Optical Engineer (f/m/d)
Buenos Aires, CABA
hace 16 horas

About Satellogic

Satellogic is a vertically integrated Earth Observation satellite and data company. We design, manufacture, and operate our own fleet of satellites, the Aleph-1 constellation, which delivers high-frequency, high-resolution imagery plus full-motion video.

Earth Observation imagery and data are key to monitoring change at scale, informing critical decisions, and ultimately helping solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Our mission is to democratize access to this information, making it affordable and available for those who need it across a wide range of industries, from climate monitoring and agriculture, to energy, infrastructure and many more.

We want to do our part in building a world where every organization is prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

With a growing team of more than 300 employees spanning 10 countries, Satellogic is a diverse group of purpose-driven professionals across software development, satellite engineering, operations, data science, manufacturing, and sales.

We are excited to grow and welcome team members who push the limits, get things done, and never stop learning all while being humble, honest, and empathetic.

About the team

The Optics team is responsible for the optical high level design, analysis and study of the different optical assemblies and payloads of our satellites.

The optics team designs, models and analyzes the behavior of the optical components. Based on the systems requirements, they support in defining the specifications of new optical elements.

They support the satellite Assembly Integration & Testing team in the definition and execution of acceptance and integration optical procedures defined in the verification plans.

The team is always learning and trying to push the limits, relying in part on the large diversity of people’s profiles and backgrounds.

About the position

As an optical engineer you will be responsible for the simulation and analysis of imaging optics hardware like hyper and multispectral camera focal planes, lenses and telescopes.

The optical engineer will also assist in the design and execution of experiments in our labs and pilot plant.


Our labs are located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Remote work is acceptable, but we require you to be available to work in our labs at least 2 days per week.


  • Model, perform simulations and analysis of lenses, telescopes, filters, and of optical sensor components for imaging systems in visible and near infrared light (ray tracing, Fourier optics, radiometry).
  • Perform tolerance analysis and manufacturing feasibility studies for new optical payloads.
  • Define and develop quality metrics and acceptance criteria for the optical payloads.
  • Suggest improvements in optomechanical design of our lenses and cameras to simplify manufacturing processes and improve manufacturing quality.
  • Assist in the definition and engineer acceptance criteria, quality metrics and acceptance procedures for external suppliers.
  • Collaborate with mechanical engineers in optomechanical design of space optical systems components.
  • Collaborate with mechanical engineers in the development of optical alignment, integration and calibration procedures.
  • Experience

  • Degree in applied mathematics, physics or similar field of study or equivalent work experience.
  • Programming experience (preferably in Python)
  • Skills

  • You are skilled in scientific computing and you have a general appeal for modeling
  • Good scripting and automation skills
  • Advanced English proficiency levels.
  • Willingness to learn working Spanish
  • Capacity to learn continuously and passion for pushing the limits.
  • What we value

  • Experience with ray tracing optical design software (Zemax preferred).
  • Experience in basic image processing techniques
  • Experience with mechanical CAD software (Nx preferred).
  • Availability to travel to suppliers or manufacturing plant as required
  • Diversity Commitment

    Satellogic values diversity and inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. We are convinced that hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline will drive innovation, generate new solutions, and deliver a superior product to our global customer base.

    We work to build an equitable and inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come together to do their best work.

    Please feel free to specify your pronouns following your name on the application.

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