Optical Engineer – Health Tech


Are you a seasoned expert in optics? Are you driven by the challenge of crafting cutting-edge solutions for some of the hardest problems in R&D today? Could you design the next big technology for eyecare? Whatever your project focus, you’ll get to tackle the most complex and impactful projects from across TTP.   

As a specialist in optical design, there aren’t many people like you. Your expertise is highly sought after – and TTP has the projects to match them. You’ll be based within our Eyecare Team, helping to invent high-tech solutions ranging from intraocular lenses through to retinal cameras. It’s the kind of tech that will make a meaningful difference and could stretch the boundaries of your technical understanding.

Although the Eyecare team will be your home, optical experience is in demand across the business. This means you won’t be restricted to one project type. Instead, you’ll get to explore opportunities to apply your expertise to an array of product development programmes from across our business units – spanning Deep Tech through to Life Science. You’ll get to create designs, run simulations, and build and test prototypes. This could also involve Project Leading or providing technical contributions towards some non-optics work, such as electromagnetics or physics/mechanics.

You’ll be working with a supportive team of world-class engineers, scientists, and designers. Together, you’ll explore new technological frontiers whilst benefitting from our culture of freedom with minimal bureaucracy.

Although your technical expertise will be in high demand, there will also be opportunities to grow your leadership, communication and commercial skills. At TTP, you are at the wheel of your career development.

So, if you’re a self-starter who values the freedom to produce your best work, you’ll fit in well here. Together, we’ll discover solutions to some of the most complex technological challenges of our times.


We don’t focus on job titles at TTP, so we’re inviting applications from a range of backgrounds for this role – you might currently call yourself a Physicist, an Engineer, or a Project Leader. We’re more interested in the experience and mindset you would bring to the role than the job titles you’ve held.

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. You are naturally curious with a growth mindset which will help you tackle complex challenges at the leading edge of innovation.

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

  • Academic excellence. A 1st or upper 2nd class degree or equivalent in a physical science or engineering.
  • A PhD or equivalent industrial experience, with two or more years of additional 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.


  • 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 and paternity leave, with the option to return part-time for a year
  • Electric car leasing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • A wide range of activities, including running, board games, programming, squash,  arts and crafts, and TTP’s own rock band
  • Local sports facilities and theatre discounts and memberships
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available (if applicable)


So, if you’re ready to use your Optical Engineering skills to make an impactful difference, apply now.


Every application will be reviewed by the hiring team and will receive a response.

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.