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Senior Optics Engineer

Job Number:  66877
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating India Engineering
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Bhosari, IN

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About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of seating structures, foam and trim, mechanisms, and complete seats for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Seating is at the center of the consumer vehicle experience and our seating solutions are developed from consumer research, prioritizing comfort, convenience and connectivity.


About the Role

A Senior Optical Engineer design and develop automotive exterior lighting optical components, ensuring compliance with customer and legal standards. Collaborate with technical specialists, program managers, and engineers. Conduct feasibility studies, performance optimizations, and technical support. Manage lab and road studies and stay updated on photometric legal requirements. Flexible hours and travel required.

Your Responsibilities

  • Responsible for design and development of optical components which fulfil all customer and legal requirements for automotive exterior lighting
  • Work directly with the Optics Technical Specialists to deliver quality optics designs that are manufacturable with injection moulding techniques, and meets internal manufacturing requirements
  • Evaluate and submit required optical performance optimizations
  • Direct program managers and tooling engineers regarding optical design requirements
  • Work with mechanical design through release to address mechanical issues that may impact integrity of optical prescription
  • Work with business development group to provide timely and accurate feasibility studies
  • Co-ordinate lab and road studies for optical models, prototype and production parts
  • Provide technical support to Manufacturing, Quality Engineering, Program Managers, Project Managers and Tooling Engineering
  • Create and evaluate supportive technical documentation for Program Managers to present to the customer
  • Keep abreast of domestic and international photometric legal requirements such as ECE, SAE, CCC
  • Flexible working hours are required and the ability to travel to customer sites for technical reviews and product evaluations
  • Laboratory development: physical measurements of lamps and analysis of photometric attributes
  • Assist in the development and implementation of operating procedures and guidelines for photometric equipment and photo lab personnel
  • Understand computer simulation theory and associated limitations and assumptions
  • Face to face/written interaction with customers/senior management

Who we are looking for

  • Keen ability to solve problems and facilitate solutions in a time dependent automotive environment.
  • Strong oral communication skills are required as the optical prescription impacts all facets of the business
  • Capable of initiating and following tasks through to completion
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to handle complex computer aided engineering tasks
  • Ability to write programs using a scripting language
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required to meet the challenges of direct customer interaction in technical reviews and product performance evaluations
  • Ability to multitask effectively, shift priorities and directions due to customer driven requirements

Your preferred qualifications

  • Degree in Optical Engineering / Physics degree or equivalent automotive lighting optical design experience
  • Working Experience with 3D para-solids CAD tools such as Unigraphics, CATIA, Solid edge, Solid works for layout of optics geometry and file transfer purposes
  • Working experience in Optical software such as Lucidshape, Speos or similar
  • Minimum 5 - 8 years directly applicable experience in optical design, product design, testing, and analysis.

Site Benefits

  • Followed for MAIPL Magna Policy

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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