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Optical Engineer


Role 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 starting from initial research and characterization, through concept design and feasibility study to the final design and qualification.
  • All team members operate in a multi-tasking environment, leading in parallel various research, design, and engineering activities.

What will you do as an Optical Engineer?

  • Specifying optical elements and modules
  • Lab tests for root cause analysis and qualification of the new modules
  • Working with other HW engineers to design state-of-the-art systems
  • Responsibility for the light sources and sensors

What will make you succeed in the role?

  • Careful definition of the test plans and design of the test setups
  • Verification of the results at in-tool tests
  • Managing and controlling the vendors


  • MSc in Electrical Engineer, Physics / Optical Engineering
  • Hands-on experience in development and characterization of the optical / electrooptical modules / systems - - advantage
  • Experience in design and implementation of the lab setups for measuring optical effects and performance criteria
  • Approach for solving engineering problems
  • Capability of working in multitasking mode
  • Proficiency with MATLAB and/or Python (Python preferred)
  • Knowledge of optical design software (Zemax, CodeV) - advantage
  • Image processing skills - advantage

The extra spice

  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Independent, motivated, and enthusiastic about breakthroughs
  • Fast learner

If you need assistance due to a disability, you may contact us at talent@novami.com

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