Optical Characterization Engineer


Offered by:

NILT Switzerland GmbH


In your role, you will interface with external suppliers to develop our optical test capabilities. This includes the specification, validation, and correlation of different optical systems.As a member of a project team, you will take responsibility for the testing of components and provide feedback to the process and design engineers and our customers. You will therefore be in close contact with the optical design group and the process development team.You will also design and build custom optical setups capable to measure the performance of our parts and maintain, optimize and automate existing setups.Another important task is the analysis of the measurement data and the preparation and presentation of the reports.You will be part of a company that offers a fast-moving and busy work environment, where all opinions are valued together. We have a strong team spirit and a profound “we win, and we lose together” attitude which we value and culture. Read more at and Duties

  • Support the testing roadmap of NILT
  • Support customer projects regarding optical testing
  • Manage suppliers and drive the development of optical test capabilities
  • Testing of optical components with new test methodologies
  • Design, build and optimize optical test setups
  • Perform data analysis on measurement data
  • Reporting and documentation

Hard Skills & Experiences

  • od communication skills
  • Coordination with suppliers
  • Management of different stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Solid background in optics & experience in optical test metrology
  • Kledge of at least one programming language, ideally Python
  • Practical experience in the lab is a plus

Soft Skills

  • Independent, work towards an objective rather than following instructions
  • A structured approach to work and attention to detail
  • od communication skills to present results and challenges clearly
  • Willingness to adapt to a fast-paced environment

Qualifications & Profile

  • MSc degree in Microengineering, Optics, Photonics or similar
  • 1-5 years of work experience
  • English (required), German is a plus

 What NILT offers

  • Dynamic but easy-going start-up work environment with flat hierarchies
  • Newly built office and cleanroom facilities in the “Seehallen Horgen” next to the train station of Horgen and Lake Zurich.
  • Opportunity to grow with the company and develop skills in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Flexible working hours and strong team spirit

 We will evaluate applications as they are received, and we will be happy to receive your application as soon as possible and no later than 31 August 2022. Start date: as soon as possibleAll applications shall be submitted on our website: application may be stored with the company for up to 6 months unless you request otherwise.  About NILTNIL Technology (NILT), founded in 2006, is an optical solutions company designing, developing, and manufacturing optical elements and components using high-precision nanoscale features. The company is backed by several industry-independent investors: Jolt Capital, NGP Capital, Swisscanto, Vaekstfonden, and the European Innovation Council (EIC). NILT creates competitive advantages with flat optics in optical applications for 3D sensing, consumer electronics, machine vision, autonomous vehicles, telecommunication, and AR/VR/MR displays; all solutions made by diffractive optical elements (DOE) and metalenses/meta optical elements (MOE). NILT is based in Denmark and has offices in Switzerland, Sweden, and the US. Visit us at