Job Id: 1168

Laser Systems Engineer

Portland, OR

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.


  • Ph.D/MS. in Optical Engineering or Applied Physics or related field
  • 3-5 years of applicable product development experience
  • 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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