Optical Engineer – Health Tech


There aren’t many people like you. Your specialist expertise in creating the next generation of optical technologies is highly sought after – so are you ready to make the most of it? TTP’s Eyecare Team help to invent high-tech solutions ranging from intraocular lenses to eye-measurement equipment. It’s the kind of tech that will make a difference to people’s lives globally. This impactful work will test the limits of your technical understanding. And it’ll add to your skills and knowledge every day.

As an Optical Engineer at TTP, you’ll get to design, model, and develop new optical systems. The invention process can involve investigating a proof of concept, creating a novel prototype, or refining a product until it’s ready for production.

You’ll get the right mix of stretch development and enabling support at TTP. You’ll join a world-class team of engineers, scientists and designers inventing new technologies that transform patients’ lives. You’ll find the freedom and encouragement to advance your leadership capabilities, commercial aptitude, and project-leading skills. There will also be opportunities to mentor colleagues by sharing your niche expertise whilst learning from theirs.

If you’re a self-starter who values the freedom to produce your best work, you’ll fit in well at TTP; because together, we discover solutions. You’ll be part of an optics community spanning the whole of TTP. It means you’ll always have support when needed, and you’ll discover opportunities to contribute to a wide variety of projects.

What you’ll be doing:

You’ll get to work with global leaders and start-up companies to develop solutions in drug delivery, ophthalmic devices, optometry, surgical systems, and telehealth. What you’re working on will vary depending on the client’s requirements, but it will typically include:

  • Working on projects as an optical engineer for the Eyecare Team. There will also be opportunities to apply your broader physics or engineering skills to other projects across TTP.
  • The opportunity to lead technical workstreams and (possibly as a growth area) projects which will be interdisciplinary.
  • Regular interactions with clients to develop fruitful project partnerships.
  • Developing working relationships with potential clients by helping them plan new projects.


Consultancy work at TTP involves more than technical research and development. You’ll lean into your ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to colleagues and clients from diverse fields of expertise. Your naturally curious mindset will help you tackle complex challenges at the leading edge of innovation.

To be shortlisted for an interview, your CV will need to include:

  • Academic excellence. A 1st or upper 2nd class degree or equivalent in a physical science or engineering.
  • A PhD or equivalent industrial, academic or commercial R&D experience.
  • Experience in modelling physical systems using either commercial or custom software.
  • Experience in optical system design and applying experimental skills.


A new purpose-built office campus; the buildings house state-of-the-art labs, offices, and manufacturing space, with a variety of indoor and outdoor workspaces and working locations to stimulate TTP’s people to think differently.

  • Annual profit-related bonus
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
  • Private medical insurance for employees and dependants
  • Free lunch and all-day refreshments
  • Life insurance worth 6x salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and adoption leave, with the option to return part-time for a year
  • Electric car leasing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities, including squash, Zumba, yoga, arts and crafts, and TTP’s own rock band
  • Access and discounts to local sports facilities and theatre tickets
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable

So, if you’re looking to leverage your optical engineering skills in a state-of-the-art environment, apply now.

Every application will receive a response.

Closing Date: 31st May 2023

Inclusion and Diversity

Our business revolves around collaborating with one another to tackle genuinely hard problems. Equality and diversity in the workplace are some of the most challenging problems facing society. We can’t profess to be perfect in this regard or to yet have all the answers. But we continuously strive to do better, and we fundamentally believe in the power and importance of diversity – both for our community and for the overall success of our business.

We, therefore, encourage applications from all individuals. Whatever your background, whatever your identity: we would love to hear from you.

Apply now.

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Applying to TTP

We’re always recruiting

We never close our applications, because we never stop looking for people to join us. Our internships can be competitive though, so the earlier you apply the better.

We can sponsor working Visas

If you’re a foreign national that meets the Home Office criteria.

There’ll be a couple of stages to your interview

There are two stages to our interview process for graduates, and one stage for interns. For both of those roles, there are usually a number of one-to-one interviews with our consultants. We focus on your technical abilities and consumer awareness and use our interviews to see how you’d fit into TTP.

We hold our interviews at TTP Campus in Melbourn

On the outskirts of Cambridge. The interview process is usually around a couple of hours and it’ll include technical problem-solving style questions.

We’ll cover expenses for your interview

Which includes cost of your return travel to the interview. If you need to stay overnight in Melbourn, let us know in advance and we can organise something.

After the interviews, you’ll hear back from us in a few days

It’ll normally take a few weeks to finish the interviews, but this can sometimes take a little longer depending on how busy we are.

If you fit the criteria, we can cover relocation costs up to £20,000

But before you start, we’ll discuss this together to see if you fit the criteria.