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Join our Team

We love Optical engineering. You too?

Our passionate team of engineers is looking for new colleagues. We are hiring.

PPE - Photonics Precision Engineering Founders, from left to right: Dr. Jan Werschnik, Carolin Münzberg and Dr. Tim Baldsiefen. Your partner in optical engineering.
The Team, Photonics Precision Engineering, PPE, Jena
Growing Together

About PPE

If it's designing a product from scratch to a working prototype or just offering our research and development capacities, we provide optical engineering services and have worked with almost every major name in the optics industry. Our services are in high demand, so we regularly seek new teammates to achieve even better results. Here are a few numbers about us:


We are a young and dynamic company where you can really make a difference.

Team Members

We are passionate about tackling optical engineering challenges of any type.


We are self-financed and operate without any external influence. We think and plan for the long term, offering jobs with potential for future growth.

Years Combined Experience

Our team is experienced in optical engineering and is always open to new ways of solving optical engineering bottlenecks.

Your Benefits with us

Health & Fitness Bonus

Cooperation with a physiotherapy practice and a gym, both just 5 minutes away from the office.

Family Bonus

Family and job should always work together. That's why we offer, besides a flexible work environment, financial support for your children's daycare.

Retirement bonus

We know that the statutory pension is not enough to live comfortably in old age. That's why we support you with a contribution to your retirement plan.

What Else you can expect

A competitive salary with a bonus,
depending on the company's performance over the past 12 months.
30 days paid vacation
A smartphone (also for private use)
A high-performance workstation
A laptop of your choice
Home office and office equipment, tailored to your needs
Convenient business travel with premium pool car
Free snacks, coffee, drinks, tea, ...

That's US

How to Apply

This is how our application process works:

Your Career in optical Engineering. Join our team!

Welcome to Jena

At home in the World capital of Optics

Jena, Germany

Jena, often hailed as the world capital of optics, stands at the forefront of Photonics and Precision Engineering. This vibrant city is an optical scientific hub, hosting renowned research institutions such as Fraunhofer IOF, Leibniz IPHT, and the Max Planck Institute. Jena is also home to industry-leading companies like Zeiss and Jenoptik, offering a dynamic environment for innovation and technological advancement. Professionals in the optics field will find Jena an ideal location to thrive and collaborate with some of the brightest minds and most advanced facilities in the industry.

Jena, Germany, City of Light, Photo by Stephan Langer,
Offices of Photonics Precision Engineering at TIP Jena

OUr Offices

The Technology and Innovation Park (TIP) in Jena is a premier destination for technology-oriented startups, providing essential spaces and support for innovative ideas. Recognized globally, TIP Jena has received the International Award for Best Science-Based Incubator and the Thuringian State Prize for Quality. It also boasts a state-of-the-art geothermal facility, earning the Thuringian Energy Efficiency Prize. TIP Jena is instrumental in fostering a dynamic entrepreneurial environment, making it an ideal hub for innovation and growth.

Why work for PPE?

This is what our team says:

“PPE is an outstanding workplace with diverse, complex projects that foster curiosity and continuous learning. Contributing to cutting-edge products with practical value is highly rewarding. Management supports employee growth through training, development-oriented feedback, and opportunities for internal R&D projects.”

Kseniia Zavatskaia, Optical Engineer at Photonics Precision Engineering GmbH Jena


Optical Design Engineer,
M.Sc. in Applied Optics

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Dominik Schulz, Optical Engineer at Photonics Precision Engineering GmbH Jena

Dominik Schulz

Optical Design Engineer,
M.Sc. in Physics

“The drive and motivation within PPE is absolutely outstanding! The range of tasks and freedom to self-organize and self-realization to me makes it especially fulfilling.”

Thomas Strzeletz, Project Manager, Photonics Precision Engineering GmbH Jena


Project Manager,
M.Sc. in Digital Engineering

Join our team!

Work in optical engineering with industry leading experts and companies. We are happy to getting to know you soon!

Open positionS

Jun 19, 2024

Opto-Mechanical Design Engineer

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Full time

Jena / Hybrid

Jun 5, 2024

Physicist for optical modeling

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Full time

Jena / Hybrid