Optomechanical Technician/Engineer at Nomad Atomics

Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia melbourne engineering
Posted 10 months ago


Nomad Atomics is on a mission to make the broad uptake of quantum sensing a reality and simultaneously push the limits of our field beyond what we think is possible. We are building the world’s most advanced fit-for-purpose quantum sensors to allow us to see the world like never before.

Our team is made up of leaders in the quantum sensing field. We believe the time for commercial quantum sensing has come, and we are determined with making it happen.

We are growing here at Nomad Atomics – FAST. We are searching for people who want to finally take the commercial sensing game into the modern era of technology.

Who you are

You are a voracious learner, and you love building things. You do not shy away from taking on the impossible. You apply these principles to all parts of science and engineering and are excited to operate at the forefront of technology development. You are an expert in your field and are ready to jump headfirst into the strange world of quantum sensing.

It’s ok if you don’t have all the skills yet to build a quantum sensor, because you want to work with a global team of experts to fill in the gaps. You may have come from a large corporation or be fresh out of university but the idea of working in a fast-paced, highly iterative, and integrated team is exciting.

Your role

Working hand in hand with the development team, you’ll be responsible for small-scale production and assisting with prototype design and assembly. This is an exceptionally hands-on role requiring a broad skill set, including laser system construction, set-up, and characterization. (These things are being used in the field, and we are moving fast.)

You will be responsible for and deeply embedded in the end-to-end development and deployment of our sensors and will be engaged daily in tasks like:

  • Fibre laser system construction and characterization
  • Fibre splicing and optimization of slice routines for low loss and high PER
  • Splicing of specialty fibres
  • Micro-optical system assembly and characterization
  • Assist with the design and development of prototypes and their transfer to production
  • Assembly and testing of field ready production sensors


It’s not about specifically where you have come from nor what qualifications you have. What truly matters is that you are an impossibly fast learner. The types of things people applying for this role have done prior to Nomad are things like:

  • B.Sc in optical engineering, physics, or related field
  • Technician with 3+ years of experience
  • Optical fibre alignment and coupling
  • Free-space optic alignment, collimation, and coupling
  • Fusion fibre splicing and optimization
  • Ideally, experience with micro-optical assembly
  • Experience with optoelectronic systems (EOM, AOM, switches, etc)
  • Experience with narrow linewidth lasers
  • Developed assembly and alignment procedures for manufacturing
  • Ideally experience with optical design software (Zemax)
  • Ideally experience with mechanical design software (Solidworks)

If you think you’re right for the role, but don’t have some of these skills, reach out – we’d love to talk anyway.


The role is full-time and based in Melbourne, Australia.

We have the flexibility to work from home from time to time, but mostly it’s getting your hands dirty in our shiny labs.

We offer a competitive salary, employee share option package and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.