Head of Optics & Laser (m/f/d)

  • Published: 2024-07-04
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  • Diverse, global, growing organization with flat hieratchies in a trend-setting industry
  • A versatile and responsible field of activity and responsibility in a fast growing, innovation leading, and international company
  • A future-proof job with the innovation leader in the AM market
  • Work with a great team, the coolest L-PBF technologies and top-notch companies
  • Modern structures and state-of-the-art technology
  • Great colleagues from over 25 nations
  • 30 days of holiday
  • Kindergarten subsidy


With Nikon SLM Solutions, you are at the forefront of the development of innovative optical systems for laser material processing. You lead a team of expert scientists and engineers to develop the most advanced concepts for high power, high performance and adaptive optical systems for use in the most advanced metal 3D printing machines.

  • Develop optical systems for operation in machines for metal 3D printing to increase process quality and for reproducible and robust process control
  • Based on the knowledge of laser-matter interaction we develop the best way for optical energy delivery to achieve best metal fusion results
  • Develop new optical and opto-mechanical concepts, their simulation and analysis for beam delivery systems
  • Actively contribute to product and technology improvement, derive a product development roadmap and utilize state-of-the-art and state-of-science knowledge
  • Together with your team, you actively search for the best technical and economic solutions and engage and coordinate internal and external development partners
  • You define the development program along the company's technology roadmap and manage it in a structured project management environment


  • PhD, or MSc with professional experience in optoelectronics, optics, semiconductor, or electrical engineering
  • Several years of leadership experience in an industry environment
  • Knowledge about laser technology for laser metal applications
  • Understanding of imaging software like Zemax, Oslo, LightTrans
  • Knowledge on how to build optical systems for machine integration
  • Understanding of concepts of opto-mechanical design, athermalization, CAD software and simulation of optical systems


We offer you a versatile and responsible scope of duties in a global business. You can expect colleagues on an equal footing, flat hierarchies, a strong team spirit and a "can do" working atmosphere.
We like to describe ourselves as a company with a start-up atmosphere, because with us you get the best of both worlds: a dynamic, future-oriented work environment with the advantages of a corporation.

We are a company of diversity, tolerance and openness. That is why we want people of all ages and disabilities, religions, sexual orientations and identities, ethnic origins, nationalities and genders to find their employer in us.

Do you want to change the future of additive manufacturing and become part of our success story?


Nikon SLM Solutions AG is one of the world's leading companies in additive manufacturing. Our Selective Laser Melting machines enable the fast, reliable and cost-effective production of high-quality metal components. With our more than 600 employees from over 25 nations, we are revolutionizing additive manufacturing and are a partner at eye level for our renowned customers, e.g. from the aerospace industry, the energy sector, healthcare or the automotive sector.

Nikon SLM Solutions AG is headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, with offices in China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and the United States.


Apply directly via our online application tool. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications by e-mail. 
We look forward to your application.

You have any further questions? Please feel free to contact us.

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Nikon SLM Solutions AG