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Open position: Material Development Engineer, nLIGHT Oy

Open position: Material Development Engineer

nLIGHT’s Fiber Division is a leading provider of specialty optical fibers. Our unique and proprietary DND (direct nanoparticle deposition) technology is in position to replace traditional technologies in our markets and we believe it will make LIEKKI™ Fiber the clear market leader.nLIGHT’s Fiber Division is located in Lohja, Finland, where we also have a state-of-the-art production facility. Our products are sold throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Material Development Engineer

We are looking for an energetic development engineer to join our multinational team of highly skilled specialists. You will work in our Fiber Product Development team. Your main goal is the development of materials, and of processes for material production, to offer differential advantage to the nLIGHT fiber customers. This includes for example design of experiments, testing and characterizing new manufacturing processes, and implementing new characterization methods for materials and processes. The products are silica based doped optical fibers made using nLIGHT’s proprietary DND process. You are experienced in optical or material related metrology. You are expected to have project management experience and skills. You will be working mainly with internal customers, and you are expected to play a significant role in improving our material characterization, and to work towards improving our material characteristics, quality, and production capability.

Characteristics needed to succeed in this role

  • Very results driven team player
  • Positive, proactive, self motivating, and innovative attitude
  • Ability to learn quickly from past and to apply past learning in the next development steps
  • Capability to understand technically complex problems and to create new ways of studying them
  • Capability for both analytical and hands-on problem solving
  • Drive for completing fiber product development related tasks timely
  • Ability to present and clearly communicate achieved measurement results
  • Drive for excellence and eager to tackle new areas

Qualifications and skill set

  • 5-10 years of experience in materials science, metrology, lasers, photonics, or physics
  • Experience in optical or material related metrology
  • Basic understanding of materials science and solid state physics
  • Knowledge and capability to improve our material characterization
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrated capability to achieve set targets
  • Well organized – measurement set ups and results, reports
  • Citizen or permanent resident of Finland (or other Wassenaar country)
  • Fluent Finnish and English
  • Good knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Strong presentation and communication skills; and ability to synthesize/simplify complex problems
  • Masters level degree from a relevant field required
  • DSc or PhD considered a plus
  • Trained and experienced in 6S and DOE considered a plus
  • Knowledge of scripting or programming considered a plus
  • Knowledge of materials related process development considered a plus

If interested, send an application and CV by September 2nd  to nLIGHT Oy, Attn. Anneli Järvinen, Sorronrinne 9, 08500 Lohja, Finland or   More information can be inquired from (+358 40-848 5032) after August 8th.