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Be part of our Fiber Development team:

To support our growing ambitions, we are now looking for a talented Optical Engineer to join our Fiber Development team in R&D. If you are passionate about cutting edge fiber technology want to join a team of likeminded developers, this could be an opportunity for you.

 This position would be an ideal opportunity for a candidate specialized in some of the following fields: fiber design, fiber manufacturing, fiber lasers and fiber optics, or simply for a person with a strong background in optics and the appetite to engage with the world of advanced optical fiber technology. The ideal candidate may already be working in a R&D role in photonics or a similar industry and has fiber hands-on knowledge.

You will contribute to the research and development of the next generation of photonic crystal fibers primarily within the field of active fibers for building laser and amplifiers but potentially also for other types of advanced fibers within applications of light generation and transport such as nonlinear- and hollow core fibers.

 Working in a multi-disciplinary organization you will interact with both the R&D and production teams and you will use your analytical problem-solving skills to deliver innovative solutions ensuring that we stay at the cutting edge of our industry and are able to help our customers develop the next generation of fiber based optical solutions. 

The Role:

  • Contribute to fiber development activities spanning from research and feasibility to maturation and optimization towards production.
  • Work with dedicated teams of engineers on interdisciplinary R&D projects comprising optical, electronic and mechanical challenges.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of a company core technology comprising optimization of glass-compositions, fiber waveguide design, and fabrication processes.
  • Specifically, to participate in the design, manufacturing, and testing of novel gain fibers in prototype laser systems which may be all-fiber based or a combination of fiber and free-space optics.
  • There may be occasional travel to other NKT Photonics offices within Europe.

The Individual:

  • Proven, relevant experience working with optical technology, ideally on the development and fabrication of optical fibers.
  • A relevant educational qualification (Physics, Natural Sciences or similar) is required, possibly gained within a photonics research environment.
  • A Ph.D. degree is an advantage but not a requirement.  
  • Fluency in the English language (written and spoken) is important.
  • Comfortable working in small project teams; able to communicate at all levels.
  • Data driven and well-developed analytical abilities; able to question complex information, challenge assumptions, and work in a structured manner to identify root-cause and effects.
  • Deliver inspiring solutions whilst displaying an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Dedicated to communicating your understanding of a problem and to engage in a team-based effort to move forward.  
  • Passionate about what you do.

Apply today:

If this sounds like the place you would like to work, open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and relevant certificates.

We will interview candidates on an ongoing basis and look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the hiring manager, Martin Maack at or tel. +45 4348 3937.

About NKT Photonics:

NKT Photonics is a dynamic, international high-tech company and a leader in the development, manufacturing, and supply of high-performance lasers and photonic crystal fibers. We employ some of the best and most creative people in our industry and together we have established one of the fastest growing and most innovative photonics companies in the World.

At the Headquarters facility in Denmark, our main expertise is the development and production of cutting-edge photonic crystal fibers as well as white light laser sources, and narrow linewidth, low noise fiber lasers.

We embrace a culture in which a healthy work-life balance is encouraged; and we promote a positive, supportive working environment. To support our growth plans, we are investing in our facilities and rapidly enlarging our talented teams. We provide a great place to work with good people and exciting, industry leading products.

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