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Optical Engineer - Directed Energy

Company: nLIGHT, Inc.
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are:At nLIGHT, we are constantly on the cutting-edge of laser technology in a massively growing market. We are a leading provider of high-power semiconductors and fiber lasers for industrial, microfabrication, and aerospace & defense applications, to name a few. Our lasers are changing not only the way things are made, but also changing the things that can be made.Headquartered in Camas, Washington, nLIGHT is a publicly listed company (NASDAQ: LASR).Your Challenge:The Directed Energy Laser Development group has an opening for an Optical Engineer to support the development of high-power fiber amplifiers. In this role, you will develop next-generation fiber laser products in a fast-growing, vertically integrated company while also taking products from concept phase through prototypes to product release as a core member of an interdisciplinary team.Your Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to a cross-functional teams pursing the development of novel fiber laser designs
  • Apply theoretical and experimental understanding of lasers, fiber optics and opto-mechanical design to the development of high-power fiber amplifiers for military applications
  • Design and develop fiber laser systems and critical components, including seed lasers, amplifiers, and opto-mechanical sub-systems
  • Test and characterization of complex, laser-based, opto-mechanical systemsYour Qualifications & Education:
    • BS in an engineering discipline, Physics, or Material Science (MS or PhD preferred)
    • Hands on experience with development of fiber and/or solid-state lasers and amplifiers, optics, and/or opto-mechanical systems
    • Strong laboratory skills including optical testing and characterization of high-power lasers or complex optical sub-assemblies
    • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, including problem identification, data analysis, action planning, and execution
    • Strong theoretical and experimental understanding of lasers and their associated optics
    • Fiber laser system design and modeling, including practical considerations (manufacturability, serviceability, and reliability) is desired
    • Experience designing, assembling and testing complex opto-mechanical systems for military or defense applications is a plus
    • Ability to summarize and present results and conclusions clearly and effectively
    • nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, you must be a US Person (that is, a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident)nLIGHT is proud to offer comprehensive COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:Salary, level based on experience, education and skills:
      • Optical Engineer I: $75,000 - $90,000
      • Optical Engineer II: $85,000 - $105,000Other Compensation and Benefits:
        • Target Cash Bonus of 5% of your wages
        • Eligible for Restricted Stock Unit grants
        • 3 weeks of Paid Time Off per year, increasing by 1 day each year up to 4 weeks
        • 9 paid holidays
        • Eligible for health benefits on the 1st day of the month following start date
        • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits including Prescription and Orthodontia with employee-paid premiums as low as $37.00 per pay period
        • Flexible Spending and Health Spending Accounts
        • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
        • 401(k) with company match and immediate vesting
        • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, and Life & AD&D Insurance
        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Aflac Supplemental Insurance
        • Paid Bereavement Leave and Jury Duty
        • Tuition Assistance Program
        • Pet InsurancenLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, you must be a US Person (that is, a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident).Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or age. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please see these government posters: "" and its accompanying. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 566-4460 or.

Keywords: nLIGHT, Inc., Washington DC , Optical Engineer - Directed Energy, Engineering , Washington, DC

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