Process Architect Integrated Photonics


Contribute to tomorrow’s world. Envision it. Become Process Architect Integrated Photonics at TNO in Eindhoven.

About this position

Are you looking for a challenging project, at the boundary between science and engineering? Integrated photonics is rapidly emerging. It uses complex optical circuits to process and transmit signals of light, similar to the routing of electrical signals in a computer microchip, but using less energy and transmitting data faster. Applications include ‘green’ datacenters, LIDAR for driverless cars, advanced sensor and quantum communication. Do you have industrial experience with Integrated Photonics? TNO/Holst Centre is looking to expand its team of engineers and researchers.

What will be your role?

TNO’s mission is to apply scientific knowledge and technology into higher TRL (Technology Readiness Level) and MRL (Manufacturing Readiness Level) applications. We do this on the topic of integrated photonics as well. In a joint effort with industrial partners, we aim to realize world’s first application prototypes that are manufacturable in high volume and low cost, thus demonstrating the full potential of this exciting new technology.

You will join TNO’s expanding team and work together with globally recognized pioneers to turn the inventions and innovations into industrial successes. You will have a key role in contributing to the definition and development of the required manufacturing processes, i.e., to develop large-area interconnect and assembly processes for photonic integrated chips in line with the main technology trends towards higher electrical (modulation) bandwidths, lower-loss and more robust circuits, wider wavelength-range coverage, further miniaturization and integration density, and closer integration with electronics. You will be working at the interface of materials science, process technology, microelectronics and chip packaging in a multidisciplinary research environment.

You will be working in in challenging and complex high tech projects. You will be working in close collaboration with other TNO departments in Delft, Eindhoven and with peers in the newly established Photonic Integration Technology Center (PITC) whose expertise will be needed to help you demonstrate the capabilities of your prototypes.

How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.

What we expect from you

  • MSc or PhD degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or materials science.

  • At least 3 years experience in semiconductor-related industry in the field of integrated photonics and/or advanced packaging and/or assembly engineering.

  • Excellent knowledge of cleanroom processes (thin-film processes, micro-assembly techniques).

  • Hands-on mentality, able to organize practical work in efficient and cooperative way.

  • Knowledgeable with data handling, analysis and communication of results.

  • Good communication skills in English.

  • Teamplayer.

In addition to the above mentioned, this role requests for the following skills; responsible, accurate and organized way of working, result-driven, enthusiastic, flexible in your way of thinking, open for highly complex and innovative challenges, good interpersonal skills and able to work productively in diverse teams.

What you'll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

Perhaps you would like to grow your career in the direction of commerce or consultancy? Or would you like to become a project manager? Immerse yourself in sustainable innovations? Or carve out a career as a technical expert?

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:

  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.

  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.

  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.

  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.

  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.

  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.

  • Extensive relocation package for international candidates.

  • A good pension scheme.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to our recruiter, Brahim Dagdaoui:


For more information, call Brahim on 06 11160129.