We seek a talented and experienced Lead Electronics Engineer to join our dynamic R&D team. As the Lead Electronics Engineer, you will drive the electronic design and development efforts for our next-generation spectrometer systems. You will lead a team of electronics engineers, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality, innovative solutions.


• Lead the electronic hardware design and development activities for spectrometer systems from concept to production, focusing on PCB design, architecture, and validation
• Architect and design analog and digital circuits, including signal conditioning, data acquisition, and control systems
• Develop and optimize PCB layouts for performance, reliability, and manufacturability
• Utilize your expertise in Altium for schematic capture and PCB layout
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to seamlessly integrate electronic systems into the overall product architecture
• Demonstrate proficiency in VHDL programming for FPGAs to achieve optimized performance and functionality
• Drive the implementation of best practices for EMC compliance
• Apply Agile methodologies to manage project timelines, milestones, and deliverables effectively
• Provide technical guidance and lead and motivate an engineering team to achieve project objectives


Avantes is a rapidly growing high-tech company and a leading global compact spectrometer industry player. We operate across various sectors, from biomedical and agriculture to semiconductor and consumer electronics. Our instruments can be found in world-class research laboratories, embedded in devices that save lives, or play a crucial role in a production facility to enhance efficiency and quality control. With offices in China and the US and 32 distributors, we support customers worldwide. With nearly 30 years of experience, we proudly consider ourselves a thought leader in the market. Our products aim to contribute to a brighter, cleaner, and healthier world. Are you interested in learning more about the possibilities of spectroscopy? Check out this video.


• Holds a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field
• Brings at least five years of proven experience in electronic system design and development, strongly emphasizing PCB design, architecture, and validation
• Proficiency in Altium for schematic capture and PCB layout is a must
• Knowledge of VDL (Virtual Design Lab) for virtual prototyping is preferred
• Knowledge of electronic product regulatory standards and compliance requirements (e.g., EMC, safety) is preferred
• Proficient in VHDL programming for FPGAs to achieve optimized performance and functionality
• Experience with Agile methodologies and project management is desired
• Possesses strong teamwork and communication skills with a hands-on and proactive approach
• Demonstrates proven leadership skills, with the ability to lead and motivate a team effectively
• Familiarity with spectrometer principles and optical instrumentation is a plus


The opportunity to work at a fast-growing company that operates in an innovative global market. We have an open, informal, and professional work culture and encourage you to make your mark. The role offers you a responsible job with plenty of opportunities to further grow and develop.

Avantes is affiliated with the Metalektro CAO, offering, among other benefits, 27 vacation days and 13 roster-free days. Furthermore, we offer a good working atmosphere, attractive employment conditions, and room for your development. In addition, we provide fresh fruit in the canteen daily and have good coffee to start your day off right.


If you’re ready to make a meaningful impact in a forward-thinking organization committed to innovation and excellence, apply now to join Avantes as our Lead Electronics Engineer R&D. Together, let’s shape a brighter future for generations to come. Send your CV and motivation letter to hr@avantes.com. We hope to meet you soon!