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Test Engineer for Microscopy Systems (f/m/d)

Date:  Nov 18, 2022

Ulm, DE

Job Function:  Commercial
Business Unit:  WITec

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. With a sixty-year history, and fourteen Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, our world-class products and technologies are helping our customers to address the greatest challenges of the 21st century.



Part of the Oxford Instruments Group, WITec GmbH is a leading global manufacturer of high-resolution, nanoanalytical microscopy systems. Our customers - university and industrial research laboratories - greatly value the precision, versatility and flexibility of our instruments.


WITec’s product range features the world's best confocal Raman microscopes, which can be equipped with AFM, SNOM, and even SEM in select configurations. Our systems can be adapted to the individual requirements of our customers. They contribute worldwide to new insights and solutions in many areas of science, research and development.


We are looking for a motivated colleague to join the product development team and to support further growth at our location in Ulm, Germany.


Test Engineer for Microscopy Systems (f/m/d)


Your Tasks:

  • Planning and execution of performance and repeatability tests on 0-series and microscopy system prototypes
  • Programming of automated test sequences
  • Analysis, evaluation, and documentation of test results
  • Close cooperation with the development, service, and application departments
  • Design, testing, and delivery of standard tests for assembly and application
  • Creation of reference measurements


Your Qualifications:

  • Degree in optoelectronics or engineering/mechanical engineering
  • Alternatively, completed scientific studies (e.g. physics, biology, chemistry) or relevant work experience
  • Ideally working experience in one or several areas:

- Optics/Spectroscopy

- Microscopy

- Precision mechanics

- Programming (C#, Python, or similar.)

  • We would appreciate experience/qualifications in the following areas:


- Laser technology

- Spectroscopy

  • Interest in performing practical & systematic experiments
  • Know-how in the evaluation, presentation, and documentation of experimental series
  • A structured, independent, and goal-oriented way of working as well as problem-solving skills
  • Fluency in German and English


Our Offer:

  • Permanent position in an expanding and globally active nanotechnology company
  • Performance-related remuneration and company pension scheme
  • Varied, interesting tasks and encouragement to contribute one’s own ideas
  • Fast decision-making and flat hierarchies
  • Modern equipment, attractive working environment in a new building at a location with many recreational opportunities
  • Good accessibility by public transport, convenient traffic connections and free parking in the heart of Ulm’s Science Park II
  • Home office, bike leasing, company parties and much more…


Do you find this opportunity exciting? In that case, we look forward to receiving your application documents (incl. references), that also state the time of your availability and salary expectations.





All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


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