Senior Electrical Engineer | AdValue Photonics


Posted: 17-Jan-23

Location: Tucson, Arizona

Type: Full Time



Job Function:


Technical Division:

Laser Systems (PL)

Lasers in Manufacturing (FL)

Years of Experience:


Preferred Education:

4 Year Degree

Job Summary

AdValue Photonics is solving some of the world’s toughest challenges through the application of peak performance laser light from practical and efficient fiber-optic platforms.  Fueled by rapid growth in industrial materials processing, national defense, and scientific research markets, we are hiring for several key roles.  By joining our team, you will directly impact our success and provide yourself a rare opportunity for professional growth. 

We are seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to develop and support electronics for industrial, scientific, and medical laser products.  Reporting to the Director of Engineering, this position is responsible for designing and implementing high quality, reliable complex analog and digital circuits for laser systems.  This individual will be a key member of an existing multi-disciplined and cross-organizational program team who will interface with mechanical and optical designers, technical leads, program management, customers and suppliers as required.  The ideal candidate will be highly driven, exquisitely organized, and collaborative by nature. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and support control and drive electronics for high powered industrial, scientific, and medical lasers
  • Collaborate with a team of scientists and engineers to develop new laser products and applications 
  • Work with contract manufacturers to produce and test electronics boards, modules, and instruments
  • Provide hands-on product support to manufacturing, marketing, sales, and service functions
  • Prepare specifications and needed documentation (Gerber data, BOM, and Schematics among others) for successful manufacturing and purchases of PCB; Estimate material, labor, and construction costs for budgeting purposes
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to improve cost and functionality of products
  • Characterize and analyze light sources and sensors and for new and existing products using cutting edge lab instruments and software
  • Inspect and configure semi-finished PCB assemblies received from contract manufacturers
  • Specify and execute evaluation procedures to ensure product compliance with government and industry regulations, e.g., IEC, UL, CE
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent degree)
  • Design experience with high-speed analog interfaces, filters, transmission lines, and low-noise systems
  • Working knowledge of digital devices, circuits, and programming, e.g., FPGAs
  • Proficiency in design, measurement, and debugging of circuits, laser drivers and TEC controllers
  • Proficiency in electrical simulation software and PCB design software (e.g. LTspice, PADS, MATLAB, Pspice, or other)
  • Experience with typical electronic laboratory instrumentation including but not limited to oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, computer-aided data acquisition
  • Understanding of circuit ESD protection and EMI rejection techniques
  • Exceptional project management, organizational, document control skills
  • Honesty and integrity in all business practices
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About AdValue Photonics

Located in Tucson, Arizona, proclaimed as the Optics Valley, AdValue Photonics is focused on being the worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of high quality, innovative, cost-effective fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, fiber based broadband light sources, and optical fiber passive components. We are a value-adding and long-term partner with our customers. AdValue Photonics develops and manufactures fiber based lasers, light sources, and components by leveraging its innovative technology for the design and fabrication of advanced glasses and fibers. We optimize the entire process in house from chemical batch of fiber materials to assembly of fiber laser systems. Our innovations and capabilities in specialty glasses and fibers set us apart from many competitors using standard commercial fibers. Our creativity and in-depth expertise in specialty fibers has profound impact on the performance, quality, and cost of our products.

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