Junior Research Engineer (Optics, Physics) — R&D — Student Program

Learn, develop and grow your career at Crane Payment Innovations, a diversified manufacturer of engineered industrial products, specializing in niche applications for banknote and coin validation, storage and recycling devices for use in gaming, amusement, vending, retail and transportation with products and specialized technology offered to a customer base in over thirty countries around the globe.

About the role

The role of Junior Research Engineer (Optics, Physics) is to conduct research, analysis and development of the optical design for different sensors solutions and service subsystems of banknote and coin authentication and recycling systems.

About the team

Kiev R&D team consists of several specialists that cover different disciplines including but not limited to general physics, optics, electronics, maths and programming. Team is focused on moving forward CPI sensor technology and recognition techniques dedicated to improve our products capabilities to be aligned with the cutting edge requirements for detection of machine readable features. Team is equipped with the nowadays instruments, measurement equipment and utilizes the latest computing technologies that makes it possible to build the sensor systems from scratch. The team welcomes new talented people interested in engineering and computer science and always open for new ideas and fresh look at the sensor development process.


  • Flexible working hours. You can easily combine study and development in our company.
  • Payment for the actual hours worked. The hourly rate is fixed at $.
  • Practical experience in the development of real innovative products using modern technologies.
  • Mentor. You’ll have a person, who provides constant support, helps, educates and guides you.
  • English learning courses and regular language practice.
  • Participation in corporate life of the company.
  • Career growth. 99.9% of our students get an offer for further employment after graduation.
  • Lunch Bonus Program. 20% discount on food in the cafe.
  • Easy adaptation process for newcomers.

We are looking for the candidate with

  • Education — at least B.Sc. in EE/CS or equivalent, with relevant experience.
  • Good knowledge and erudition in the following category of physics disciplines: optics and lighting engineering, electronics, mechanics, electromagnetic phenomena, thermal phenomena.
  • Experience and knowledge of the metrology, instrumentation, techniques of physical measurements.
  • Experience in simulation using Zemax OpticStudio or similar software packages.
  • Experience in mechanical design using Solidworks or similar CAD system.
  • Practical skill in experimental and signal data processing with MatLab.
  • Experience in embedded systems, with emphasis on sensor technology, system control, image processing is appreciated.
  • Understanding schematic diagrams, flowcharts, mechanical drawings.

Our candidate will be responsible for

  • Participation in new bill/coin validator sensors technology for different sensors solutions and service subsystems of banknote and coin authentication and recycling systems.
  • Create platform-independent subsystem representations, models and use cases, including the required documentation.
  • Simulate, evaluate and test sensor designs, develop acquisition systems and signal pre-processing algorithms.
  • Troubleshoot, analyse and resolve various optical, hardware problems.