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R&D Optics Expert (m/f/d) - Job Achim - Jobs

R&D Optics Expert (m/f/d)

About ficonTEC

ficonTEC Service GmbH is a global leader in the assembly and testing of PICs (Photonic Integrated Circuits) and photonic devices. Our companywide goal is to set up top notch technology which facilitates our customers from around the world to build tomorrow’s opto-electronic devices. We believe in equal opportunity with employees committed to diversity and inclusion offering a vibrant working environment.

Within ficonTEC’s R&D-Team you will find high-qualified employees, a flat hierarchy with short decision ways and a very open minded and international culture. Here, you will find opportunities for your personal and professional development.


Are you looking for a job in a forward-looking industry? Then become part of our strong and experienced team in the R&D department as a     


R&D Optics Expert (m/f/d)

(immediately & full-time)



Your responsibilities

We are seeking a highly skilled and highly motivated hands-on Optics Expert to join our dynamic Research & Development department at ficonTEC. As a key member of our team, you will play a crucial role in advancing our optical technologies and contributing to the development of groundbreaking products.

You will work in typical technology fields like highly specialized imaging systems or active (feedback driven) alignment of optical fibers. As an Optics Expert, you will be responsible for all kinds of theoretical but also hands-on investigations and realization of concepts and setups in the R&D lab as well as for troubleshooting of existing setups. This includes collaboration in cross-functional teams in which you share your pragmatic and solution focused approach and train less experienced colleagues.



  • Design and optimize optical systems for various applications.
  • Conduct experimental work to validate optical designs and performance.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate optics into overall product designs.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitive products.
  • Troubleshoot and provide technical support for optical issues in existing products.
  • Mentor and guide junior members of the R&D team

Your profile

  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Optics, Physics, or a related field.
  • Proven hands-on experience in designing and developing optical systems.
  • General optical understanding, with expertise in integrated optics and fiber optics.
  • Good background in optical design software (e.g., Zemax) and simulation tools.
  • Knowledge of optical assembly strategies for efficient and reliable manufacturing.
  • "Out of the box" thinking, with a creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Experience with imaging and non-imaging optics and laser systems is highly desirable.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Hands-on mentality, you like spending your time in the lab and know how to use screw drivers and soldering iron
  • Very good spoken and written language skills in English, German is a plus


We offer

  • The possibility to shape the future of photonics assembly
  • Permanent employment contract
  • Attractive salary package
  • Flexible working hours
  • Company - Fitness programs
  • Company pension scheme
  • Opportunities to create and develop technically and personally
  • Exciting, international clients from a wide range of industries
  • Onboarding program and individual support
  • Annual employe appraisals for your targeted and individual development/personal development
  • Short decision-making processes, the opportunity to get involved, change things and utilize new technologies
  • Optimum transport connections
  • Discount for employees (e.g. City for two, benefits app)
  • Top hardware including ergonomic workplace conditions
  • Of course: regular company events (e.g. summer party, Christmas party, B2Run), free drinks and parking spaces

Are you interested? Then please send us your application, motivation letter and CV including your salary expectations in English or German, using the following application form:

Find out more about us here:



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