineers, scientists, and designers. Together, you’ll explore new technological frontiers whilst benefitting from our culture of freedom with minimal bureaucracy.

About you

We’re inviting applications from a range of backgrounds for this role – you might currently call yourself a Physicist, an Engineer or a Project Leader. We’re more interested in the experience and mindset you bring to the role than the job titles you’ve held.

Consultancy work at TTP involves more than technical research and development. You’ll lean into your ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to colleagues and clients from diverse fields of expertise. You are naturally curious with a growth mindset which will help you tackle complex challenges at the leading edge of innovation. You’ll also be a self-starter who values the freedom to produce your best work.

To be shortlisted for an interview, your CV will need to include evidence of:

  • Academic excellence: a 1st or upper 2nd class degree or equivalent in a physical science or engineering
  • A PhD or equivalent industrial experience, with two or more years of additional academic or commercial R&D experience
  • Experience in modelling physical systems using either commercial or custom software
  • Experience in optical system design and applying experimental skills


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from green surroundings in Melbourn, just south of Cambridge. Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas and technical collaboration, while providing you with the freedom to do your best work. We value our collaborative culture and the benefit in-person interaction brings to our colleagues and to the business. We also understand the importance of work-life balance and offer flexibility in how you self-manage your working week.

Our benefits include:

  • Annual profit-related bonus Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
  • Private medical insurance for employees and dependents
  • Free lunch and all-day refreshments
  • Life insurance worth 6 x salary 25 days holiday
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave, with the option to return part-time for a year
  • Electric car leasing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • A wide range of activities including squash, Zumba, yoga, arts and crafts, and TTP’s own rock band
  • Local sports facilities and theatre discounts and memberships
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable

Inclusion and Diversity

Our business revolves around collaborating with one another to tackle genuinely hard problems. We fundamentally believe in the power and importance of diversity – both for our community and for the overall success of our business. We, therefore, encourage applications from all individuals.

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