Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Vector Atomic Pleasanton , CA 94588

Posted 2 weeks ago

About Vector Atomic

Vector Atomic is building quantum devices for applications including GPS-free navigation and timing, geophysical exploration, and telecommunications. We are focused on delivering near-term products that take advantage of the exquisite properties of quantum systems. Our devices are designed with the form, fit, function, and cost for the real world.

Position Summary

We are seeking an optical/optomechanical engineer interested in developing the next generation of quantum technology. In this hands-on role, you will develop complex optical systems central to fielding quantum technology. Ideal candidates are strong individual contributors that take ownership of their tasks while supporting overall team goals. If you have a passion for cutting-edge technology and thrive in a dynamic, team-oriented environment, Vector Atomic is a perfect fit.

Requirements

What Youll Do

  • Work with a cross-functional team of physicists and engineers on optical designs from concept to implementation
  • Detailed optical/optomechanical system design; simulations and prototyping to support design
  • Micro-optical assembly and packaging for environmental robustness (thermal, mechanical, etc.)
  • Develop precision build and alignment procedures for manufacturability

What Were Looking For

  • BS in optical engineering (MS/PhD preferred) or a related field + 2 years of relevant experience.
  • US citizenship or Permanent Residency (Green Card) required by US export control laws
  • Must be comfortable working in a laboratory environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and collaborators, both written and verbal

Hands-on expertise with several of the following:

  • Narrow linewidth lasers (Diodes, DPSS, Fiber lasers, etc.) spanning 400-1550 nm
  • Optical interferometry
  • Integrated photonics systems
  • Polarization optics (Waveplates, polarizers, PM fibers)
  • Fiber fusion splicing (PM, specialty, and small core fibers)
  • Automated assembly and characterization; design for manufacturability
  • Optical fiber and laser diode coupling and collimation
  • Precision bonding and assembly techniques
  • Optical metrology and beam characterization (Photodetectors, beam profilers, polarimeters)
  • Simulations of Gaussian beam propagation, ray tracing, tolerance analysis, light scatter, etc.
  • Solidworks, COMSOL and/or Zemax

Vector Atomic is adhering to state and local ordinances regarding COVID-19, including teleworking options for our staff when possible. Currently, this position requires more than 50% onsite work to support minimum business operations at our Pleasanton, CA facility.

Benefits

At Vector Atomic we value teamwork, open and honest discourse, and work-life balance. We are an employee-owned company with competitive compensation and benefits including:

  • Medical coverage (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off and 10 paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Stock ownership plan
  • Fully stocked kitchen

Vector Atomic is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

Vector Atomic does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or HR team.

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