David Bradley
(919) 479-1941

Recruiter David Bradley

David has been with The Photonics Group since 1999. He graduated with Honors from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BSPH in Environmental Science. His clients span the Photonics Industry and include well-known companies in both the defense, commercial, academic and scientific research business sectors. David accepts both both contingency and retained search contracts in the following industries and technologies:


  • Academic Researchers and Faculty
  • Directed Energy Systems
  • Facial Recognition
  • Fiber Optics and Components
  • Image Analysis & Scientific Computing
  • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Lasers (scientific and industrial)
  • Lidar
  • Lighting
  • Material and Substrate Suppliers, including rare and exotic metals
  • Medical Device and Instrumentation
  • Observatory Telescope Projects
  • Optical Component Manufacturing (diamond turning, CNC and conventional)
  • Opto-Electronic Device Design and Manufacturing
  • Optical Engineering & Design
  • Optical Thin Films
  • Semiconductor
  • Scatterometry (OCD) and thin film Metrology
  • Space-Based and Airborne Sensor Systems
  • Sport Optics and Cameras
  • Startups and Greenfield Projects, Foreign and Domestic
  • Thin Film & Epitaxial Device Engineering

David Bradley Open Positions

  • Job Id: 1079

    Lead Optical Engineer

    Tucson, AZ

    A developer of missile systems technology is seeking an optical design and analysis Engineering Fellow who will be responsible for designing new and advanced op...

  • Job Id: 1080

    Optical Design–Engineering Fellow

    Tucson, AZ

    Missile systems technology is seeking an optical design and analysis Engineering Fellow who will be responsible for designing new and advanced optical sensors i...

  • Job Id: 1087

    Optical Engineer

    Boston, MA

    Collaborate with Research Fellows and Mechanical Engineers to develop clinical consoles, probes, and rotary junctions by determining optical component layout a...

  • Job Id: 1088

    Optical Engineer

    Boston, MA

    Work on biomedical optical imaging devices in a lab that is focused on the development and clinical validation of non-invasive, high-resolution optical imaging ...

  • Job Id: 1107

    Precision Optics Sales Manager

    Frisco, TX

    Be a leader to develop the North American market in Precision Optics. This person will oversee all the activities in the market which grow the business among ou...

  • Job Id: 1106

    Senior Optical Engineer

    , FL

    Provide project engineering skills and abilities, technical leadership, subject matter expertise, and project management to the technical team in the design, de...

  • Job Id: 1108

    Senior Space Systems Engineer

    Melbourne, FL

    Provide technical leadership for the Proprietary Business Unit, Space and Airborne Systems Segment. The candidate will be familiar with large-scale system integ...

  • Job Id: 1116

    Senior Algorithm Scientist

    DC, VA

    Be the chief architect of sonar signal processing algorithms and lead the proposal development and capture of new programs and projects in Underwater Acoustics....

  • Job Id: 1131

    Laser Test and Reliability Engineer

    Bloomfield, CT

    Vision correction to cell analysis, precision welding to 3-D metal printing, gravity wave detection to brain research--come help us build the light products and...

  • Job Id: 1137

    Optical Engineer

    Richmond, CA

    Developer of precision optical components, assemblies and systems: Expect to work on a range of assignments from optical design, analysis to alignment & tes...

  • Job Id: 1145

    Field Sales Engineer

    Cupertino, CA

    Highly visible position which sells standard products and custom capabilities in an assigned territory directly to customers. Essential Functions: ...

  • Job Id: 1152

    Senior Electrical Engineer

    , NH

    A leading designer and manufacturer of laser, night vision and electro-optic devices is seeking a senior level Electrical Engineer Responsibilities: Develop...

  • Job Id: 1154

    Chief Operating Officer

    Wenzhou China, CA

    COO role for a VCSEL manufacturing facility in Wanzhou, Chongqing poised for public offering within two years. A commuting schedule from the States is possible....

  • Job Id: 1161

    Laser Technical Support Technician

    San jose, CA

    Develops and manufactures diode-pumped ultrafast solid-state lasers for scientific and industrial applications.We are looking for a Laser Field Service Technici...

  • Job Id: 1163

    Optical Polishing Technician

    Boulder, CO

    Polish optics via spherical, double-sided lapping, and conventional fabrication techniques. Demonstrate best practices of handling, fabricating, cleaning, testi...

  • Job Id: 1162

    Optical Thin Film Coating Technician

    Hopewell Junction, NY

    Be part of coating team, you will closely work with Manufacturing, Engineering and Quality personals. Must be an energetic, motivated individual for an Optical ...

  • Job Id: 1164

    Optical Manufacturing Technician

    Lake Tahoe, NV

    Skilled technicians who can add value to the organization and contribute to a dynamic hands-on manufacturing team.Multiple positions as Optical Manufacturing Te...

  • Job Id: 1165

    East Coast Sales Engineer

    San Jose, CA

    Design, manufacture and distribution of high-end laser systems for scientific, medical and industrial application has an opening for a home based East Coast Sal...

  • Job Id: 1168

    Laser Systems Engineer

    Portland, OR

    Staff development engineer to design and launch our next generation of lasers and light engines. Responsibilities: Provide technical leadership within the L...

  • Job Id: 1169

    Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer

    Plymouth, MI

    Be part of the engineering design team for laser manufacturing systems. This role assists engineering management with ensuring system concept and quote developm...

  • Job Id: 1170

    Software Engineer

    Plymouth, MI

    Developer of automated laser work stations for industrial production. Seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join our Laser Systems team Responsibilities: ...

