R&D Engineer Micro-Optics/Diffractive Optics (m/f/d)

HOLOEYE is a continuously growing medium sized company serving customers worldwide in the future-oriented photonics market and offers high potential for individual careers. Teamwork, along with strong sense of individual creativity, enjoyment, enthusiasm, flexibility and vision are all crucial to our daily operations.
Working in small teams with flat hierarchies with open communication and feedback offers the opportunity to develop custom-fit roles and shape tasks individually.

Location: Berlin-Adlershof | Remote: 20% | Fulltime

Your activity:

Your Tasks

  • You work on the design and simulation of optical micro- and nanostructures for optical elements with dedicated functions (e.g. diffractive optical elements & metalenses)
  • You assist in generating data for the fabrication of micro-optical and nano-optical structures
  • You will be responsible for analyzing test results from optical or surface characterization measurements to derive optimal process parameters for fabrication processes in the first and subsequent iterations.
  • Your onboarding goal in the first 6 months: Develop 2-4 designs of your own and after fabrication, check their performance for optimization options, thereby becoming familiar with the team and its workflows.

Optional or future tasks

  • You communicate with customers regarding development objectives, participate in and represent Holoeye at trade shows and scientific conferences.
  • You contribute to the qualification of manufacturing processes for micro- and nano-optical structures (such as laser or electron beam lithography, reactive plasma etching, nano-imprint, molding).
  • You conduct optical measurements to characterize optical micro- and nanostructures

Your Team
The team “Diffractive Optics” headed by Dr. Andreas Hermerschmidt consists of around 5 members who cover all the tasks regarding product specification. This includes costumer interaction, specification, design + simulation, data preparation for fabrication, vendor interaction and in-house optical lab testing.

Tech & Tool Stack
Design und Simulation: Self-developed proprietary software based on Python und C++ as well as commercial software (e.g. LightTrans Virtual Lab & Zemax)
Software development: Python, C++, MatLab & LabVIEW
AI Support: Microsoft Copilot, ChatGPT
Optical function and surface characterization: Laser diffraction, Spectrometry, Image processing, Laser scanning microscopy / electron microscopy
Project Management: Atlassian JIRA
Documentation: Atlassian Confluence

Your profile:


  • Education: University (or University of Applied Sciences) education with a degree in one the subjects: Physics, Microsystems Engineering, Computer Science / Programming, Optical Engineering
  • Domain Knowledge: Ideally in at least 2-3 of the following subjects: Fourier Optics, Rigorous diffraction simulation (e.g. RCWA, FDTD), Wave-optical propagation, / Metasurfaces , Lithography, Lasers, Optical systems
  • Programming skills: Python, ideally also in C++, MATLAB
  • Analytical Skills: High analytic skills for connecting simulation and experimental results and drawing the required conclusions for further optimizations.
  • Working method: Ability to work systematically, self-organized, but also team oriented and able to cope with changing demands
  • Language: Proficiency in English language, German language skills highly welcome
  • Mindset: intrinsic motivation and solution driven


Hybrid working model (remote up to 20%)
Flexible working hours and working time account
Further professional training as required
Free or discounted Urban Sports membership
Company pension scheme
Cost coverage for Berlin public transport card
Of course, also: Free drinks, vegetables and fruit baskets


HOLOEYE Benefits
Flexible working hours
Working time accounts
Mobile working offer

Tax-free allowance for public transport tickets
Tax-free allowance for Kindergarten costs
Tax-free allowance for direct insurance, pension scheme

Modern workplaces
Free beverages, fruits, vegetables and snacks
Tax-free allowance for membership of the Urban Sports Club

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HOLOEYE Photonics AG
Volmerstrasse 1
12489 Berlin, Germany

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+49 (0)30 4036 9380


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