Optical Engineer


Job description:

The optics group at Nova is looking for an Optical Engineer to be responsible for diverse development activities related to high-end, multi-disciplinary optical metrology tools.

– Nova provides insights into process control in the world’s most technologically advanced industry. We employ physics, math, algorithms, software, and hardware expertise to redefine the limits of possible in semiconductors manufacturing.
– We invite you to join our dreamers and winners! Brilliant high-aimers who see impossible as the starting point to exciting challenges and work together in multidisciplinary global teams to find answers.
– We dive deep into the nanometric and atomic levels to extract unique insights and provide our customers and partners with crucial decision-making data. Each and every one of us helps redefine what people can achieve through technology.

We simply do things differently. What about you?
You’ll be joining the Optics team:
– The optics team is responsible for the whole optical path of the Nova tools starting from the light sources, through core optical components, and to the sensors
– The optical path of Nova tools consists of diverse high-end elements from different optics branches providing state-of-the-art performance at the system level.
– Team members are involved in diverse development phases, from initial research and characterization to concept design and feasibility study to the final design and qualification.
– All team members operate in a multi-tasking environment, leading various research, design, and engineering activities in parallel.

What will you do as an Optical Engineer?
– Apply physical models, simulations, and analyses of tool-related physical effects
– Conduct Lab tests for feasibility studies, root cause analysis, and design qualifications
– Full responsibility for the light sources, optic fibers, optical modules, and sensors
– Managing and controlling the vendors

Required qualifications:

– MSc or Ph.D. in Physics or Optical Engineering
– At least two years of practical hands-on experience in the development and characterization of complex systems, including light sources, optical systems, and imaging


– MSc or Ph.D. in Physics or Optical Engineering
– 5+ years of practical hands-on experience in developing and characterizing complex systems, including light sources, optical systems, and imaging.

– Experience in the design of optical / electro-optic systems
– Experience in the design and implementation of lab setups for measuring optical effects and performance
– Proficiency with Matlab and/or Python (Python preferred)
– Knowledge of optical design software (Zemax, CodeV) – advantage
– Image processing skills – advantage
– Experience in equipment for the semiconductor industry – advantage

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