  • Job Id: 1184

    VP of Engineering

    Albuquerque, NM

    Engineering executive to drive the development of our innovative ophthalmic imaging devices. Responsibilities: Technical direction of Engineering and Manufa...

  • Job Id: 1185

    Senior Software Engineer

    Redmond, WA

    Design industry leading optical metrology software solutions within customer's demanding timeframes. Working with other software engineers, this role leads the ...

  • Job Id: 1189

    Senior Adaptive Optics Scientist

    Pasadena, CA

    Play a lead role in the design, development, integration, and testing of the adaptive and active optics control subsystems with focus on the Laser Tomography Ad...

  • Job Id: 1193

    Head Of Safety

    Pasadena, CA

    Responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing compliance of a Safety Program addressing all applicable requirements for environmental safety and ...

  • Job Id: 1190

    JavaScript and Web Developer

    Pasadena, CA

    Responsible to design, implement and test JavaScript and web applications to support the development of applications and tools for the telescope user interface....

  • Job Id: 1192

    Mirror Control Software Engineer

    Pasadena, CA

    Large optics research projected funding by the National Science Foundationis pursuing a highly qualified Mirror Control Software Engineer to work on the softwar...

  • Job Id: 1188

    Software and Controls Integration & Test Lead

    Pasadena, CA

    Large optics research projected funding by the National Science Foundation is pursuing an experienced and team-oriented Software and Controls Integration & ...

  • Job Id: 1187

    DevOps Network Engineer

    Pasadena, CA

    Closely work with all subsystem teams, software engineers and all control network users and stakeholders to provide a reliable, efficient, cost-effective, and l...

  • Job Id: 1191

    Integration & Test Lead Engineer

    Pasadena, CA

    Pursuing a highly qualified Integration and Test (I&T) Lead Engineer to work on the detailed design of the telescope and ancillary hardware. Under minimal...

  • Job Id: 1201

    Software Engineer

    Redmond, WA

    Design industry leading optical metrology software solutions within customer's demanding timeframes. Working with other software engineers, this role leads the ...

  • Job Id: 1200

    Scientific Writer, Imaging Scientist

    Newton, NJ

    Leading global manufacturer of photonics-enabled technologies, is currently seeking applications from experimental scientists, with an advanced degree in physic...

  • Job Id: 1221

    Electro-Optical Systems Engineer

    , CO

    Best available performance in optical loss, spectral accuracy, wavefront integrity, durability, environmental stability, and laser damage resistance. Mirrors, l...

  • Job Id: 1223

    Manager of Mechanical Engineering

    Irvine, CA

    Managing and leading those involved in the design, modification, and evaluation of all phases of our Optomechanical and Vibration Control product lines through ...

  • Job Id: 1227

    Operations Manager

    Boulder, CO

    Best available performance in optical loss, spectral accuracy, wavefront integrity, durability, environmental stability, and laser damage resistance. Mirrors, ...

  • Job Id: 1229

    Senior NPI Product Engineer

    Bedford, MA

    Work with several product development teams that develop, test, and deliver optical technology in laser beam steering solutions. Main focus will be working clos...

  • Job Id: 1235

    US Quality Director

    Moorpark, CA

    Overhaul the business management system whilst maintaining the existing AS9100 certification. This will include introduction of a centrally coordinated document...

  • Job Id: 1238

    Master Optician

    Bozeman, MT

    Lead the polishing of Silicon and Germanium flat and spherical curve optics within the team and control the work process from beginning to end. This is the top ...

  • Job Id: 1254

    Device Scientist

    , NJ

    Advanced shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging and detection technology, with world leading products in SWIR Imaging, is looking for a Device Scientist to develop n...

  • Job Id: 1258

    Technical Product Manager

    Cupertino, CA

    Working with customers in the inorganic based coatings (metals, metal-alloys and ceramics) industry, speaks well and is comfortable in front of customers, has a...

  • Job Id: 1259

    Application Engineer

    , PA

    Valuable partner for its customers in developing products and customized solutions for applications in optics, lithography, astronomy, opto-electronics, archite...

  • Job Id: 1268

    Production Manager

    , CA

    Budget, plan, and manage Production personnel, equipment and other resources to meet Sales and Cost goals in a safe and efficient manner. Position directly mana...

  • Job Id: 1278

    Senior Director of Business Development

    Cambridge, MA

    Cutting-edge startup specializing in the commercialization of Implosion Fabrication technology for creating nanoscale photonic and optical components. We are on...

  • Job Id: 1293

    Principal Test Engineer

    Bedford, MA

    Responsible for improving existing processes and defining new processes and equipment for fiber based electro-optical product and will participate in cost impro...

  • Job Id: 1295

    Business Development Manager

    Cupertino, CA

    Help drive sales for Infrared, Optics and Lasers business unit. Product portfolio is focused on commercial infrared systems and may include, but is not limited ...

  • Job Id: 1303

    Laser Assembly and Packaging Technician

    Bedford, MA

    The Laser Assembly Technician will be responsible for optical, mechanical and electronic assembly, testing, maintenance and packaging of laser products. Requir...

  • Job Id: 1311

    Epitaxy Design Engineer

    Cupertino, CA

    Engineer is responsible for the design of epitaxial structures for high power lasers. This position can be on-site in the Bay area of California or remote. The ...

  • Job Id: 1328

    Chief Scientist

    Rochester, NY

    Lead the development and design of cutting-edge optics and manufacturing technologies at a newly established Center for Optics Manufacturing. Preferred qualific...