Senior R&D Engineer for Optical Systems (m/f/d)

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  • collective agreement of the chemical industry
  • 37,5 hours/week
  • 30 days of holiday
  • holiday pay
  • 13th salary
  • mobile work 
  • flexitime
  • company pension plan
  • kindergarten subsidy
  • Jobrad
  • Corporate Benefits
  • Corporate fitness network Wellpass


In this position you are an essential member in R&D projects for next generation high power optical laser systems for metal 3D printing. Together with your team of highly skilled experts from around the globe you will:
  • 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
  • Setup, commissioning and testing of optical systems and prototypes. Carrying out and evaluating test series
  • Develop new optical and optomechanical concepts, their simulation and analysis, for beam delivery systems
  • Develop image processing algorithms for and analyze data from electro-optical systems
  • Actively contribute to product and technology improvement
  • You work in an interdisciplinary team and bring in your first experience in lateral leadership, particularly concerning decision making, employee motivation, agility and relationship building


  • PhD, or MSc with professional experience in optoelectronics, optics, semiconductor, or electrical engineering
  • Experience in writing requirements, specification for optical systems and lasers
  • Deep knowledge of the physical phenomena and the physical process of laser metal interaction
  • Knowledge of physical optics, geometrical optics, Fourier optics, fiber lasers and image and signal processing
  • Strong knowledge in optical modeling and imaging software like Zemax, Oslo, LightTrans 
  • You need to have knowledge how to build optical systems ready for machine integration
  • You need to know concepts of opto-mechanical design, concept for athermalization CAD software and simulation of optical systems
  • You need to know how to qualify and test prototype set-up 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