We are looking for a Senior Engineer to join our R&D team in our Fremont, Ca. facility, specialising in Acousto-Optics (AO) for A&D, Industrial and Life Sciences.
Reporting to the VP Engineering, you will work in our world-leading photonics R&D development projects that focus on next-generation acousto-optic deflectors, modulators and tunable filters for a diverse range of applications including semiconductor laser manufacturing, sensing in Aerospace & Defense and microscopy in medical imaging. You will have the opportunity to shape the future of our business by working with pioneering companies in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific in order to fuel the company’s growth and turn new ideas into innovative product lines.
As part of the AO engineering group, you will generate novel designs, test new concepts and perform technology transfer of ideas into products, contributing to the company’s profitable revenue growth. You will execute on product roadmaps, set technical milestones and create new joint R&D opportunities with current and new customers. You will work closely with other parts of G&H, including business development, sales and process engineering in order to align R&D activities, secure contracts and drive new products into manufacturing. You will work within a multidisciplinary team including electronic, optical and mechanical engineers to develop cutting-edge new products that will deliver profitable revenue growth.
Design, develop and validate new and variant AO devices and modules
Own delivery of technical milestones in internal or customer-focused new product development projects
Support NPI of products, interfacing with process and manufacturing engineering
Contribute in strengthening G&H Intellectual Property through patents or process trade secrets
Manage products from design, to prototyping up to environmental qualification following internal or customer-driven NPD
Drive synergies and vertical integration with other G&H locations
Work with Business Development and Engineering teams to support tender activities and generate solutions for customers
Deliver technical reviews and produce reports resulting from technical activities, executing technical projects on time and under budget.
Travel expected to be <5% of the time.
5+ years of industrial experience in the photonics industry
Degree in Engineering or Physics
Technical knowledge in optics and photonics
Strong verbal and written communication skills
MEng/MSc or PhD in a relevant field
Background in crystal optics, material science or non-linear optics
Hands-on laboratory experience in developing and testing photonic devices
G&H is a photonics technology business headquartered in Ilminster Somerset, UK with operations in the USA and Europe. A world leader in optical designing, testing and manufacturing, we work with OEM customers worldwide, providing optical systems, assemblies and components for demanding applications, often for deployment in harsh environments. G&H offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for motivated and talented people to join a team of like-minded, highly skilled colleagues who want to grow and succeed with our company.
Hiring talent to complement and grow our current teams’ skills and capabilities is a strategic priority to enable our plans for growth.