Junior optical R&D engineer - Space laser communications W/M

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Update on 09/01/2024
  • Contract type:  Permanent contract

  • Work time:  Full time

  • Location Rennes

Job description

Founded in 2013, Cailabs is the number one global specialist in laser shaping, tied to a unique, patented technology: Multi Plane Light Conversion (MPLC).

At Cailabs we design, manufacture and develop innovative photonic solutions for satellite communications, industrial applications (laser machining), fiber optic telecommunications and defense.

Since 2020, Cailabs has seen its growth accelerate in the field of optical ground stations/ free space optical communications and we are looking to expand our customer base across the U.S. government, commercial, and defense markets. Cailabs patented MPLC technology passively mitigates atmospheric turbulence to enable ultra-high-speed satellite to earth communications -an exciting technology with unlimited potential. Cailabs currently employs over 90 people, including 25 PhDs. with 26 patent families registered. 

Essential skills

Key skills:

  • MsC in optics or photonics
  • Hands-on experience in optics
  • Knowledge in programming language such as Python, C, Matlab…
  • Professional English and French (B2 or higher)


  • Interest for integration and interfacing of components
  • Team player

About Cailabs

Founded in 2013, Cailabs is the world leader in shaping light through the development of a unique and patented technology (MPLC). It designs, manufactures, and develops innovative photonic solutions for space, industry (laser machining), telecommunications, and defense. Its medium-term ambition is to become the global leader in optical ground stations. With its offering of optical ground stations TILBA-OGS, incorporating its solution for compensating atmospheric turbulence, TILBA-ATMO, Cailabs is the first and only company to harness the high-speed capabilities of optics in a ground station on an industrial scale. Cailabs currently employs over 80 collaborators, including 22 PhDs. With 26 families of patents filed, the company is among the most innovative in the space industry.

Find out more about us on www.cailabs.com

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