Software/Hardware System Developer (d/f/m)

Job title: Software/Hardware System Developer (d/f/m)

Company: Phaseform

Job description: Phaseform is a recently founded spin-off from the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg in Germany. We are a highly-motivated team of experienced engineers, scientists, business- and marketing experts offering a new and unique way of conducting adaptive optics for the life- and vision sciences.


  • Designing and developing a robust interfacing software/hardware back-end for optical imaging systems
  • Developing software compatibility layers for existing scientific- and industrial imaging platforms
  • Creating interactive GUIs with a smooth UX, and the software API for the users
  • Providing user support and training
  • Documentation and writing operations- and user manuals
  • Interacting with customers on new applications


You should have

  • An MS/PhD in science and/or engineering, or 3+ years related experience, particularly in the field of optical engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of optical imaging systems
  • Experience using high-resolution scientific and/or industrial imaging systems
  • Expertise in hardware programming, interfacing and -control; in particular HW interfacing, image acquisition/processing, visualization, UI/UX design and development
  • Fluency with image acquisition- and control software, e.g. Python, C, Java, GNU/Linux, or Julia/R

It is considered highly desirable if in addition you have:

  • Experience developing optical imaging systems and knowledge of adaptive optics
  • Experience developing and performing optical metrology and testing methods
  • A good grasp of high-end microscopy systems, including confocal methods
  • Ability to handle and prepare microscopy samples
  • Experience using and programming modules for microscopy control softwares such as MetaMorph, ImageJ/Micro-Manager


Phaseform offers a competitive and international working environment in the epicenter of the beautiful Black Forest region in Southern Germany, bordering France & Switzerland:

  • An exciting and truly unique product line with many more ideas and innovations in the pipeline
  • Flexible working hours, if tasks permit, partially in the home office
  • A competitive startup salary in a challenging but friendly working environment
  • Career perspectives as one of the first employees in an exciting, fast-growing deep tech startup, including access to our employee stock option program

You will work in a challenging technical start-up environment. We greatly value motivated, proactive and independent colleagues with an entrepreneurial spirit. Being able to balance a detail-oriented, focused approach with pragmatism, speed and flexibility when necessary is strongly recommended. Analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills are a must. Good proficiency of English and eligibility to work in Germany are a prerequisite.

Expected salary:

Location: Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg

Job date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 22:35:58 GMT

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