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At EFFECT Photonics, we believe our people make us
who we are.

We think our team members are the most amazing people you will ever meet. Their talent and passion drives our success and their loyalty is what defines us and makes the difference.

We are a group of innovators, where technical expertise and quality standards are not the only factors that make us extraordinary. In our hearts lies a culture and a deep set of values that define and guide us in every step we take.

We all feel it is amazing to be part of the EFFECT Photonics journey. We all work hand-in-hand towards our goals to move the future of photonics forward.

We ensure that all of our employees are happy every step of the way by providing an enthusiastic work environment, full of responsibility and opportunity for growth and development.

Why EFFECT Photonics?

We are a young, dynamic and ambitious international team with passion for cutting edge photonic technologies.

We are excited to be recognised as one of Europe’s top IPO-worthy tech start-ups to build a successful career. Our people are the heart of our success and are the most valued asset we have as a business. With over 28 nationalities in our offices in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, we make every effort to ensure all employees have the opportunity to develop, learn and gain experience working in an international environment and changing the future every day.

We offer a modern workplace that ensures we maintain a positive work environment that makes employees feel good about coming to work.

We support a wide range of sport activities such as EFFECT’s football and running teams. 

We always find occasions to celebrate with our annual lunch, summer barbeques and office parties.

We offer our employees a motivating, creative, caring work environment that provides freedom and recognition. We offer unique opportunities to go the extra mile with the latest photonic technologies, where you can contribute to a fast-growing company that is shaping the future of photonic communications.

What we’re
looking for

At EFFECT Photonics, we are always searching for new talent and experts who embrace the extraordinary. We are a company that is in full development and growth, with new people joining every month ready to help us interconnect humanity through fast and sustainable communication technologies. We are always looking for bright minds who share a passion for communication technologies, take ownership, deliver and go forward. 

People with the right fit are
those who can be part of
our culture:

  • Loyalty, trust and ownership.
  • Teamwork and collaboration : Work well with others and share knowledge with their peers.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks efficiently, make decisions effectively, and solve problems. 
  • Passionate about cutting-edge photonics innovations, communications technology and EFFECT Photonics.
  • Respectful of other opinions, views, and cultures. 
  • Openness, transparency and honesty.
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Emil
Kleijn

Chip Engineering Manager
Dutch

“We grew together with EFFECT Photonics, I started as an engineer and I got promoted to engineering manager of a group of 12 people”

What is the most interesting aspect of working at EFFECT Photonics? And what about your job specifically?

My motivation to come to EFFECT Photonics was to shift from an academic to a business environment. At a company you can focus as a team on a single objective. Instead of being scattered over multiple research areas, all people at EFFECT Photonics focus on a single project and goal. Coming from a PhD where I was the only Dutch candidate, managing a multi-cultural team is no big change for me. I do operate from a Dutch perspective, my team gets the impression that Dutch companies are fairly flat. Although there is a formal management hierarchy, the work environment is very open and friendly. I try to be as approachable as possible. Decisions are the result of discussions with the team and weighing that against other business requirements. As a manager, I can lean on a strong technical background to be able to make correct decisions and guide the team to the best approaches. As my team is quite big, members are expected to be quite independent. This creates a lot of independence within people’s roles.

What advice would you give to someone who is planning to apply at EFFECT Photonics?

What me and my team do, is central to the company. It is a nice position to be in. It means we have a lot of interaction and dependency. Because of this central role, expectations are high and there is pressure to get good results. We deal with this by working very precisely and thoroughly preparing any designs we send out for manufacture. I feel that there is a very solution-focused environment here at EFFECT Photonics, where taking initiative is rewarded. I’d say join us if you want to be a part of a team developing high-tech solutions for the telecommunications industry.

Describe in 3 words what your job is all about.

Challenges, learning, advancement

I joined EFFECT Photonics during its early beginnings in 2014. I had just finished my PhD and was looking for work. I knew the co-founders of the company via the Technical University of Eindhoven and I was able to help them out with some odd jobs here and there. My role initially was very undefined as the company was in its early stages. When the company got its first round of funding, I was brought on for a full-time position. I really grew with the company, initially as an engineer and then I became an engineering manager, where I came to lead an ever-expanding team. I still love the engineering work itself, but managing a team of people is also very rewarding. EFFECT Photonics is a very high-tech environment, there is always a lot of cool stuff going on. Few companies do what we are doing. We are really trying to bring about lower cost solutions, which does come with engineering challenges. We have a very skilled and talented team, and I have full confidence that we will solve these challenges.

What is your biggest highlight of working here so far?

I think for me it is seeing the level of commitment from the team. Every one is prepared to go the extra mile in order to get good results. Additionally, there is a lot of excitement here, there is a buzz when you get new results. The wafer has only been in the office for an hour and you already get messages from colleagues eagerly waiting for the results. It’s this buzz that is a real highlight for me.