Project Manager m/f/d Defense Land

Position Number: 36-22

Join our high-tech team!

Kappa optronics develops and manufactures innovative cameras for major international customers in the fields of aviation, defense and vision solutions for industrial and automotive applications. In the field of tailorized mirror-replacement-systems Kappa is the global technology leader.

Your Responsiblities:

Management of complex, technical, customer-specific and international development projects (hardware, software, mechanics, system integration)
Leadership of agile project teams
Performing feasibility analysis, requirements management, and risk analysis, thus ensuring the project's ability to be implemented
Controlling the development projects with regard to quality, costs and deadlines, coordinating all project members involved and ensuring that the development goals are met
Preparation of project planning, identification of target deviations and conflicts as well as initiation of appropriate measures for solution
Implementation of activities and projects according to agile project management standards as well as customer-specific specifications and standards

Your Qualifications:

Successfully completed degree (project management, electrical/telecommunications engineering, Industrial Engineering) or comparable qualification (physics, relevant apprenticeship)
Professional experience in project management, project leadership as well as good technical understanding
Experience in agile methods in the development of complex systems is a plus
Good self-organization skills and time management
Structured, goal- and result-oriented way of working
Moderation skills, strong negotiation skills, conflict management skills, and communication skills
Very good knowledge of German and English
written and spoken, Spanish an advantage
Willingness to travel internationally
High willingness to learn and integration into the team
High level of "people skills" in the sense of authentic, honest, straightforward and open working methods with all team members

What we offer:

Technical tasks that are as diverse and varied as our technology
Career prospects for employees who want to work independently and play an active role in shaping the company's development
Agile way of working with short decision-making processes
A highly motivated team in a familiar corporate environment
Job-related further training and company pension scheme
Employee benefits (e.g. bike leasing, English courses, corporate benefits)
Flexible working time models & home office if possible
Possibility to use e-charging stations free of charge
30 days annual leave

Göttingen - perfect for living!

Kappa: only 10 minutes by car / 25 minutes by bike from Göttingen city centre

Kappa optronics vor den Toren Göttingens

Just the right size, with flair and wonderful surroundings!

Göttingen offers you the flair and openness of a university town with a rich cultural life, pub culture, shopping, an extraordinary educational landscape, medical care of the highest caliber, and everything necessary for a high quality of life. And you can be “outside” in breathtaking green landscapes in no time. Anyone who can't stand provincial narrow-mindedness, but doesn’t want to put up with the drawbacks of big city life either, will feel right at home in the “little big town” of Göttingen. Settling in here is easy.

Right in the middle!

This is the scenic middle point of Germany, and you can get anywhere quickly by ICE via the A7 and A38 — or nice and slow along the Jakobsweg. The Hanover airport is one hour away by direct train.


Alongside the German Theater, there is the Young Theater (where the beloved “Rudelsingen” takes place) and the ThOP, the Theater in the Operating Room, where student stagings are presented in an old anatomy lecture hall.

In the mood for festivals?

Jazz Festival, Handel Festival, Literature in Autumn, Puppet Theater Days, Science Night, Night of Culture, Culture Summer, NDR Soundcheck, Open Flair and the Open Air KWP Festival in the middle of the forest — all year long, there is a plethora of cultural highlights in and around Göttingen. 

Celebrating? Bars?

In Göttingen, there is a distinct pub culture in all forms, whether whisky, craft beers, sports bars, basement club or EXIL to historic “dives” like the Trou. Anyone still standing probably meets up early in the morning at the Déjà. Several colleagues are happy to offer pub tours for interested parties. ;)


In Göttingen, the most unimaginable variety of institutes surrounds the University, from the Max Planck Institute for Solar Energy, or the Primate Center, to the German Aerospace Center. Anyone wishing to broaden their horizons should take note: for example, on the Night of Science, they all open their doors to anyone.

Science you can touch: the Göttingen Kinder-Uni

With the Göttingen Kinder-Uni, the University is trying to excite children about science using child-appropriate offerings early on — from biomolecular chemistry to music in Tibetan Buddhism. Moreover, many institutes have established their own school labs, providing fantastic opportunities for schools (DLR School Lab, XLab, etc).


Every now and then we have to wait as well, but medical care in Göttingen is absolutely top notch in all fields, thanks to the University Clinic and the high number of medical specialists all around.

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Sounds like a great fit?

We look forward to receiving your application. Please email it with Position Number in the subject line to:​

Kappa optronics GmbH
Katrischa Zarins

Fon: +49 5508 974 2915

Kleines Feld 6
37130 Gleichen

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Human Resources

Telephone +49 5508 974 - 0