Physicist / Development Engineer for Fiber Laser (f/m)


Key information

Optics, optronics
Research, design and development
Regular Full time, Full-time
Master Degree
More than 3 years
German Intermediate, English Intermediate

Job description

The need for security is deeply rooted in mankind. It's good that there are forces that ensure more security and order in a changing world. Services and solutions from Safran Vectronix help to support these forces in their mission. Dedicated to target intelligence, we are recognized as a global leader in state-of-the-art optronic equipment for military, systems and sensors for military and civil applications. Almost 100 years of Swiss tradition and excellence in optics and precision engineering are reflected in our products. Customers in more than 90
countries rely on Safran Vectronix for Swiss quality, precision, and reliability. We offer a variety of exciting projects to develop state of the art products in demanding areas with responsibility and appropriate space for your ideas.
We have great benefits in an attractive area with modern working places. This position is based in Heerbrugg (north-eastern Switzerland).

We would like to reinforce our Research & Development department with a creative and team-oriented

Physicist / Development Engineer for Fiber Laser


  • - Development of cutting edge fiber lasers from concept to serial product
  • - Investigate and evaluate new (fiber) laser technologies (theoretically and in laboratory)
  • - Technical support for fiber laser production and improvements during life cycle
  • - Understand the interdependence of components in laser range finding technologies
  • - Proactive and self-motivated participation in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural project teams

You demonstrate good analytical and communicative skills in combination with a team-oriented and openminded way of working. Together with colleagues from various nationalities, you make a significant contribution to the conception and life cycle support of our products. We are looking for candidates with a Master degree / PhD in physics, optics or related field with strong experience and hands on know-how in (pulsed) high power lasers and optics. You have already worked for a number of years in the field of lasers in academia or in an industrial environment. Ideally, you are familiar with fiber or range finding technologies. Good written and spoken English and German skills complete your profile. French would be a plus.

Angelika Rupp, HR, is looking forward to receiving your written application at

Stefan Günther, Head of Development Unit Core Technologies Modules/Optics will be pleased to provide any further information regarding the tasks and responsibilities of the position on Tel. +41 71 726 7397

Company information

Safran Electronics & Defense

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for civil and defense applications. The company's products are deployed worldwide on more than 1,000 ships, 25,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.

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