Senior Engineer – CPV – Glint Photonics, Inc. – Burlingame, CA

Senior Engineer – CPV
Glint Photonics, Inc.
Burlingame, CA


Glint Photonics is pursuing novel optical architectures that improve the efficiency of solar panels and improve indoor lighting. Our unique technology uses liquids to enable configurable solar concentrators that track the sun on the micro-scale, permitting high concentration to be achieved within stationary solar panels. The transformative potential of this technology has been recognized through funding awards from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency, and the California Energy Commission.

Glint is seeking a senior engineer to lead the company’s efforts in concentrator photovoltaics.

This is an opportunity to join in the development of an exciting new renewable energy technology and in the growth of an early-stage startup company.

Candidates must be creative and inventive, with deep experience in CPV, broad knowledge in the physical sciences, top-notch laboratory research skills, and the drive required to excel in new technical fields.

The role

  • Lead overall design development for concentrator photovoltaics, including optimization of optical design, tracking mechanism, and design for reliability and durability
  • Lead prototype fabrication and characterization efforts
  • Develop assembly processes consistent with high-yield manufacturing
  • Develop supply chain and vendor partnerships
  • Lead development of test hardware and protocols to assess prototype performance and durability
  • Plan pilot installations and commercialization pathway


  • Ph.D. in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field
  • At least 3 years experience in the development of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems
  • Significant experience in product development, project management, and/or team leadership
  • Relevant industry experience is highly valuable, but not required
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent references


  • Full-time position in Burlingame, CA
  • Competitive salary
  • Equity options
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • Paid vacation, sick/personal time and holidays
  • Vanguard IRA with company match


Please send CV and cover letter to jobs [at] glintphotonics [dot] com.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Burlingame, CA

Required education:

Required experience:

  • CPV system development: 3 years

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