LIDAR System Engineer

Maybe, because history is now and together with you we can change its course. Czech flag on the Moon and our products and services on every continent. This is our vision for 2030. The company was founded with the sole purpose to bring together the best experts, engineers and scientists to the Czech Republic and to work on great things.

Or, because we aim to be a global company which as a system integrator delivers complete missions. We also have our own products which we sell worldwide. And our mission is to make the Czech Republic one of the prime countries within the space industry. We connect industry, academia, and science centres not only from CZ but also from other countries in central and eastern Europe. We are stronger together. We partnered for one common goal: to collect geological data and uncover the unknown about the Moon surface and subsurface. The results of such a joint work will land on the Moon together with the Czech flag. The flag is a symbol representing the fact that countries from central and eastern Europe can do great missions and be part of the Space First League.


We’re a Czech company that supplies satellites and space probes. We design, produce, and assemble them precisely according to the demands of our customers from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Central and Southern America. We work on two EO satellites and one Moon probe. We have in development a smart hyperspectral camera, Lidar technology and a microgravity space laboratory. We know how to use state of the art technologies such as additive manufacturing and we integrate these technologies into our products. And that is just a small example of what we do!

YOU ARE INTERESTED IN: “What are you working
on right now?”

You will be a specialist with overall knowledge of the whole LiDAR system (e.g. HW, SW, mechanics, sensors) and will be part of the development process from the very beginning (concept definition) to the end of the project (validation, serial production);
You will work in various roles (e.g. advisor, analyst, investigator, developer, problem solver), at every development phase;
You will work with and coordinate a team of engineers covering various technical areas (CAD, structural, electronics, product assurance, etc.) and will follow the applicable European space standards (ECSS);
You will be responsible for responsible for researching, designing, prototyping, testing, qualifying electro-optic circuit pack assemblies and transferring new designs into a production environment.

YOU WANT TO KNOW:“What would my job
look like?”

A Master's degree in a relevant field, e.g. Optics, Opto-electronics, Electronics, Physics, etc;
3-5 years of relevant experience in a similar field, e.g. Optical Design, Optical Engineering, and Laser technology;
Knowledge of fibre optic components (including lasers, amplifiers, modulators, couplers, filters, isolators, Photodiodes, receivers, optical connectors) as well as optics, fibre optics, direct and coherent detection, optical testing methods, reliability, and computer control of devices and instrumentation;
Substantial laboratory experience and desire to build, test, and debug new optical designs;
Capable of assembly fibre optic modules using standard assembly techniques (fusion splicing and fibre routing);
Familiarity with manufacturing test procedures development and being able to transfer designs from R&D to manufacturing;
Effective written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation, planning, organisation, and facilitation skills;
Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and problem solve effectively;
Ability to prepare technical documentation and reports;
Ability to manage relationships between the technical team and the customer as well as good communication skills;
Fluent English;
Passion for Space;
Willingness to travel;
Courage to accept responsibility and make decisions.

Nice to have:
PhD in a relevant field;
Previous experience in the space sector;
Understanding of space environment (flight dynamics, radiation, temperature ranges);
Previous experience with ESA or other agency projects;
Use of C/C++, Matlab, LabView and other specific tool for design and/or testing.

“What do we
expect from you?

Full time contract and flexible working hours;
Meaningful benefits;
Bar with draft beer, tasty coffee, homemade cookies and BBQ all the time;
Fairness, transparency, responsibility, freedom and full trust;
Group of people how dare to take risks, are humble, playful, and are not afraid of experiments;
Martin with Petr who will invite you to our beekeeping group and Kuba who will try to recruit you to our volleyball team;
English lessons with native speaker and other opportunities for further education;
Phone contract including iPhone (we have Android choice, too);
Projects which are beyond belief and customers from Europe, Africa, America and Asia.

“What can I expect
from you?”

Take a deep breath and drop us an email. You can attach your CV, send a link to your LinkedIn or just write a few words about yourself - whatever you like. You will hear from Jana soon, and we will be looking forward to seeing you at a potential interview.

“What should
I do now?”