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Laser System Engineer

Job in Portland - Multnomah County - OR Oregon - USA
Company: Coherent & Nufern
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-03-26
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
    Quality Engineering, Systems Engineer, Engineering Technology, Engineering Graduate
  • Software Development
Job Description & How to Apply Below

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Coherent’s Laser Systems and Measurement (LSM) division designs and manufactures laser diode modules, multi-laser light engines and laser measurement devices.

We seek an outstanding staff development engineer to design and launch our next generation of lasers and light engines.


  • Provide technical leadership within the LSM Engineering group with the ability to work individually and in a team lead role. Deliver project assignments to schedule in a multi-project environment.
  • Produce detailed designs of lasers, laser optics, beam shaping, optical fiber coupling, laser diode modules, and multi-laser light engines from UV to NIR.
  • With mechanical and electrical engineers, develop precision optical assemblies, assembly methods and test/metrology procedures for new products.
  • Lead build process development of laser diodes, laser modules, and multi-laser systems to project milestones, including building and testing initial prototypes, and coordinating with engineering technicians.
  • Support the transfer of new products to manufacturing.
  • Work with Marketing, Sales & customers to develop product concepts, system performance targets and specifications and to support system integration.
  • Stay current with market and technology developments including market trends, competitive products and research in bio-instrumentation and related photonics areas.
  • Education and Work Experience:

  • A Ph.D. in Optical Engineering, Applied Physics or a related discipline, with at least three years of applicable product development experience or a master’s degree in the above with five years of applicable product development experience.
  • A history of customer care, product innovation and delivering projects on time and on budget while meeting defined specifications.
  • Experience in the following areas:

  • Optical system design of commercial laser products, both free space and fiber coupled.
  • Design of micro-optics assemblies requiring passive and active alignment.
  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM), FMEA, and reliability analysis.
  • Formal problem-solving techniques/methodologies.
  • Using geometric and physical optics in Optics Studio (Zemax).
  • Validation testing of optical system designs at the optical bench, prototype and product stages.
  • Experience with optical adhesives and adhesive bonding methods.
  • Safe operation of lasers and laser systems.
  • Recent experience with SolidWorks and/or a test programming language such as Labview is a plus.

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    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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