Laser Optics Systems Engineer

Optics, Laser Systems Engineering
Full Time
$140,000 - $170,000

Job Description

Perform research, development and testing of optical systems, lasers, and laser systems for surgical applications. Provide knowledge of optics and lasers, particularly beam delivery and optical fiber coupling, high-energy pulsed lasers, MOPAs, and diode-pumped fiber optic lasers. Build bench-level prototypes and conduct experiments to lead understanding of system and single-use device design requirements. Work closely with other members of our interdisciplinary team developing innovative laser systems and related technologies in a focused, fast-paced and fun environment. This position will require you to translate raw ideas into high-level design concepts and prototypes.

  • Assemble, align, test, and troubleshoot lasers, laser delivery systems, and related optics and photonics.
  • Build and align optical and laser system prototypes, taking them from bench-level to functional designs.
  • Couple high-energy, free space lasers to photonic components and fiber optic devices.
  • Conduct lab experiments, collect and analyze resulting data, document, and present results.
  • Develop front end optics and optoelectronics for coupling, interface, monitoring, and control of surgical laser systems.
  • Work with manufacturers to define requirements for optical components and subsystems and realize prototypes.
  • Optical component characterization and damage threshold testing.
  • Optical system specification, alignment budget, tolerance analysis, and design for manufacturability
  • Derive product design requirements based on top-level requirements and user needs input.
  • Medical device development activities such as prototyping and testing, pilot builds, V&V, risk assessment, and validation of ramp-up to production.

Contribute to patent portfolio and strategy development.  


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Optical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or similar disciplines with five or more years of relevant experience.

Required Experience:

  • Five or more years of relevant experience working with pulsed high-energy, Q-switched, diode-pumped fiber optic, or other solid-state lasers and related optical, electronic, and optoelectronic equipment.
  • Area expertise in Optical Design, Photonics, Fiber Optics, Lasers, and Optomechanics.
  • Development of laser systems, fiber optic energy delivery devices, fiber optic probes.
  • Proficiency with industry standard tools and methods for optical design, photonic, and electro-optical systems engineering such as ZEMAX, CODE V or FRED.
  • Broad knowledge of assembly, alignment, and test methodologies and related equipment.
  • Vendor and supplier management for optical components, complex sub-systems, or OEM.
  • Hands-on experience in laboratory technical work, preferably in lasers, photonics, and optics.
  • Experience in documenting technical work and results, writing lab reports, analysis and presentation of data.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Biomedical product or medical device development experience.
  • Experience with Class 3B & Class 4 lasers and related optics for delivery and single-use devices.
  • Understanding of Design Controls according to 21 CFR 820 or ISO 13485.

Proficient in Risk Management according to ISO 14971.


Dice Id : 10409917
Position Id : RV0009
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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