Vacancy Marketing & Communications Manager (1 fte)

23 February 2023

Are you ready to make an impact in an area that’s set to dominate the next generation of tech hardware? PhotonDelta needs your communications skills to further accelerate the industry of photonic chips.

In April 2022, PhotonDelta’s proposal for the Dutch National Growth Fund was successfully awarded €1.1 billion. These funds are designated for the expansion of the ecosystem, industrialized production, and the development of application technology. Think of scaling production and research facilities, attract and train talent and drive adoption of photonic chip technology.

This is where you come in! As a Marketing & Communications Manager, you’ll be responsible for the overall communications activities of PhotonDelta. The role is a combination between shaping the marketing & communications activities of the PhotonDelta organisation and the operational day-to-day execution.

You’ll help to define a strategy that contributes to the growth of our partners and the industry but also will be responsible for operational activities such as content creation, social media channels, email marketing, media relations, and so on. With the help of the marcom team and external contractors, you will find creative ways to generate awareness about photonic chip technology, position the PhotonDelta ecosystem, share developments and engage with the right audiences as we accelerate internationally.

Do you like to make an impact with technology and be part of a fast-growing industry? Then this role is for you!

You’ll work with:

  • The fun and friendly PhotonDelta team!
  • The marcom experts of our ecosystem partners.
  • The PhotonDelta marcom team currently existing out of 4 people: the Chief Marketing Officer, Events Manager, Communications Manager (Talent) and a Market Research Analyst.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need:

  • Between 3-5 years of experience in marketing & communications in a technical field
  • Good knowledge of social media management, e-mail marketing, content creation and event communications.
  • Excellent writing skills both in English and Dutch
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced and continuously changing environment.
  • Organisation and time management skills.
  • Availability to work between 32 and 40 hours per week.
  • Familiarity with tools like WordPress, Mailchimp and Photoshop or similar is a pré.

Wait… what actually is integrated photonics?

Glad you asked (!).

Photonic technology detects, generates, transports and processes light. Current uses include lasers, sensors, and fiber-optic networks.

Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) combine two or more photonic functions into a single chip to create new, faster, and more energy efficient devices. PICs are highly effective at processing and transmitting data. They can also be integrated alongside traditional electronic chips and offer solutions for e.g., the expansion of 5G data networks and data centres, safer autonomous driving vehicles, and more efficient food production.

Who is PhotonDelta?

PhotonDelta was created by mandate of the Dutch government in December 2018 to accelerate the emerging Dutch integrated photonics industry. It was granted €240 million to execute the national plan for photonics (2018) and landed €1.1 billion in public and private investment to further grow the industry (2022).

With the PhotonDelta brand we represent an ecosystem of organizations that researches, designs, develops, and manufactures solutions with integrated photonics technology. Connecting pioneers in the field with investors, and viable markets, PhotonDelta helps to take the industry forward with funding, internationalisation, R&D roadmaps and marketing services.

What we do:

  • We’re building an ecosystem of organizations which design, develop and manufacture world-class innovative solutions based on integrated photonic technology.
  • We actively support our partners with coaching, funding, and market access.
  • We promote the uptake of photonic integrated chips worldwide, across a range of industries as well as the academic world.


  • A key role in a small, dynamic organization which is making a big global impact.
  • Personalized professional development through training and workshops.
  • Competitive salary linked to experience.
  • No less than 37 vacation days (25 + 12 ADV).
  • Flexible working between home and our office at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.

Apply for this job:

Email your CV and a covering letter to office[at] We are very much looking forward to your motivation – why you would like to work at PhotonDelta.

We’re also happy to answer any questions you have about the role. You can ask Jorn Smeets, Chief Marketing Officer at PhotonDelta, any questions you may have.