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Jenoptik is an international photonics group with representatives in over 80 countries. Optical technologies are the foundation of our business. We employ around 4,000 people worldwide.

Join our team and help to shape our future with lasting effect.

Group Leader (f/m/d) R&D Software

Job ID:  301

Villingen-Schwenningen, BW, DE

Date:  Jun 19, 2022



  • Management of the Opto-Mechanical Design group
  • Technical and disciplinary leadership as well as targeted development of the assigned employees
  • Responsibility for providing the necessary development resources and competencies of the department to support product developments
  • Operational planning and scheduling of employees in the group
  • Creation and further development of competencies in the group
  • Development or selection of tools & methodologies for the team as well as definition and implementation of standards
  • Ensuring product innovation and safety as well as defined manufacturing costs and a process-safe manufacturing transition, support in case of technical problems
  • Analysis, conceptual design, construction and industrialization of opto-mechanical products, devices and assemblies
  • Preparation of specifications, budgets and technical product documentation according to current standards
  • Close cooperation with product management, product and technology development expertise, manufacturing as well as quality and purchasing of the division
  • Support in the selection, coordination and technical development of external service providers



  • Successfully completed studies in engineering (mechanical engineering, mechatronics,; Information Technology, precision mechanics or comparable) with corresponding specialization in the area of construction
  • Many years of proven experience and competence in the design and system development of complex opto-mechatronic modules and components
  • Several years of leadership experience as a team leader or manager of larger projects in an industrial environment is advantageous
  • Broad and application proven knowledge of modern R&D processes, methods and tools
  • Proven experience in systems engineering, project management and project controlling
  • Fluent in written and spoken German and English
  • Entrepreneurial mindset as well as reliability and strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • A customer- and goal-oriented work style combined with a structured and team-oriented approach to work
  • Sense of responsibility and strong communication skills




Name: Lisa Habedank 

Phone.:  +49 3641 65 2841 


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About Jenoptik

At Jenoptik, people with the specific JENIUS character are changing the world with the power of light. That demands a spirit of exploration and dedication. If you’re one of us, come meet the challenges facing the world. At Jenoptik, we’re creating a better future for all of us.

The Light & Production division helps industrial customers to make their production processes more effective and more efficient by using optical and photonic technologies. In this regard, Jenoptik is one of the leading manufacturers of metrology and laser machines for manufacturing processes in the automotive industry.

Here in the Metrology business unit, we stand for the development and production of high-precision contact and non-contact production metrology for a wide range of measurement tasks such as the pneumatic, tactile or optical inspection of roughness, contour and form, as well as determining dimensions throughout all phases of the production process and in the metrology lab.

Join us and work with us to ensure that our components and system solutions continue to boost the efficiency of production processes of industrial customers through the use of photonics.

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