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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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Laser Engineer III

Job ID:  543

Jupiter, FL, US

Date:  Jun 18, 2022


JENOPTIK Optical Systems in Jupiter FL designs, prototypes, and manufactures custom optical and electro-optic assemblies for a diverse set of customers in the defense, entertainment, biomedical, space, automotive, and semiconductor markets.  The Advanced Systems Group is responsible for the development of electro-optic emitter, sensor, and laser assemblies; taking new products from design through low rate initial production (LRIP).   The Advanced Systems group is looking for talented, motivated individuals to strengthen our growing team.  The Laser Engineer III will be responsible for providing technical leadership for laser and other EO system and sub-system development efforts.



  • Serve as the technical lead for the design and development of novel emitter, sensor, and laser based electro-optical systems and sub-systems
  • Work interactively with the customer and the JENOPTIK engineering team to perform the requisite trade studies, analyses, and tests to architect the electro-optical system design
  • Lead and participate in the initial prototype builds for electro-optical assemblies
  • Lead troubleshooting, problem solving, failure analysis, root cause, and corrective action efforts on prototype and initial production hardware
  • Support the identification, design, and/or acquisition of appropriate test equipment and essential assembly tools, jigs, and fixtures.
  • Support the transfer of build processes to manufacturing team
  • Work with project and functional management to scope out, estimate, and schedule the engineering support required for product development.  
  • Work with Program Management in support of active contracts
  • Work with Production team as needed to ameliorate build process issues such as yield and consistency
  • Support the Sourcing team with the selection of suppliers for components and supplier qualification
  • Work with Sales in the proposal process and as technical expert with the customer
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Optics or related scientific/technical area
  • Five (5) or more years of hands-on industry or laboratory experience with assembly, alignment, test, and troubleshooting of lasers, electro-optical systems, and complicated optical setups (less experience considered)
  • Familiarity with industry standard optical metrology and measurement equipment
  • Knowledge of general laser principles including diode lasers, fiber lasers, and/or DPSS laser technology
  • Knowledge of free-space beam propagation and shaping using reflective and refractive elements, fiber-optics, acousto-optics, and electro-optics
  • Familiarity with optical components and materials from UV to IR
  • Excellent understanding of the interplay of structural, optical, and thermal design features on system performance
  • Experience working with requirements for vacuum and semiconductor cleanliness environments.
  • Ability to independently do comprehensive in-lab hands-on experimentation and data analysis
  • Familiarity with common industry software tools such as Zemax, MatLab, Mathcad, Excel, BeamGage, Labview, Solidworks, and/or FRED
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary technical teams
  • 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%-20% travel time should be anticipated.
  • U.S. Citizenship or qualified U.S. worker.
  • Familiarity with working in clean room environments a plus
  • Familiarity with Laser and optical design and modelling basic principles a plus
  • Familiarity with Laser Safety Protocols a plus
  • Familiarity with electronics design, debug and/or test a plus
  • Familiarity with development of SW for automation of data collection for test setups a plus
  • Familiarity with System reliability and MTBF analyses a plus
  • Familiarity with FMEA, and 8D process a plus

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.

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.

Help us explore and maximise the potential of the digital world and medical technology.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Miami