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.

Senior Project Manager (f/m/d) for Optical Systems

Job ID:  2443

Jena, Thuringia, DE

Date:  Nov 26, 2023

Your responsibilities


  • Planning and management of development projects with high complexity for demanding optical systems in close cooperation with internal and external customers in a self-responsible and proactive manner
  • Transfer of products into production / series production with responsibility for the establishment of product-specific processes
  • Development of proposals for product and process improvements and decision templates for shaping the product/technology portfolios
  • Identification and independent support of development partners and suppliers for the realization of new products
  • Assumption of system responsibility and creation of specifications and offer documents for development projects including the realization of prototypes, pilots and series products
  • Technical management of colleagues as an internal, project-related client as well as for solving complex problems
  • Processing of technical results and strategy templates for senior management

Key qualifications:


  • Recognized expertise in the development of complex optical or optoelectronic systems
  • Diploma, Master’s or PhD in physics or an engineering degree
  • Pronounced analytical ability combined with independent, conceptual and innovative work
  • International mindset combined with the joy of working in a team in an interface-intensive role
  • Structured and organized way of working, communication and conflict resolution skills, sense of responsibility, service and customer orientation
  • Pronounced knowledge and experience in the development of complex products with optical, optoelectronic or microtechnical functionality, preferably in an industrial environment
  • Comprehensive expertise in the field of manufacturing technology of optics and precision mechanics as well as experience in dealing with international customers, development partners and suppliers are particularly advantageous
  • Demonstrable experience in project management and dealing with know-how and IP protection as well as patent strategy
  • Good German language skills and fluent English language skills



Name: Romy Beer 



What we offer:



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 Advanced Photonic Solutions division of Jenoptik is a global OEM and machine supplier of solutions powered by photonics. Our engineering expertise excels across a broad portfolio of technologies in the fields of optics, laser technology, digital imaging, optoelectronics, sensors, as-well-as optical test and measurement equipment

In the Semi & Advanced Manufacturing strategic business unit, we serve our customers with high-performance optical systems differentiated by uncompromising precision. In close collaboration with our customers we develop application tailored beam-shaping optics, outstanding microoptics and opto-mechanical assemblies. Off-the-shelf F-theta lenses complement our offering.

Have we made you interested in this position?

If so, we look forward to receiving your online application.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.