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Jenoptik as an employer

The Bright Ideas People

Jenoptik is a company where bright ideas are born. Changing the world with light demands for an exploring spirit. Discover challenges the world is facing, at Jenoptik you change the world.

Optical technologies are the core of our business. Jenoptik is a global photonics group and comprises the two divisions Advanced Photonic Solutions and Smart Mobility Solutions. Our key markets primarily include semiconductor & electronics, life science & medical technology as well as smart mobility. Approx. 4,600 people worldwide work for the Jenoptik Group, which is headquartered in Jena (Germany). Learn more about Jenoptik.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for colleagues who want to make an enthusiastic contribution to our success. You can find current job offers here.


Why is diversity important to Jenoptik?

  • The diversity of employees with different skills, perspectives and ideas opens up opportunities for innovative and creative solutions.
  • A climate of diversity, appreciation, acceptance and mutual trust has a positive effect on our reputation in business relationships and among our customers.
  • An interdisciplinary and intercultural working environment allows us to work more efficiently and to improve our business results.
  • We have to meet the challenges of globalization, the increasing social importance of diversity and legal requirements.

What do we do for more diversity at Jenoptik?

  • Setting targets to increase the number of women and international colleagues in management positions and the number of women in leadership programs
  • Regular reporting on the percentage of women and international colleagues in management positions
  • Annual auditing by the FKi (Women Career Index)
  • Continuous work in our Diversity Council

"Diversity leads to more success"

Jenoptik President & CEO Dr. Stefan Traeger states his opinion on diversity in an interview. He answers questions from Geidy Tröger, Recruiting Specialist at Jenoptik. It's about our goals, where we stand, about dealing with critical voices and how each and everyone in the company can contribute to more diversity.

Discover the diversity in the Jenoptik family


Charta of Diversity

Jenoptik supports an appreciative and unprejudiced working environment that values talents based on their performance – regardless of age, gender and gender identity, ethnic origin and nationality, religion and belief, sexual orientation and identity or physical abilities. This is why we signed the Diversity Charter in August 2020.

We are convinced that living diversity and valuing this diversity has a positive impact on society in all countries.

The Charta of Diversity is a German initiative of employers to support diversity in companies and institutions. Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is the patron of the initiative. The initiative wants to promote the recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the organizational culture. More than 3,600 companies and institutions have already signed the Charta of Diversity.

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