Front-End Software Engineer (BE)

 Ghent Area (Belgium) | Hybrid


We're looking for a highly motivated individual who will support us as a Front-End Software Engineer on our photonic IC design software and play an important role in the further development of our products. 

In this role, you'll be working on IPKISS Canvas, our web-based GUI for designing photonic ICs in a schematic environment, as a complement to our Python framework, Luceda IPKISS.


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We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Comprehensive understanding of software engineering and its best practices.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, and TypeScript.  
  • Passionate about developing high-quality software that effectively addresses real-world problems. 
  • Able to put yourself in a user’s shoes and understand how they will use our software. 
  • Not afraid of working on a large, existing codebase. 
  • Curious mindset to comprehend the broader picture, consistently seeking answers to the "why" and "how" of our processes.
  • Ability to think along with improving the software architecture, development processes, QA, and delivery infrastructure. 
  • Experience in common software development tools such as IDEs, version control systems, continuous integration platforms, etc.

It's a plus if you also have the following qualifications:

  • Experience with component-based UI frameworks, such as React (preferred), Angular, Vue, etc... 
  • Interest in physics and the semiconductor industry. 
  • Experience with Python.


  • Participate in continuous improvement of software architecture and development processes. 
  • Deliver quality software to customers.
  • Create quality assurance, increase test coverage, and create delivery infrastructure. 
  • Design and implement user-friendly and high-performance user interfaces. 
  • Interpret and translate user feedback into features.


Luceda Photonics is a leading European company in innovative photonic design software solutions, enabling engineers and researchers to design, simulate, and optimize photonic integrated circuits (PICs).

Work in a fascinating field, with customers from all over the world and applications ranging from health care to telecom, sensing, lidar, quantum computing and many others.


Does this sound like something for you, or do you have some questions? Email your CV and cover letter to


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  • An international team-oriented company that values diversity, open communication, and curiosity. 
  • Enjoy flexible work arrangements to support your work-life balance, with the option to work remotely up to 3 days a week within a 40-hour schedule.
  • Experience the agility of a small-sized company with opportunities for both personal and professional growth tailored to your interests, allowing you to take on increasing responsibilities over time.
  • Engage in continuous learning and development at the intersection of many high-tech engineering fields.
  • Make an immediate impact by collaborating with prestigious clients on their critical use cases from day one.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment alongside talented professionals, where teamwork and open communication are central to our culture.
  • Receive a competitive salary along with comprehensive hospitalization insurance and a robust pension plan.