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Senior Laser Engineer

Brisbane, US

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Senior Laser Engineer Brisbane, CA, US

Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional scientist or engineer to help develop new medical laser technologies and applications. This position is part of an R&D group that develops new product concepts and supports their transition to market. Projects involve a broad range of technologies including complex solid-state laser and optical delivery systems. The ideal candidate would have excellent experimental and computer modeling skills in one or more of these areas and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, but stimulating and collaborative environment. This position provides high visibility for innovative work and an opportunity to initiate and pursue creative and promising new ideas.


  • Develop new medical laser technologies and applications by experimentation and modeling. Design, setup, and conduct laboratory experiments and develop and apply software models to design and characterize the performance of new laser systems and simulate the interaction of optical radiation with tissues.
  • Stay current with developments in academia and industry by reviewing relevant literature and attending conferences. Apply this knowledge base to develop new products and applications.
  • Build and test prototypes of new product concepts.
  • Help define project priorities and work aggressively to meet the schedule for project milestones.
  • Summarize results in clearly written reports and presentations. Communicate status of projects and tasks regularly.
  • Support early stage clinical trials for new products.
  • Support evolution of new products through the product development process.


  • In depth knowledge and ability to apply concepts of optics, laser physics, and electro-magnetism.
  • Experience with advanced concepts in laser physics, classical optics, and nonlinear optics is preferred.
  • Experienced using software for data analysis and modeling of optical, thermal, or laser device physics or interaction with tissue. Examples include Mathematica, MatLab, Zemax, Paraxia, COMSOL, and Python.
  • Experienced developing software for data acquisition and hardware control using LabView, Visual Basic, Delphi, Python or equivalents.
  • Basic knowledge of digital and analog electronics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A drive and passion for developing a holistic understanding to problems and developing creative, practical solutions in a timely manner.
  • A sense of urgency in driving projects and desire to set ambitious goals.
  • An interest and curiosity for biomedicine and biomedical applications.
  • Experience with fiber lasers, product development, or medical device design is a plus.

Education & Experience

  • A Ph.D. degree in physics, physical chemistry, or engineering is preferred, with 4+ years of experience in laser-related research and development, preferably free-space lasers.

Additional information

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We seek extraordinarily capable and committed people to help shape and develop our Company. We offer competitive benefits to all levels of employees and provide free shuttles to and from nearby BART and Caltrain stations. If this hands-on innovative position seems like an exciting role, then apply today!

We design, develop, manufacture, and market medical instruments used in dermatology for advanced energy-based medical aesthetic solutions. Founded in 1998, the corporate headquarters for the Company is located in Brisbane, CA (just outside of San Francisco) and we are proud to manufacture all of our systems and accessories at our headquarters.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

If you are ready to become part of our spectacular, growing, and FUN company, then apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Applicants responding to this posting must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Competitive salary, benefits, ESPP and stock options. Cutera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Job Location

Department: R&D

City: Brisbane, CA, US

Employer reference: REF531S

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