Turning breath into insights
At Halitus, we’re passionate about building diagnostic technology that frees humanity from debilitating diseases. We aim to make diseases from COVID-19 to cancer detectable within less than a minute, conveniently and non-invasive. If you get excited about shaping a future of healthcare that is proactive, intuitive to use, sustainable, and cost-effective, we'd love for you to join us. We’re an award-winning, purpose-driven Berlin-based DeepTech Start-up led by engineers and a doctor, supported by Roche’s RoX and backed by renowned investors.
We’re looking for optics designers who take ownership of the design, integration, and continuous improvement of the IR laser optic solutions in the TDLAS medical diagnostic device. We strongly believe in engineering teams being responsible for the operations of their services in research, development, and production. In this role, you’ll work closely with fellow engineers and broader team members, including medical doctors, in a fast-paced environment.
Your responsibility is to work with the Lead Engineer (Senior Optic-laser Engineer) on the project's technical scope and drive the deliverables towards completion within the requirements of medical device-related industry standards. This includes documentation, specification, qualification, integration, and driving issue handling.
To fulfil this role, you need to align with the multi-disciplinary teams in the project on technical and functional aspects, scope, planning, and progress. Using your technical knowledge and analytical thinking, you take technical ownership of various deliverables that need to be developed for complex TDLAS modules.
Typical tasks include:
Execution within the optical module's scope, architecture, and functional requirements based on the high-level system.
Research and development in the field of TDLAS.
Acquisition of knowledge on the mechanisms related to optical cells heating and linking to the optical and imaging performance of the entire system.
Contribution, in a team, to the development of a TDLAS-based medical diagnostic device that requires a mixture of hardware and machine learning developments.
Design, support implementation, qualify and integrate new TDLAS functionality in breath analysis.
Contribution to diagnosing, resolving, and preventing technical issues. This involves analysing data, connecting the results to physical phenomena such as TDLAS and steering towards the proper solution directions.
Management of medical diagnostic equipment development processes
Constant engagement with all engineering staff
Preparation of research and development reports
Documentation in compliance with ISO 13485 and related norms
Mathematical modelling of complex optical systems and physical processes
Development of noise reduction algorithms and modes of operation for laser spectroscopes
Conduction of structured experiments
Requirements, education, and skills
Bachelor's degree with at least three years of experience in Photonics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Laser Engineering, or similar discipline
Knowledge of basic CAD (minimum of Autocad and Solidworks)
More than three years of experience in optical electronics or medical optics
Ability to calculate and simulate a variety of optical effects and phenomena
Understanding of TDLAS technology
Experience in laser systems
MSc in engineering or physics with knowledge of optical/laser systems
Hands-on experience in at least one of the following fields: IR lasers, DFB QCL, linear/nonlinear optics, optical sensors, optical design (ZEMAX, VirtualLab Fusion)
Experience in optical-mechanical design and TDLAS technology
Electronics and programming skills
Experience in developing complex optical modules in a multi-disciplinary environment is needed. Experience with TDLAS in breath analysis, optics lifetime, signal processing and mathematical optimisation techniques is preferred.
Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:
Ability to translate performance specifications into technical solutions for optical modules.
Affinity with working in a multidisciplinary environment related to complex systems.
Affinity with optic, laser, absorption spectroscopy, metrology, mechatronics, mechanical, electronic and software disciplines.
Affinity with hardware aspects such as fibre optics or laser systems in the NIR/MIR spectrum and software aspects such as modelling.
Ability to think on a functional level and in design details.
Ability to integrate, test and troubleshoot functions on module or system level.
Excellent communicational skills.
Good verbal and written English skills
Ability to switch between complex matters and high-level conclusions and convey these understandably.
Team player with the ability to build networks with other departments.
Self-propelling, showing initiative and drive, pragmatic attitude.
Flexible, result-driven and committed.
Strong analytical skills and drive for quality.
Diversity & Inclusion
Halitus GmbH is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe that everyone in our tribe shares the responsibility of upholding our commitment to these values and encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to join us in freeing fellow humans from some of the most feared diseases.
Halitus does not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Halitus is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.
Halitus is committed to making the job application process accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability (visible or not) and need to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please let us know how we can help.
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