Product Development Engineer W/M

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Update on 14/07/2024
  • Contract type:  Permanent contract

  • Work time:  Full time

  • Location Rennes

Who are we ?

Founded in 2013, Cailabs is the global specialist in laser beam shaping, particularly through a unique and patented technology (MPLC), originating from scientific laboratories. The company designs, manufactures, and develops innovative photonic solutions for the aerospace, industrial (laser machining), telecommunications, and defense sectors.

Since 2020, Cailabs has experienced accelerated growth in the field of optical ground stations, enabling communication between satellites and Earth using lasers, and has now a central position in this market. Currently, one major area of activity for Cailabs is its optical ground stations TILBA-OGS, which incorporate Cailabs' technological core (MPLC) to facilitate ultra-high-speed communications despite atmospheric conditions.

Cailabs currently has over 90 employees, including 25 PhD holders. With 26 families of filed patents, the company is recognized as one of the most innovative SMEs in France.

Job description

Are you eager to be at the heart of developing new products, driven by innovative technical projects in the space sector? Are you passionate about collaborative work within multidisciplinary teams, in a human-sized company?

Join our dynamic and motivated team to face exciting challenges and contribute to innovation in the space industry!


As part of the Technical Department, you will be responsible for overseeing the development of subsystems for our optical ground stations, from prototype design to industrialization.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Developing the systems and subsystems that make up the optical ground stations, meeting client requirements, and establishing specifications in collaboration with Systems Engineers.
  • Conducting studies and modifications during the design, development, and pre-production phases of the product.
  • Seeking and proposing alternative solutions to solve identified problems and optimize product performance.
  • Monitoring validations during the various product development phases, aiming for production.
  • Creating a detailed project schedule for the development and pre-production phases.
  • Preparing and leading progress reviews.
  • Maintaining ongoing technical and technological monitoring.

Essential skills

  • With an engineering degree (in optics, mechatronics, etc.), you have 7-8 years of experience in the technical development of complex products or systems in the industry sector, and you are proficient in all stages from prototyping to industrialization.

You are recognized for:

  • Your adaptability and openness.
  • Your ability to work autonomously and in a team, and to be proactive.
  • Your passion for innovation and creativity.
  • Your thoroughness and ability to synthesize information.
  • Your written and oral communication skills, allowing you to interact with teams in both French and English.
  • You are comfortable in evolving or growing environments, like startups.

Bonus points : 

  • Experience in the development of optoelectronic products, special machinery, or scientific instrumentation including optical components is a significant asset.
  • Knowledge of physics or free-space optics.

Required languages

  • English English - Level advanced

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Product Development Engineer W/M

Permanent contract
Full time

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