Validation Engineer - Leuven

To strengthen and expand our camera development team, we are looking for a Validation engineer. As a validation engineer, you will be involved in all engineering activities throughout the products Lifecyle, to help insure that we create the highest quality product in the most efficient manner. You will design test-experiments, perform the inspection, identify areas for optimization/improvement and play a leading role in the qualification of our products. You work in close collaboration with your colleagues in the development departments, as well as the camera production, sensor device production and sales departments. Next to this, you will also test new technologies, methods and products that will drive our future roadmap. 

A validation engineer at exosens requires a broad multi-disciplinary engineering skillset because you will be executing a wide variety of tasks. These include: 

  • Design and execute testing, characterization, and verification of UV, optical and infrared products.
  • Perform analysis of measurement data, document the results and present to the different stakeholders.
  • Test for optical performance, electrical signal integrity, thermal analysis, mechanical design, firmware debugging and more.
  • Verify design specifications and help optimize performance, from the initial design to the final released product.
  • Be instrumental in building up know-how and intellectual property by performing internal R&D programs.
  • Verify design specifications and help optimize performance, from the initial design to the final released product.
  • Support and improve our product quality by proposing and implementing improvements to acceptance testing, camera calibration and yield optimization.
  • Analyze customer requests and complaints and assist the sales team with technical issues and challenges.

Desired Competencies

  • Degree in engineering/physics/scientific degree or equivalent by experience is essential.
  • Background in optical, mechanical or electro-mechanical engineering is a plus. 
  • Theoretically strong, but also practical in execution is a requirement. 
  • Demonstrated experience in researching technologies, root-cause analysis,  validation/qualification testing is a strong asset. 
  • Interest in optical sensing is a must; demonstrated experience testing in the optical wavelength range or other ranges is a plus. 
  • Programming interest is required – a large part of the job will be programming new tests or writing a script to analyze the data (typically python). Knowledge of object-oriented programming and CAD tools such as Solid Edge is an asset.
  • Team player who is motivated, poised with initiative and eager to learn. Problem-solving attitude,  a critical mindset and a meticulous eye for detail are also a must for this job.
  • You will work in an international and multi-disciplinary team, so good communication skills and excellent knowledge of English is required.

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