We are looking for an

Optical Engineer


Role Description

The optics group at Nova is looking for a Physicist / Optical Engineer to take responsibility for various development activities related to the critical modules of the multi-disciplinary 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 group: 

  • Optics group is responsible for the whole optical path of the Nova tools starting from the light sources, through the optical channels, and to the sensors
  • The optical path of Nova tools comprises 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 the concept and feasibility to the final design and qualification
  • All team members operate in multi-tasking mode managing in parallel various research, design, and engineering activities

What will you do as a Physicist/ Optical Engineer?

  • Analyzing tool-related physical effects
  • Designing optical architecture and configuration of Nova tools
  • Design of the new optical concepts
  • Responsibility for a feasibility study of the new concepts and configurations

What will make you succeed in the role?

  • Careful definition of the test plans and design of the test setups
  • Off-tool and on-tool verification of the results 
  • Vendor selection and technical management


  • MSc or PhD in Physics / Optical Engineering
  • At least 2 years of practical hands-on experience in development and characterization of complex systems including light sources, optical systems, and imaging – an advantage for PhD 
  • Experience in design of optical / electro-optic systems
  • Experience in 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 semiconductor industry – 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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