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Industrial Automation Engineer

Location: Eindhoven, the Netherlands

EFFECT Photonics is a cutting-edge developer of high speed optical transceivers for communication networks based on Photonic Integrated technology. Our teams are made up of enthusiastic and energetic employees who all share a passion for developing and creating interesting products that will carry the internet of the future. The combination of the international character of the teams and the high level of education make EFFECT an interesting working environment.

We are looking for a  Industrial Automation Engineer to contribute to the development and automation of experimental and production test setups, including HW, SW and verification. We are looking for somebody with a hands-on mentality; it is expected that besides the design work a significant amount of time is spent in our Electronics/Optics lab for the development of the different measurement setups.

The ideal candidate has an engineering background (2+ years) and holds a HBO/HVE, BSc or MSc in Telecommunications, Mechatronics, Industrial Automation or comparable education.

Job tasks

The  Industrial Automation Engineer will:

  • contribute to the development of mechanical jigging with support of a mechanical engineer;
  • contribute to the development of hardware
  • develop and verify (industrial) test automation;
  • provide engineering support to the NPI and Operations team across different process and test stations.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

We are looking for a self-starting engineer who possesses broad knowledge and experience in electrical engineering. This function requires in-depth understanding of software for providing the required support and implementing improvements. You also are familiar with programming, preferably C++ or Python. In the past, you have proven to have the ability to rework excising PCBA’s and to read and understand electrical schematics and PCB’s. General knowledge of mechanical engineering is mandatory, and knowledge of optical integration is a big plus.


What do we have to offer?

  • Working in an exciting entrepreneurial environment;
  • Working on state of the art technology;
  • Being part of a very enthusiastic and highly skilled team;
  • Develop your own skills and contribute to a company that is in full development;
  • A competitive salary;
  • Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR stock program);
  • Relocation assistance.


Function details

  • Hours: 0 - 40 Hours
  • Location: 5617BC, Eindhoven, Nederland
  • Experience: 2 - 5 year

About EFFECT Photonics B.V.

Founded in 2010, EFFECT Photonics delivers highly integrated optical communications products based on its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical System-on-Chip technology.

As a spin out of the prestigious Technical University of Eindhoven, EFFECT Photonics takes a platform approach to integration using high-yielding building blocks within the wafer.  Growing different quaternary alloys of Indium Phosphide on a single wafer means that all of the active and passive optical functions of a system can be created within a single chip, which is then combined with simple packaging, designed for high-volume, low-cost manufacture from the very start.

The key enabling technology for DWDM systems is full monolithic integration of all photonic components within a single chip and being able to produce these in volume with high yield at low cost. With this capability, EFFECT Photonics is addressing the need for low cost DWDM solutions driven by the soaring demand for high bandwidth connections between datacenters and back from mobile cell towers.

EFFECT Photonics develops and delivers highly integrated optical products based on InP (Indium Phosphide) which is the material of choice for creating efficient laser light sources, waveguides, modulators, and photodiodes used in optical communication systems throughout the world.

Extensive development work and European funding has already been invested to develop and refine the processes needed for the integration of multiple optical functions within a single chip.