Optical System Integration Engineer – SA Photonics, Inc. – Los Gatos, CA

At SA Photonics, we specialize in the design, development and manufacturing of complex, state-of-the-art communications, laser electro-optic, vision and mechanical systems for military, space and commercial applications. Some of our products and technologies include optical communication systems for fiber, free-space and underwater applications, LIDAR systems, fiber laser systems, and head mounted display systems for military and commercial applications.

SA Photonics has a small team of highly experienced engineers and scientists. We are currently looking for an Optical System Integration Engineer to join our team. Responsibilities include:

Integration of complex systems involving optics, fiber optics, electronics, software, firmware, and mechanical sub-assemblies.

First article test of subsystem and system level assemblies for performance verification, stress testing and environmental compliance.

Alignment of laser and/or optical systems.

Troubleshooting of system and subsystem failures.

Development of test procedures and test stations.

Support transition of engineering prototypes into production.

Support field testing with occasional travel to off-site and out of state locations.

The successful candidate will have the following qualities/experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (preferably Optical Engineering or Physics) with at least three years of applicable experience in electronic and/or optical system integration and test.

Strong knowledge of optics and fiber optic systems.

GUI/Control system Software development a plus

Excellent hands-on and laboratory skills in building, testing, validation, and troubleshooting of optical, fiber optic, electrical, and/or mechanical subsystems.

Proactive, organized, self-motivated individual, requiring minimal supervision.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


SA Photonics is headquartered in Los Gatos, California, with easy access to HWY 85 and HWY 17. SA Photonics provides competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefit package, 401k matching, and a flexible work schedule. Our employees enjoy our small teams of very motivated engineers, working on state-of-the art projects.

This will be a full-time, permanent position.


Due to the nature of much of the work we do, this position is restricted to U.S. Citizens or permanent residents only.

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