laser engineer

Would you enjoy working with a collaborative team of engineers to develop, integrate, and test advanced laser systems that have never been built before? Fibertek is looking for a Laser engineer to join their R&D department in their Herndon, VA location to pave the way for tomorrow’s advancement in space exploration. You will embrace team atmosphere while empowered to make decisions in your area of expertise.

As a Laser Engineer, you will design and build multiple projects with diverse timelines in an R&D environment with some of the smartest minds in engineering. You will use your direct hands-on experience with diode-pumped solid-state lasers operating in the UV/VIS/IR wavelengths, willing to ask questions, and passion for seeing what they build get used for a novel application like space communications. Your manageable workload will include working with a team of mechanical and electrical engineers to build a unique packaged system that can withstand wide temperature operation or high vibrational loads. Your intray will include multiple concurrent projects with a mix of short-duration research programs and longer-duration technology maturation programs.

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To succeed in this Laser Engineer role, you will need the below expertise and experience:

  • BS Physics, MS or Ph.D. preferred with a minimum of 3 years of direct hands-on laser experience, including design, building, characterizing laser systems.
  • Knowledge of the laser theory and industry best practices associated with diode-pumped solid-state laser systems, including continuous-wave lasers, Q-Switched lasers, single-frequency injection-locked lasers, electrical and thermal sub-systems.
  • Ability to design and execute experiments validating laser system performance and correlate the results with the expected performance.

Please apply today for this Herndon-based Laser Engineer role. You must hold US Citizenship.

Why Fibertek, INC?

At FIBERTEK, Inc. we pride ourselves in our innovation and customer success focused culture enabled by a creative and relaxed work environment with minimal bureaucracy. Fibertek fosters a progressive learning environment that values inspiration, promotes professional challenge and encourages personal growth. We offer a competitive and incentivized compensation package with excellent benefits.

How to Apply

Send your resume to our Human Resource department, at

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Fibertek, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Applicants are considered regardless of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.

If you need assistance or an accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact us by phone at 571-299-4487 or via email at

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