The TOPTICA Photonics AG is a leading, medium-sized high-tech manufacturer of laser systems for science, biotechnology and measurement technology with over 300 employees. High motivation and responsibility in the service of clients characterize the company philosophy of the privately run "hidden champion", which is lived by the employees with great commitment.
For our division Research & Development we are looking for a

Project Leader for Complex Laser Reference Solutions (m/f/d)

Responsibilities and Main Tasks:

  • R&D project leader for cavity and frequency-comb based metrology solutions, including electronical, software, mechanical and optical subsystems
  • Hands-on contribution to the R&D project in the technology area
  • Directly interface with product management and potential customers to define market potential and technical specifications
  • Transfer of the developed product/solution to the manufacturing department and support of complex customer adaptions


  • Scientific and/or engineering background including diode and/or ultrafast lasers with a proven track-record in publications & innovations, PhD degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in leading R&D project teams developing complex systems based on high-end mechanical, electronical, optical and software subsystems
  • Hand-on experience in one of the fields: mechanical or electronical engineering, software architectures and programming (C++, Python, Labview) or optical engineering (ZEMAX)
  • Analytical and methodical skills to define the market and technological signals together with the product management
  • Team-oriented, diplomatic talents as well as assertiveness to define development projects in the company to implement those with the team
  • Experience in national & international public funding projects and ability to communicate in scientific cooperations and conferences

We offer: 

  • Annual employee events
  • A transparent corporate philosophy
  • Fast decision-making processes
  • An attractive, modern and safe working environment
  • Financial participation in the company’s success

Employee Type

Work Experience
5 bis 7 Jahre

82166 Gräfelfing

TOPTICA Photonics AG

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