Applications of Visual Science (VA), Fiber Optics Technology (PF), Imaging Optical Design (FD), Laser Systems (PL), Optical Fabrication & Testing (FM), Optics in Digital Systems (ID), Short Wavelength Sources and Attosecond/High Field Physics (OH), X-Ray and Extreme UV Optics (FX)
Years of Experience:
Fibertek has immediate career opportunities available for Laser Engineers at its R&D facility in Herndon, Virginia. Our laser systems team develops state-of-the-art lasers systems for a wide variety of applications and operational environments. As part of this team you will be responsible for supporting the design, build and characterization of advanced laser systems.
The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, small-company environment and have direct hands-on experience with diode pumped solid state lasers operating in the UV/VIS/IR wavelengths. An understanding the industry trends and best practices and a passion for taking advanced technology out of the laboratory and into the field is a major plus.
You will support the development, integration and test of advanced laser systems typically with performance requirements beyond the state-of-the-art. The work load will at times include multiple concurrent projects with a mix of short duration research programs and longer duration technology maturation programs.
Contribute to the engineering development of unique laser designs through design analysis, component specification, and hardware assembly, integration and test
Coordinate and support the build, alignment, and performance characterization of laser resonators, amplifiers, non-linear frequency conversion modules and receiver components
Coordinate and perform formal acceptance and qualification testing
Participate in customer interactions including formal technical reviews
BS Physics or Optical Engineering w/ a minimum of 3 years of direct hands-on laser experience including designing, building, characterizing laser systems
Knowledge of the laser theory and industry best practices associated with diode pumped solid state laser systems including continuous wave lasers, Q-Switched lasers, single-frequency injection locked lasers, electrical and thermal sub-systems
Ability to design and execute experiments validating laser system performance and correlate the results with the expected performance
Strong communication and documentation skills for efficient multidisciplinary communication
US citizenship required
MS or PhD in Physics or Optical Engineering
Experience with modeling and simulation of laser systems industry standard tools, i.e. Matlab, MathCAD, Zemax or equivalent software tools
Ability to develop innovative solutions to complex laser challenges demonstrating ingenuity and creativity
We are located in the center of northern Virginia’s technology corridor, and in close proximity to the world-class cultural venues in our nation’s capital and the wide range of outdoor activities offered in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Chesapeake Bay areas. Fibertek fosters a progressive learning environment that values inspiration, promotes professional challenge and encourages personal growth. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, comprehensive medical insurance and a 401k plan. Relocation assistance will be available.
About Fibertek, INC
Fibertek is an advanced technology driven company that develops cutting edge technology with the end goal of translating into ruggedized, fielded customer solutions for a wide range of environments including space, airborne, vehicle, etc. Fibertek is an internationally recognized leader in the development of state-of-the-art laser and electro-optic solutions for the military, NASA and Aerospace markets. With over 30 years of working on fiber optics and laser technologies, Fibertek's state-of-the-art facilities has allowed it to become a globally recognized industry leader in laser and sensory technology. Fibertek is located in a new 50,000 sq.ft. facility that is equipped with five electronics labs, two wet labs, an optical receiver lab, a chemical lab and a printed circuit board assembly lab. Fibertek is a fully vertically integrated company with a full staff of mechanical, optical, and electrical engineers specializing in building custom lidars, 3-D imagers, space-based transmitters, receivers etc. Fibetek's team takes pride in the devices and systems they design and build allowing them to be at the forefront of advanced laser and sensor technology.