Optical Design Engineer


What we do together is what makes us stronger. It’s our shared passion for technology. It’s how we build successful customer relationships. Taking on complex challenges. By liaising with colleagues around the world and jointly achieving unique goals. 

In order to manage our growth, we are looking for an Optical Design Engineer for our Development & Engineering department in Nijmegen. You report directly to the group leader. You carry out projects in close collaboration with the project manager and system architect in projects of different sizes and complexity. Accelerate along with us!

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Developing and designinghigh-tech optical modules and systems, intended for several markets andapplications;
  • Translating multidisciplinarycustomer requirements into realizable concepts. Show the feasibility ofthese concepts at an early stage of the project in one of our opticallabs. Also the final validation of the prototypes is part of your work;
  • Besides designing Optics(e.g. with ray-tracing/Zemax), you can also be involved in image andsignal processing, if required;
  • Making sure you stayup-to-date on the newest developments in your area of expertise;
  • Maintaining contacts withcustomers, partners and suppliers to ensure you have proper understandingof the challenges of our customers and the solutions we can provide incooperation with our partners and suppliers (in collaboration with thesystem architect);
  • Staying informed of thelatest developments in your area of expertise;
  • Being a part of a small,multidisciplinary team, there is much room for your ideas and views. You develop yourprojects, but also yourself;
  • Traveling can be a partof this position. Developing a system for customers is the first part ofthe project. Installation, commissioning and possibly supportcan be asked.

Job Requirements

  • Master or PhD degree inEngineering (Physics or similar);
  • Preferably 2+ years ofexperience in optical design and simulations (e.g. Zemax or similar), preferablyfor OEM customers in the High Tech systems market
  • Having a background inmechatronics, (opto-)mechanics or machinery would be a plus;
  • Conceptual thinker withan eye for detail, creative and structured;
  • You are able tocommunicate with customers at a high analytical level;
  • Well-developedcommunication and social skills in combination with a pragmatic attitude.

Your terms of employment

Working at NTS means working in a successful and dynamic high-tech company with a leading and respected position in the market. You can feel this immediately in the energetic atmosphere within our offices and production environments. We invest both in technology and in you as a future colleague!

Your unique challenge at NTS includes at least the following conditions:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent pension plan with PME;
  • Free fruit at work;
  • Laptop and cell phone (provided this goes with the job);
  • Personal growth and development opportunities through training and/or education;
  • 27 vacation days and an additional 13 ADV days.

About NTS

NTS is a first-tier contract manufacturer that develops, produces and assembles complex (opto-) mechatronic systems and modules. At our specialized site, NTS Optel, we focus on design and assembly of custom opto-mechanics in the field of illumination, imaging, sensing, laser beam delivery and integrated nanostructure metrology solutions. We create customized solutions with high complexity and are active in the semicon, analytical, health and industrial market.

NTS Optel is a vertical integrated company where development and assembly are closely interconnected. Our Development & Engineering department consists ofhighly qualified Optical, Software, Electronics & Mechanical Engineers (Master, PhD), who are closely linked to our assembly team of qualified optical assembly engineers. Our cultural values are flexibility, drive, focus and collaboration.


Apply now! Click on the application button and send your resume (and potential motivation letter). For more information about the vacancy or about our organization, please contact Janne van Zutphen via janne.van.zutphen@nts-group.nl.

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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
6534 AT Nijmegen
Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

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