Project Manager (m/f/d) in the field of MEMS & Optics Development in Jena or Itzehoe near Hamburg

MEMS mirror with glass dome for laser scanning

OQmented is a startup in the field of microchip development for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). We enable the world’s largest consumer and automotive companies to achieve breakthroughs for augmented reality displays, 3D camera systems and autonomous driving through innovative products. For this purpose, we develop and produce compact deflection systems for laser beams, which can be used, for example, for laser projection systems in AR glasses or for 3D cameras.

How does this sound to you?

  • Your input counts! Every idea could change the world, which is why we encourage active exchange across all departments and levels
  • Develop technological solutions and new product categories. We create new markets with our products!
  • In our team, you can arrive and feel comfortable. Fun and work go hand in hand
  • In order to be innovative and successful, we learn together and from each other. We are open to change and remain free of standards

Your role:

  • Technical management of agile interdisciplinary and cross-site development projects
  • Project management of industrialization projects
  • Responsibility for project planning and execution
  • Responsibility for resource, budget and timeline planning incl. coordination with the various departments
  • Presentation of project progress in controlling meetings
  • Identification of topics relevant to the customer and their prioritization
  • Active and continuous communication with the different internal and external stakeholders

Your qualifications:

  • Completed degree (M.Sc./Ph.D.) in the field of physics, optics, technical optics, optoelectronics, or similar
  • Several years of professional experience in project management in the field of optics
  • Profound knowledge of agile working methods
  • Experience in product development from prototype phase to production launch
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies (Agile, Scrum, FMEA, risk management, etc.)
  • Familiarity with interacting with customers and suppliers
  • Confident use of MS Office incl. MS Project and Jira or similar; project manager certifications beneficial
  • German and English language skills

What we offer you:

  • A permanent job in a startup with colleagues from all over the world
  • Contribution to a private pension plan of €100/month from day one (for a 40-hour week)
  • Regular team events, free drinks and coffee
  • Flexible working hours and 30 vacation days – and none of us work on Christmas Eve or New Year’s either 😉
  • Innovation, passion, teamwork, fun… that’s what our employees say about OQmented
  • A healthy mix of office and home office- even after COVID (depending on operational requirements)
  • An employee-referral-program


Then take your chance and send us your application documents (CV, certificates as well as your rough salary expectations, your availability/notice period) by e-mail to: Feel free to write to us in English or German.
Do you have any questions about OQmented? Finja Tiedemann and Brigitte Berghaus are happy to answer them! Would you like to know who your future technical contact is? Take a look on our About Us-Page for Stephan.