Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Advanced Technology Engineer

The primary job function is to help with developing next-generation of laser products in a fast-growing, vertically integrated company.  The individual is responsible for assisting Principal Investigators in nLight’s laser research and development programs and executing these programs while ensuring alignment to nLight’s short-term product and long-term technology roadmaps. The successful candidate will be highly motivated with an excellent track record of innovation in optics, lasers and optoelectronics and bringing their development efforts to timely, successful cost competitive completion.


  • Contribute to cross-functional development teams to deliver innovative lasers.
  • Apply theoretical and experimental understanding of lasers and optics to develop next generation of commercial lasers.
  • Document and present designs, processes, and results for internal design reviews, external program reviews,
  • Perform all aspects of hands-on optical alignment of high power lasers
  • Test and characterization of high power lasers


  • 2+ year experience in high tech industry doing R&D
  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, optics, chemistry, engineering or other physical sciences.
  • Hands on experience with  semiconductor lasers and fiber lasers.
  • Strong knowledge of optical properties of III-V semiconductors and laser diodes.
  • Experience with laser diode testing.
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, including problem identification, data analysis, action planning, and execution.
  • Working theoretical and experimental understanding of lasers and optics.
  • Good mechanical skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to summarize and present results and conclusions clearly and effectively.

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.

nLIGHT is an 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: 

About nLIGHT

nLIGHT is a rapidly growing vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, microelectronics and defense applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers based on industry-leading semiconductor laser and optical fiber technology. nLIGHT is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with additional sites in North America, Asia and Europe. nLIGHT lasers are not only changing the way things are made, but what can be made.

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