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Senior Laser Engineer (R1000)

Company: MKS Instruments
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Are you naturally curious? At MKS our collective curiosity drives us to be an innovation leader in many industries. Our products drive advancements in a wide range of technical fields like cloud computing, the generation of clean drinking water, self-driving cars, and space exploration. We are a collaborative team that values fresh thinking and believes in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity, and inclusion. Our customers value us as a partner and trust us to continually push the boundaries of possibility. We believe in creating technology that transforms and improves our world and are looking for new team members who share our vision. If this is appealing to you, we want to meet you. We are looking for an exceptional Senior Laser Engineer to join our innovative product development engineering team at Spectra-Physics, which is Lasers Business Unit of MKS Instruments. We push the boundaries of technology to develop a wide range of nanosecond, picosecond, and femtosecond lasers that address the needs of Industrial, Scientific, and Life and Health markets. In this position, you will contribute to the development of new technologies and optical designs of free-space and fiber-based laser systems. You will work collaboratively within a project team and use your communication skills to work effectively with cross-functional team members.What you will do is:

  • Engineer laser oscillators, amplifier and harmonic conversion modules through experimentation and modeling into innovative products that solve our customers most pressing challenges
  • Define test strategies, build, test and document system prototypes, create reports, and generate design documentation and transfer the design to production
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team and interact with Electrical, Mechanical, Software and Manufacturing Engineers on Work with optical component vendors for component procurement, and performance and reliability evaluationWhat you will bring to the team, along with your curiosity, is:
    • BS degree and 4+ years industry experience or MS and 2+ years industry experience
    • Experience designing and building optical systems and free-space beam alignment of laser oscillators or amplifiers
    • Ability to set up and perform measurements, evaluate the results, and clearly communicate the conclusions to the development team
    • Knowledge of how to choose and utilize appropriate optical measurement instrumentationIf you have familiarity with any of the following, please let us know:
      • Industrial optical product development
      • Troubleshooting and failure analysis of optical modules and systems
      • Hand on expirience with ultra-fast (fs) lasers and techniques (mode-locking, CPA)
      • Gaussian beam propagation and ray-tracing software
      • Harmonic generation (SHG, SFG) and nonlinear crystals
      • Acousto-optic or electro-optic modulators As MKS is a federal contractor, it must comply with the Biden Administration's federal contractor vaccine mandate (the "Contractor Mandate") if it is reinstated by the courts. Should you receive and accept an offer of employment, you will be asked whether you are fully vaccinated or whether you will apply for a medical or religious exemption in the event MKS must enforce a mandatory vaccination policy in the future. Please be aware that if the Contractor Mandate is reinstated and you choose to remain unvaccinated without an approved exemption, MKS will not be able to continue to employ you. MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, for positions requiring access to export-controlled goods and technical data that are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR), MKS Instruments. Inc. may have to obtain an export license from the U.S. Government. As such, applicants for these positions, except "U.S. persons" (generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals (holder of a US Passport), lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees), may be subject to an export license review process. Employment is contingent upon issuance of the license.

Keywords: MKS Instruments, Milpitas , Senior Laser Engineer (R1000), Engineering , Milpitas, California

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