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Senior Optical Coating Designer (f/m/d)

Mainz, Germany

Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading manufacturer of optics, imaging, and photonics components supporting numerous markets around the globe, including life science, semiconductor & electronics, machine vision, automation, R&D, and safety & security.

Edmund Optics Europe, a US owned-group consisting of Edmund Optics GmbH in Germany and Edmund Optics Ltd in the UK, is responsible for sales, marketing, distribution, engineering and application support for a wide product range throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Europe is one of the main growth markets for Edmund Optics globally, leading to a rapidly expanding and developing local team.

To support our efforts within the European Market, Edmund Optics GmbH is looking for a

Senior Optical Coating Designer (f/m/d)

We are looking for a highly experienced thin film coating designer who pushes the envelope of high-end thin film designs to allow for competitive coating solutions. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of coating designs for filters or ultrafast laser applications.

Your tasks & duties:

  • Design optical coatings to meet customer and internal specifications
  • Develop new optical coatings for all global manufacturing sites
  • Propose investment in new coating technologies, by defining specification needed to enable new coating designs
  • Collaborate with R&D and manufacturing to ensure successful implementation of coating designs
  • Develop IP around coating design and technology to strengthen EO’s market position
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on projects when needed
  • Interface directly with select customers on relevant projects
  • Establish and maintain a professional working relationship at multiple levels both internally and with the customer by understanding the customer’s business context and their unique situation
  • Collaborate with both internal and external/industry experts to anticipate customer needs in order to facilitate the definition and development of the solution
  • Guide coating designers around the globe to raise the know-how in the organization
  • Train new coating designers on advanced coating topics
  • Provide management with technical tradeoffs and risks pertaining to project work as well as general engineering efforts such that management may make informed decisions
  • Stay up to date with coating technology capabilities and limitations


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in optical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or related field or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in optical coating design
  • Proven track record of market competitive thin film design for optical filters or for ultrafast laser components
  • Proficiency in optical principles, electromagnetic field theory, math and optical coating technology
  • Expert level knowledge in Optical Coating Design, and/or other areas needed for coating design
  • Possess an innovation vision (defined as the ability to spot an opportunity, dream-up a coating solution, and convert into a working design)
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken, Japanese is a plus
  • Strong communicational skills, customer focus and experienced in working in cross functional teams
  • Motivated, proactive, self-starter mentality

What we offer:

A versatile and challenging position alongside a highly competitive employment package within our dynamic and successful corporation in a growing and future-proof industry. You will have the opportunity to work with highly motivated, self-driven and open-minded people with a great team spirit, and can expect a high level of responsibility and strong impact in an entrepreneurial environment. Extensive training programs and internal development opportunities are available.

Edmund Optics provides a range of employee benefits alongside the salary package including company pension scheme, group accident insurance, and subsidized gym membership.

Home office is possible.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or identity and disability.

If you are interested, please address your application to: hr@edmundoptics.de

Contact Information

Agnes Helsper
+49 6131 57000