Do you want to be accountable for NKT Photonics’ global R&D competences and capabilities within hardware and software development? Are you proficient in all phases of high-tech development? Can you set and lead high performance line teams creating cutting-edge products?

Then this may be the opportunity you are looking for as we are seeking an ambitious Senior Engineering Manager to join us developing, producing and delivering world class laser technologies and products to a fast growing global marked.

The position
You will be responsible for managing and strengthening our R&D competence capabilities and line teams with a clear goal on ensuring and driving the strongest possible setup for hardware and software development. Creating and executing strategies and processes in the department will be vital as setting teams, tools and structures to ensure excellence in the function.

In every day you will coordinate and lead line teams consisting of highly skilled engineering personnel with responsibilities within mechanical, electrical, embedded software and software development. Your responsibilities include technical management within these competences across all NKT Photonics global sites whereas some travelling will be relevant.  

The position calls for the highest quality in team performance and stakeholder relationship as well as the ability to operate in a complex setup spanning from directing work over knowledge sharing to ERP and PLM integration. You will for sure be the pivoting point in defining the department.

Joining us provides you with the unique possibility of working in a global high-tech company housing all elements of product development on sites – from concept development to production in our factories. Your colleagues are the best in our industry, and we would love to have you onboard in our fast-growing team set for challenges and opportunities.

Qualifications
In order to succeed in the job, you must have a strong technical background and a relevant engineering or science degree. Proven experience in leading and managing complex hardware and software development is a must. You thrive when creating solid results together with your team and you always aim at balancing R&D, business and customer. You are fluent in change management, value a positive work environment and lead by example. 

Dealing with different nationalities and stakeholders is your specialty, and people enjoy working with you as you have a positive mindset even when you are challenged and deadlines are tight. As you will be interacting with great many stakeholders and projects, organisational skills, communication, interpersonal skills and the ability to agile execution are critical. 

As a communicator, you are fluent in English and disciplined in keeping stakeholders on all levels timely informed and updated. It is a requirement to have a Danish work permit.

Application
Please forward your c.v. and a short cover letter via the link 'ANSØG'. We review applications on an ongoing basis and look forward to receiving your application.

If you would like further information, you are invited to contact VP R&D, Koheras and SuperK, Christian C. Bürger by mail to chrb@nktphotonics.com or phone +45 3133 9674 or Consultant Niels Prehn  + 45 30 28 87 30.

The Company
NKT Photonics is a dynamic, international high-tech company and a leader in the development, building and supply of high-performance fiber lasers, solid-state lasers and photonic crystal fibers. Our headquarter is in Birkerød, Denmark, with facilities in United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, USA, Sweden and China. We aim to make a difference in the world by creating technology and products that benefit mankind. These are high ambitions that motivate us to perform above and beyond our peers.

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