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Managing of ongoing optical research activities and relationships with technology partners in hightech Zurich

Our Customer is currently seeking to fill the position of Optical research manager. Our ideal candidate is agile, has extensive experience in optical industry and ready to travel to our partners in EU and abroad. On our part, we guarantee extremely technically challenging projects and future growth opportunity.

Position:

Optical research manager

City & country:

Zurich , Switzerland

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Your challenge:

Managing of ongoing optical research activities and relationships with technology partners. Ensuring that all project-related tasks are not forgotten, deadlines are met, and team members are provided with critical information in time.

Main responsibilities

• Tracking ongoing projects status and synchronizing with other R&D teams to make their leads aware of project progress, delays, possible risks, etc.

• Planning of department purchases and tracking their status (in contact with logistics department); participating in budgeting process

• Communicating with equipment, technology and service providers; planning and participating in on-site visits, primarily in EU, negotiations

• Arranging visits to the Company premises in context of technical collaboration (managing the logistics, agenda, acting as a department representative, etc.)

• Preparing reports, presentations, analytics and correspondence on request

Expected results

During probation period the following tasks are to be accomplished

• Take over department consolidated time reporting on research and development activities, in contact with team leaders.

• Take administrative lead in laser development project ensuring that actual project status is tracked and reported, work of all subcontractor is proceeding on schedule and is reflected in project plan.

• Understand optical requirements (ISO 10110) and take technical lead in the process of procurement of optical components for ongoing optical prototypes (in contact with logistics department).

 

Our offer

Competitive salary

• Work in an up-and-coming technological startup, leader of holographic AR displays on the global tech scene

• A vibrant community of about 250 bright engineers, designers, scientists, and other professionals

• Growth opportunities in a dynamic technological environment where breakthrough solutions are inspired by visionaries, created by engineers, and delivered to everyone

Your experience

Must-have

• Higher technical education, preferably in the area of optics or lasers

• Residence in Europe, ideally in Switzerland (Zurich) or Germany or willingness to relocate

• Willingness to travel

• At least 3 years’ experience in optical industry

• Native/ fluent English

Preferable

• On-hands experience in Zemax/ CodeV/ LasCad (please include reference projects)

• On-hands experience in practical optics (please include reference projects)

Native or Fluent in German

About Zurich

Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city with a population over 409,000. Its central Europe location means France, Germany and Austria are as close as an hour away. It is a transport hub for the county, with rail, road and air networks converging here. Zurich BH station is the busiest railway station in the world. The international airport flies to 60 different countries and is situated just 10km outside of the centre. It’s a global city with one of the largest financial centres in the world. The main industries are banking and R&D. Zurich is known as one of the wealthiest cities in the world and ranks consistently top on Mercer’s quality of life surveys. There are so many reasons to love living in Zurich as an expat. Will you be next?

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About Switzerland

Switzerland is in the heart of Europe and borders no less than 5 countries. As such, it is a truly multilingual, multicultural society. Most adults speak at least 2 languages, plus English. It consistently polls number 1 for quality of life. This is due to the clean, safe, natural environment, excellent infrastructure and the large disposable income of its residents. It’s no surprise that hundreds of expats have chosen to make their home here. The country has a reputation for finance and high technological innovation and provides opportunities for many adventurous engineers.

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Hi! My name is Fernando and I am an software engineer, currently working at ABB in Turgi. I have lived in Zurich since July 2015 and I am still enjoying it.

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