High Performance Lasers

CIM Engineer I, Equipment Automation

nLIGHT is seeking a CIM Engineer to join our IT team located at our headquarters in Vancouver, Washington.

The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and managing software applications used in the manufacture of high power lasers as well as solving day-to-day problems to support nLight's engineering and manufacturing teams. This is a growth opportunity within the CIM group, and is an ideal fit for a team-oriented, self-directed person with ambition and drive.


Create and manage software applications that directly interface with and control equipment used in the manufacture of high power lasers.

  • Establish effective communication with other departments to ensure that requirements are understood and that projects are completed in a timely and effective manner
  • Thoroughly document software design, execution, and end-user instructions
  • Follow software design standards including abstraction, design patterns, and change control
  • Implement standard equipment interface protocols for enterprise equipment control and data acquisition

This position will report to the CIM group lead and should be able to operate under light supervision and make independent decisions and judgments.

Required Education and Skills

  • BS in Software Development or equivalent
  • 2 years developing software for equipment automation
  • Direct experience programming LabVIEW
  • Communication skills both verbal and written
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office suite

Desired skills

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • PLC and OPC experience
  • C#.NET programming

nLIGHT manufactures high-power semiconductor lasers that are used in industrial, defense, medical, and consumer electronics applications.  With global operations in Vancouver, WA, Hillsboro, OR, Shanghai, China, and Lohja, Finland, nLIGHT has grown on average over 30%/yr since being founded in 2000.

nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, a Foreign Person (that is, not a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident) must be eligible for a deemed export license under the US Department of Commerce and/or the US Department of State. Equal Opportunity Employer, including protected veterans and people with disabilities. For more information, please see the EEO is the Law poster from the federal government:  dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf


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