R&D Engineer for a growth company

Do you want to develop new products that make a difference in the world? And do you thrive in a collaborative and empowered work environment, where you are responsible for your own work?

At Ibsen Photonics we have gathered a team of experienced and highly motivated employees. We have been recognised as a high growth Gazelle company in both 2018 and 2019 – and our growth continues in 2020.

Ibsen is a leading manufacturer of optical diffraction gratings and spectrometers.

Our core technology is optical diffraction gratings. We supply gratings to companies and research institutions worldwide, and build them into compact spectrometer modules for use in medical and pharmaceutical instruments, wind turbines, and many other applications.

Join our engineering team in developing new customised products and technologies for our international customer base.

As R&D engineer you will be part of our grating team, working with design and production of transmission gratings in our class 10 cleanroom. We work with prototypes, pilot series, and high volume production, and we achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications in 2018.

The team consists of 10 engineers and 12 technicians, and your main responsibility will be product and process development, with direct reference to VP Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Lars Bo Madsen.

”We are a team of technical geeks. We strive to be the best in our field, constantly challenging and developing our technology and capabilities. We work in a dynamic environment, where we embrace diversity.” – Lars Bo Madsen

Customer needs are key

Your mission will be to develop products and processes that allow us to deliver high quality products to our customers.

The position is new, and we hope you will help us shape and form it to add maximum value.

You can look forward to:

  • Developing product concepts in collaboration with your colleagues
  • Lead development of new products from the initial design phase to final release for production
  • Develop existing and new processes to create new possibilities for our customers
  • Develop and specify measurement methods
  • Develop and specify production equipment
  • Qualify, validate, and document new products

”We are all committed to building a viable business based on creating value for our customers. When we make mistakes, we learn from them, and inform our customers of potential implications. We believe this builds strong long term relationships with our customers.” – Lars Bo Madsen

Competent and motivated engineer

We are looking for a technically competent colleague, skilled with numbers and data analysis. You have professional pride, insisting on quality of your work, and you know how to structure your work in a complex environment.

The following competences/qualifications are requested:

  • You hold an engineering degree, preferably in optics, nanotechnology or process industry
  • You have a solid understanding of innovation, production processes, and quality assurance
  • You are solution driven and able to navigate and prioritise complex challenges
  • You have a strong drive, and want to make a difference
  • You speak and write English

It is an advantage if you have experience from complex production processes – ideally within photonics – and you are used to documenting your work.

”We are still a small company, but we have very clear ethical values – both in terms of how we manage the company, and how we interact with each other. It is extremely important for us to hire the right people.” – Lars Bo Madsen


If you believe you are the right candidate for the position, please send your application and CV to Margot Kjerulff at e-mail: margot.kjerulff@ibsen.com. If you want to hear more about the position please do not hesitate to contact Lars Bo Madsen, VP Manufacturing & Supply Chain, on +45 4434 7005 or e-mail: lars.b.madsen@ibsen.com.

You apply for the position by sending your application and CV today. We want to fill the position as soon as possible, but will wait for the right candidate  to become available.

We look forward to hearing from you.


At Ibsen Photonics we focus on our customers. We have ambitious growth plans, and were recognised a Gazelle company in both 2018 and 2019. We work actively with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and strive to make our business fully sustainable.

You will join a company that employs 55 people at our facility in Farum, and sold for more than 100 MDKK in 2019.

Ibsen Photonics is majority owned by Foss A/S, a world leader in analytical solutions for the agricultural industry, with an annual turnover of 2 Billion DKK and more than 1.400 employees.