Job Title: R&D Photonics Engineering Physicist Location: Boulder, CO
Type: Full-Time, Exempt About the Organization:
Beyond Photonics is a design and advanced development company located in Boulder, on the Front Range of Colorado. Our focus is toward the research and development of laser-based remote sensing systems – e.g., lasers, photonics, lidar, etc. Our staff have extensive experience in a wide range of business settings—from national laboratory, to high-tech startup, to large aerospace companies. Our technical and business talents allow us to quickly and cost-effectively achieve innovative solutions to the most difficult photonic problems. See beyondphotonics.com for more information.
Job Overview: Beyond Photonics is looking for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated individual to join our team and contribute to the development of advanced laser-based remote sensing systems. Though growing, Beyond Photonics is now a small organization, so the position requires the ability and desire to support a wide variety of technical and business development activities.
Lead analysis and design of advanced lasers and laser-based remote sensing systems.
Perform prototype assembly, testing, and optimization of lasers, photonics, and lidar systems.
Work closely with mechanical, electrical, and optical engineers in the development, assembly, testing, and characterization of optical, mechanical and electronic assemblies.
Design and fabricate specialized or modified opto-mechanical, electro-optic, and electrical components.
Author and co-author of proposals, reports, papers, and presentations.
Support process development and support definition of new processes to develop prototype products, document prototype process development.
Setup and operation of laboratory equipment such as optical and electrical test equipment, microscopes, environmental chambers, chillers, etc.
Desired Experience and Skills:
PhD degree in Physics or Engineering from an accredited university with strong emphasis on lasers or photonics.
More than 2 years of relevant experience beyond PhD degree – postdoc or industry.
Demonstrated experience through publications in the development of advanced laser-based or photonic systems.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Superior mathematical-based analytical and trouble shooting skills.
Ability to work well in small Engineering development teams – typically 3-5 team members.
Ability to multitask across 2-3 concurrent ongoing development or proposal efforts in the photonics area.
Hands on experience in building lasers or laser-based systems.
Experience with fiber laser technologies a plus.
Skilled in the use of laboratory test and measurement equipment found in typical laser / lidar development labs.
Experience in programming development software using, e.g., Python, Matlab, or C++ or LabVIEW
Experience using design software packages such as SolidWorks, Comsol, Creo, Zemax, or similar is a plus.
Knowledge of fundamental electronics circuits and schematics, and basic electronic components.
Skilled in the use of computers and application software.
Self-starter, willing learner, eager to gain and share new knowledge, able to work with minimal supervision, and be a team player.
Other Requirements: US citizenship is required. Security clearance is a plus.
What's in It for You:
Work on advanced laser and lidar system development with highly-experienced scientists and engineers.
Starting salary of $100 - $150k/year depending on experience and capabilities.