Senior Materials Engineer


Are you ready to be at the forefront of creating groundbreaking optical products? Optotune is looking for an experienced Senior Materials Engineer to join our team and drive the future of optical technology.


  • Build, lead, and inspire an interdisciplinary materials engineering team, following Optotune’s core values
  • Investigate and test new materials for product enhancement and access to new markets, with focus on polymers, thin films, metals, ceramics, coatings, and bonding technologies
  • Select the best materials for high-volume manufacturing and carry out feasibility studies
  • Define and implement structures for materials topics (handling instructions, safety, knowledge database, evaluation framework, …)
  • Stabilize manufacturing processes and improve knowledge and accessibility
  • Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams (engineering, supply chain, production, quality), communicate proactively, and manage stakeholders


  • MSc degree, PhD preferred, in Chemistry or Materials Science
  • At least 5 years of broad industrial materials experience in the product development and production environment, preferably in a high-volume environment
  • Proven experience in formulating polymer-based systems, tailoring of mechanical and optical properties
  • Hands-on experience with thermomechanical (DMA, TMA, DSC, TGA) and optical (UV-VIS spectrometry, FTIR) material characterization methods required. Knowledge of advanced chemical analysis methods (GPC, ICP-MS, GC-MS, HPLC) preferred.
  • Knowledge of Python and related programming languages, particularly to assist statistical modeling (DOE, SPC), is an advantage
  • Experience in supporting Operations on materials topics (quality, supply chain, production)
  • Enthusiasm and aspiration for leadership
  • Drive and motivation in the workplace
  • Proficiency in English required, German skills is preferred

Why us?

  • A competitive salary with ESOP
  • Retirement savings plan with company match
  • Generous vacation policies
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth
  • A collaborative and fast-paced work environment
  • Start-up flair mixed with SME professionalism
  • Flexible working environment & home office
  • Respectful and supportive culture with a lot of fun
  • We are extremely international and proud of our diversity in every aspect
  • Awesome regular company events!

We are a dynamic and motivated team. We live an open culture in which your work will be crucial to the success of the company. You will work with extraordinary colleagues, all striving for one common goal: to create an outstanding company.

So if you are looking for a challenging job in an innovative environment and you are determined to use your extraordinary skills to bring our revolutionary products to the market, then we would be pleased to get to know you. Only CV in English is needed.

Please note that we DO NOT engage with personal agencies for this position.

Updated: 2 days ago
Job ID: 11800305
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201-500 employees
Medical Equipment Manufacturing

Optotune develops and manufactures industry shaping active optical components that allow customers around the globe to innovate.


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