Optics Engineer (m/f/d)

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Date: Apr 12, 2024

Location: Berlin, DE, 12489

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62370


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry. This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.



For our location in Berlin, Germany, we are looking for an

Optics Engineer (m/f/d)


Scope of Position:

  • Development and implementation of technologies for fiber optical and optoelectronic systems, components, subassemblies and connectivity solutions.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Participate in projects with worldwide impact on optical interconnects and fiber optics hardware.
  • Product, process development and transfer to production, which includes component selection and evaluation based on customer requirements.
  • Lead feasibility studies designed experiments (DOE’s), capability evaluation to identify key performance parameter.
  • Optomechanical test and characterization of optical interconnects and subcomponents
  • Participate in engineering design reviews.
  • Evaluate semi-automated and automated assembly technologies.
  • Write technical reports and specifications.


Required Education:

  • Master's Degree, or similar, in Engineering, Physics or optics/optomechanics related discipline.


Required Skills:

  • Fundamental knowledge in the field of:
    • Optical connectors
    • Passive optical components (e.g., PLC)
    • Transmission systems for optical communication
    • Optical fibers
    • Photonic Integrated Circuits (e.g., SiP, InP, etc.)
    • Semiconductor packaging
  • Experience in optomechanical and optoelectrical design
  • Experience in high precision alignment techniques
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite


Desired Requirements:

  • PhD in optics related discipline.
  • Knowledge in fiber optics and photonic integrated circuits
  • 3-5 years prior experience in optical communication industry
  • Experience in electrical design software (ProE, ANSYS, ZEMAX or similar)
  • Experience in quality management of processes (Six sigma)
  • Experience in programming (Python or similar)


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work unsupervised and schedule time effectively.
  • Fluent English (spoken and written).
  • Able to work across regional boundaries and cultures.
  • Drive and commitment to implement new processes and products.




We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

To request an accommodation, please contact us at accommodations@corning.com.


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