Sr Optical Systems Engineer


Excelitas Technologies is a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, high-performance, market-driven photonic solutions to meet the illumination, optronics, detection and optical technology needs of global customers. Serving a vast array of applications across biomedical, scientific, safety, security, consumer products, semiconductor, industrial manufacturing, defense and aerospace sectors, we stand committed to enabling our customers' success in their end-markets. Globally we employ over 6,700 people across sites in North America, Asia and Europe.

As manufacturers of the future, we push the limits of what is technologically possible, through international collaboration, trusted experience and a sense of purpose. At Excelitas Technologies YOU are how we Excel.

Job Summary
In this role you will join our R&D team to make vital contributions to new technology and product development for our growing range of cutting-edge optical engine products.


  • Test, characterization and analysis of complex optical, electro-optic systems to support new technology and product development
  • Work closely with cross functional teams to define, test, and validate system level performance to meet the requirements of proposed products
  • Perform data analysis, compare numerical predictions and experimental results, present findings and review results and trends with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams.
  • Develop, automate, and code new system tests

Knowledge and Experience

  • In-depth educational and/or professional experience in electro-optics related fields such as lasers, fiber optics, detectors, low noise analog electronics and digital signal processing algorithms
  • Direct experience with the design and implementation of optical interferometric systems, OCT, and/or swept-source lasers, or similar
  • Hands-on lab skills with optical equipment such as optical spectrum analyzers (OSAs), oscilloscopes, power meters, fiber optics, and data acquisition.
  • Solid problem-solving methodology based on design of experiment, characterization and thorough data analysis
  • Proficiency in MATLAB to support experimentation and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of other high level programming languages (C/C++, C#, VB, Python) a plus.
  • Self-motivated individual with ability to work independently and in a team environment.


Minimum Qualification

  • MS or PhD in Electrical, Mechanical or Optical Engineering
  • 4+ years relevant industry or post-doc experience

Effective January 4th, 2022, it will be mandatory for every Excelitas employee to be adequately vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemption requests from this vaccination requirement will be considered to accommodate medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.

This position requires the use of information, which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) 

Visa sponsorship is not available for any position at Excelitas 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Minorities/Females/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation


Excelitas Technologies is currently looking for a Sr. Optical Systems Engineer to work out of our Billerica, MA site.
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