Jenoptik is an international photonics group with representatives in over 80 countries. Optical technologies are the foundation of our business. We employ around 4,000 people worldwide.

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Electrical Engineer

Job ID:  197

Jupiter, FL, US

Date:  May 15, 2023

Jenoptik designs and produces electro-optical (EO) systems including but not limited to laser range finders, calibrated direct imaging lenses, laser deployment systems, and custom metrology instruments. The integration of light sources, detectors, and motion is commonplace. In this position, the Electrical Engineer will support new product development and maintenance working closely with the Advanced Systems, Software Controls Engineering, and Systems Engineering teams. Duties will range across definition and deployment of wiring interfaces compliant with industrial standards, electrical circuit design and troubleshooting, digital and analog communication, and verification and validation of EO systems. The successful candidate will be a strong individual contributor with a broad electrical engineering background.

• Electrical subject matter expert for growing EO systems business area
• Owns electrical design for EO system and subsystem developments
• General knowledge of both digital and analog circuit design and test for EO systems including, but not limited to low noise readout circuits for custom sensors, drive circuits for laser diodes, and interfacing with digital cameras.
• Able to understand overall system impact of electrical design choices
• Able to work with other engineering disciplines to achieve best overall system implementation
• Experience troubleshooting custom circuit designs
• Able to design and execute experiments to determine root cause for electro-optical performance issues
• Able to discuss circuit design option pros and cons and troubleshoot issues with customers
• Familiarity with driving lasers/LEDs/light source and Peltier/TEC devices
• Familiarity with the selection and application of motors, steppers, and micro-motors for motion control applications
• Familiarity with digital communication protocols such as UART, MIPI, I2C, RS-232, Ethernet, etc
• Familiarity with power system design
• Familiarity with electrical safety requirements
• Familiarity with EMI mitigation and experience with MIL-STD-461 testing
• Interpretation and execution of industrial electrical standards per NFPA 79 Handbook
• Design wire harnesses and electrical interconnects appropriate for applicable voltages, currents, and communication protocols
• Designs test setups for EO subassembly testing for new production lines
• Perform prototype assembly builds including soldering, crimping, and wire harnesses
• Performs all other duties as assigned.


• Application of PID tuning in closed-loop/open-loop control systems
• Designs custom analog and digital circuitry
• Lays out multilayer custom circuit board designs
• Works with vendors to select components, resolve problems, and ensure on-time delivery of custom printed circuit assemblies



Key qualifications:

• BS or MS in Electrical Engineering
• 5+ years in related field
• Proficiency in using laboratory equipment (oscilloscope, function/waveform generator, spectrum analyzer, etc.)
• Proficiency in using software and engineering applications (Windows, Office, AutoCAD, SW Electrical, OrCAD, etc.)
• Experience and skill in troubleshooting control system issues.
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to interact with multi-disciplinary teams.
• An energetic, proactive, and cooperative attitude is required, with high level interpersonal and communication skills.
• Must possess the following “soft skills”: Acts with Integrity, Attention to Detail, Clear Communicator, Prioritization/Multi-task, Self-Motivated, Team Player.
• Available for periodic travel to domestic and international customer and vendors. About 10%-15% travel time should be anticipated.
• In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use of hands or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls and keyboarding; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Jenoptik is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About Jenoptik

At Jenoptik, people with the specific JENIUS character are changing the world with the power of light. That demands a spirit of exploration and dedication. If you’re one of us, come meet the challenges facing the world. At Jenoptik, we’re creating a better future for all of us.

The Advanced Photonic Solutions division of Jenoptik is a global OEM and machine supplier of solutions powered by photonics. Our engineering expertise excels across a broad portfolio of technologies in the fields of optics, laser technology, digital imaging, optoelectronics, sensors, as-well-as optical test and measurement equipment

In the Semi & Advanced Manufacturing strategic business unit, we serve our customers with high-performance optical systems differentiated by uncompromising precision. In close collaboration with our customers we develop application tailored beam-shaping optics, outstanding microoptics and opto-mechanical assemblies. Off-the-shelf F-theta lenses complement our offering.

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