Hiring a new optical system engineer

March 26, 2024

We are looking for an experienced, both practical and analytical individual who is excited about technology and eager to join a small and growing technical team who are making a difference in the field of greenhouse gas emissions monitoring with innovative technology.  You will apply your experience and develop new skills in a highly rewarding environment to help Mirico develop its next generation product and support existing product and service provision activities.

About the role

You will have a key role in the design and development of our gas sensor instruments, which is based on state-of-the-art laser spectroscopy. This will involve:

  • design and evaluation of optical system concepts
  • modelling and tolerancing of free space optical systems
  • understanding of laser spectroscopy signals
  • building and testing of prototype assemblies
  • alignment of optical systems
  • develop optical assembly and test processes and documentation
  • assisting in service and maintenance of instruments and accessories
  • contributing to continuous improvement of the instrument design
  • participating in Mirico’s agile delivery methodology
  • supporting best practices in health, safety, and environmental management

Your day-to-day responsibilities will further develop your understanding of optics, laser spectroscopy, electronics, and mechanics as you develop our latest gas sensor instruments.  By performing these tasks, you will play an important role in ensuring the development of a high quality, efficiently manufactured product that delivers reliable, repeatable, and high-quality measurements under all field conditions.

About you

You have good knowledge and experience of optical system in both analysis and hands-on work including its integration into complex technical systems. Your attention to detail in analyses and testing will guide the product design and development work leading towards consistent manufacture, testing, and quality by working with the engineering and production teams. It will be desirable if you also have experience of CAD software and fibre optics.

Your development

Mirico is a small company – less than 18 people in total – so in this role you’ll make a significant and meaningful impact right from the beginning as we transition from a small technology company into manufacturing a world class product. You will be an integral part of an extremely hard-working and knowledgeable technical team with ample amounts of experience for you to absorb and build from and grow your career within the company.


  • Competitive salary
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Company medical insurance
  • Flexible working
  • Free parking

Diversity, equality & inclusion

We aim to provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our employment, whether temporary, part-time or full-time. We do not discriminate due to protected characteristics (as defined in the Equality Act 2010 such as age, disability, gender, race or religion). We oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination.

Please note that we can only accept applications from people who already have a right to live and work in the UK.

How to apply  

Please send your CV and covering letter explaining your motivation for the role to our HR lead: Sam.Davies@mirico.co.uk