Optical Engineer as Team-Leader - Project Management, Optoelectronics, Sensor, R&D (m/f/d)

R&D Project-/Team-Leader

The Company

Dantec Dynamics is the world’s leading supplier of measurement systems for non-destructive testing, research and diagnostics applications in solid mechanics, experimental fluid mechanics, combustion diagnostics, particle characterization and thermal comfort serving a broad customer base in academic and industrial markets including aerospace, automotive, biotech, electronic and energy.

The Job

Dantec Dynamics GmbH is looking for a R&D Project-/Team-Leader to manage the development and enhancement of high-end, innovate technologies and products to its range of optical full field measurement systems applied to solid mechanics deformation and strain measurements and composite non-destructive testing (NDT). The R&D Project-/Team-Leader oversees a team of software, mechanical, electrical specialists/consultants and leads the integration of all activities and projects in the R&D Department and is responsible for the overall planning of such activities and projects. He will be responsible to develop leading edge optical sensor technologies and cutting edge measurement algorithms into products exceeding customers’ needs in terms of user-friendliness, specifications and quality in close cooperation with system architect, product management, sales-, production- and service-teams.

The Responsibilities

  • Drive the R&D technology roadmap and support our product strategy along latest technologies in the optoelectronic sector
  • Define and develop new measurement systems and sensors addressing market feedback and product roadmaps
  • Optimize our existing measurement systems and sensors in form, fit or function addressing urgent customer requests
  • Plan R&D project timelines, tasks, resources and follow up project results through their entire lifecycle using appropriate tools
  • Monitor and regularly report the progress of projects to the leader's team
  • Define and manage R&D budget together with GM and coordinate R&D team to achieve project objectives
  • Investigate existing and new measurement applications by pushing the limits of technologies at hand
  • Acquire and participate in international research projects with academic partners and manage technology transfer from scientific prototypes to high-quality industrial solutions
  • Network with subject matter experts in an effort to make available to the company high-quality components required to build leading measurement systems
  • Participation in national and international committees for drafting guidelines and standards
  • Ensure ISO compliant processes relevant to the departmental and company procedures, as well as general engineering quality and software development best practices
  • Together with GM develop R&D team competences
  • Support sales and service teams as technology expert

The Qualifications

  • PhD or Master's degree in Optical Engineering, Optoelectronics or equivalent
  • Several years’ experience in R&D of optical measurement techniques for solid mechanics/NDT applications ideally in one or more of the areas of Digital Image Correlation (DIC), Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI) and/or Laser Shearography
  • Good knowledge of mathematical simulation tooling and FE Methods (e.g. MATLAB, Scilab, ANSYS) as well as optical design software (e.g. Zemax) and software algorithmic solutions of material test problems
  • Good ability to collect technical/customer requirements and converting them into clear functional requirements documents
  • Experienced in applying product lifecycle models (PLM) for optoelectronic high-tech equipment in combination with software intensive measurement applications
  • Good working knowledge of project management methods and tools (e.g. Microsoft TFS, ProjectLibre)
  • Practical, hands-on experience in applying image recognition/ laser optical measurement systems for test and measurement applications in material research/test and/or NDT
  • Team worker, diplomatic and having strong ability to motivate, with practice in leading high-profile R&D projects and/or teams
  • Strong communication skills, with capacity to work in an international environment with cross-functional teams
  • Customer-minded (internal and/or external clients) and high level quality-minded
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills both German and English

Are you a creative person looking for a challenging job in an innovative environment?

Are you ready to take on responsibility and influence the future of our company?

We are a dynamic and motivated team. You will work with extraordinary colleagues, all striving for one common goal: to create outstanding products for our customers, which "Turn Measurements into Knowledge".

If this opportunity interests you, please apply..

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About Dantec Dynamics GmbH

Dantec Dynamics develops and sells integrated measurement systems for diagnostics and research into fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, microfluidics, spray analysis and combustion technology.
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