Job Id: 1244

Senior Laser Engineer

Brisbane, CA

Exceptional scientist or engineer to help develop new medical laser technologies and applications. Projects involve a broad range of technologies including complex solid-state laser and optical delivery systems.


  • Develop new laser technologies and applications by experimentation and modeling. Design, setup, and conduct laboratory experiments and develop and apply software models to design and characterize the performance of new laser systems.
  • Build and test prototypes of new product concepts.
  • Help define project priorities and work aggressively to meet the schedule for project milestones.
  • Summarize results in clearly written reports and presentations. Communicate status of projects and tasks regularly.
  • Support evolution of new products through the product development process.


  • In depth knowledge and ability to apply concepts of optics, laser physics, and electro-magnetism.
  • Experience with advanced concepts in laser physics, classical optics, and nonlinear optics is preferred.
  • Experienced using software for data analysis and modeling of optical, thermal, or laser device physics or interaction with tissue. Examples include Mathematica, MatLab, Zemax, Paraxia, COMSOL, and Python.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A drive and passion for developing a holistic understanding to problems and developing creative, practical solutions in a timely manner.
  • A sense of urgency in driving projects and desire to set ambitious goals.
  • An interest and curiosity for biomedicine and biomedical applications.
  • Experience with fiber lasers, product development, or medical device design is a plus.

Education & Experience

  • Ph.D. degree in physics, physical chemistry, or engineering is preferred, with 4+ years of experience in laser-related research and development, preferably free-space lasers.
  • Or an M.S. degree in physics, physical chemistry, or engineering, with 5+ years of experience in the development of commercial free-space lasers.

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