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Kortrijk, BE

Date:  Jun 22, 2022
Job ID:  4687

Optical Engineer Immersive experiences (IX) 1 1

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare. Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents.

At Barco IX (Immersive Experiences), we shape immersive experiences together by embracing the creative power of technology. With a heart for technology and a spirit for creativity we break through the limits of what’s possible. We enable what has never been done before to immerse our audiences in experiences they will never forget. The markets our immersive experience technologies are used in range from live events, over theme parks and museums to flight simulators. Our Immersive Experiences R&D organisation focusses on developing projection and image processing technologies to make these immersive experiences come to life for our customers all over the world.



The function


Barco IX is looking for an Optical Engineer (location Kortrijk) to work on the next generation of projection solutions.  You will be part of an international team based in Belgium and Norway. The optics in the projector you work on will enable our projectors to do their magic. From inspiring people at the Gent Light Festival, through bringing digital art to galleries and museums worldwide, to providing visuals at world’s leading concert stages, you will be able to see the results of your work in all kind of immersive environments.


Do you like to have fun within a group of passionate people?


Then the opportunity of Optical Engineer in our Immersive eXperiences unit is something for you!



Key Responsibilites


  • Optical engineering designer in an inter-disciplinary team.
  • Become skilled in the use of test equipment and projectors in order to steer the design of next generation products.
  • Conduct engineering analyses and evaluations of projection systems.
  • Lead the testing and development of optical designs.
  • Provide thorough documentation of work performed.
  • Assist the reliability and optical teams in solving field issues and mitigate identified risks.
  • Build and maintain test set-ups and/or equipment.



Your profile


  • Master’s degree or PhD in Optics, Physics or a related engineering field or equivalent job experience.
  • A strong hands-on mentality combined with analytical skills
  • Experience in evaluation and the design process of optical systems is a plus (Zemax).
  • Knowledge of a scientific programming languages such as Phyton, Matlab or others is a plus.
  • Proven ability to work well in a (project-) team environment.
  • Good oral, written and presentation skills for interfacing with other engineers, stakeholders and/or suppliers.
  • Self-starting and approachable, enthusiastic but practical in developing new technologies
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English


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