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Coherent Sr. Opto-Electronics Development Engineer in Plymouth, Michigan

Sr. Opto-Electronics Development Engineer

  • Job ID:11880

  • Functional Area:Engineering

  • Position Type:Full Time - Regular

  • Experience Required:7 - 10 Years

  • Location:MI-Plymouth

  • Education Required:Masters Degree

  • Relocation Provided:Yes

  • Tier:

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Job Description and Responsibilities:

Coherent is a world leader of lasers and laser-based technology for materials processing, microelectronics, scientific, life sciences and medical customers. The light we deliver touches almost every aspect of human life—vision correction to cell analysis, precision welding to 3-D metal printing, gravity wave detection to brain research. Put your talents to work at Coherent where you can create and innovate enabling technologies that will push the frontiers of science and technology.

We are looking for an energetic and self-motivated Sr. Development Engineer to lead several opto-electrical engineering projects for our location. The ideal candidate will have experience as a development engineer in the field of optics, sensors, and light sources.

Responsibilities include:

  • Electrical, optical (and some mechanical) design of precision laser beam delivery systems and associated sensor for feedback process control

  • Troubleshooting and root cause failure analysis for prototype development as well as production systems

  • Project management


Education and Work Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in physics or equivalent, preferably in optics or lasers

  • 7+ years of work experience in components design and assembly, laser development, or relevant area of photonics in an industrial R&D environment

  • Experience with design and modeling software – (SolidWorks, Zemax, MatLab, Altium or similar)

  • Experience using OneNote, Microsoft Office, Oracle, or similar software

Desired Qualifications:

  • PhD in physics or equivalent, preferably in optics or lasers

  • Project management experience with ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Familiarity with Mechanical design concepts

  • Expertise in complex Optical design and prototype assembly

  • Comfortable with high power/energy lasers (good understanding of physics and hands on in laser characterization

  • Understanding and hands-on experience in optics lab

  • Familiarity with tools including but not limited to: photo detectors, oscilloscope, pulse generators and microscopes

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.