Technical Lead Optics (m|w|d)

“Inspiring images. Since 1917.” ARRI is a global player within the motion picture industry, employing around 1,200 staff worldwide. Named after its founders August Arnold and Robert Richter, ARRI was established in Munich, Germany, where the headquarters is still located today. Other subsidiaries are in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Australia.

The ARRI Group consists of the business units Camera Systems, Lighting, and Rental, all dedicated to connecting creativity and future technologies for moving images. ARRI is a leading designer and manufacturer of camera and lighting systems as well as system solutions for the film, broadcast, and media industries, with a worldwide distribution and service network. The portfolio includes digital cameras, lenses, camera accessories, archive technologies, lamp heads, and lighting accessories. Along with offering exclusive technologies, ARRI Rental’s first-class services and equipment provide camera, lighting, and grip packages to professional productions around the world.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their contributions to the industry with 19 Scientific and Technical Awards.

Job description:

  • As a technical lead of the center of competence optics in the camera systems business unit, you will become part of the technical lead community and are responsible for technical excellence in your field of knowledge. With your solutions, you will secure the technological competitiveness of the company and support the management team in making technical decisions.
  • As a senior engineer, you will develop optomechanical assemblies in the digital camera frontend and ensure their best-in-class functionality with respect to optical imaging and stray light performance.
  • You will support the optimization of the camera system and be part of the development of lenses, filters, optical camera frontends and the interface to the image sensor and image processing.
  • You enjoy working in a complex interdisciplinary environment that requires diverse coordination with colleagues from different disciplines.


  • You have successfully completed your studies in optical engineering, physics, photonics, or in a comparable field.
  • You have a broad understanding of optics and optomechanics and professional experience in the development of camera systems.
  • You bring professional experience in designing and validating optomechanical assemblies by using sequential and non-sequential raytracing as well as CAD and optical metrology.
  • You are highly interested in the progress of optical technologies and in the evaluation of their applicability to ARRI’s products.
  • Knowledge in image processing or sensor technology is desirable.
  • You possess strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team. Ideally you have some leadership experience, for example with supervising students or technical leadership of colleagues.
  • Fluent business German and English skills complete your profile.

You can expect a challenging and exciting work environment with diverse opportunities and international orientation!

We look forward to receiving your online application with your earliest possible starting date and salary expectations.

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