Senior Staff Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Cutera, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUTR) is a leading global aesthetic device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. Our teams are made up of energetic and passionate employees who are inspired by developing and selling products that help people look and feel better about themselves. Founded in 1998, we design, develop, and manufacture medical instruments used in dermatology for advanced energy-based medical aesthetic solutions at our headquarters located in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Do you love lasers and want to develop innovative Medical Devices? We are seeking an outstanding mechanical engineer to join our mechanical engineering team and support the development of novel medical devices and applications. Projects involve a broad range of technologies including sophisticated laser optical delivery systems, high-power ultrasound, and radio-frequency devices. This diversity of technologies and our culture of organic innovation and vertical integration provides a unique opportunity for an individual with broad interests and skills.

In this role, you will be the primary designer and developer of precision optomechanical assemblies for robust structural and thermally managed laser-based medical systems. The engineer will work closely with our electrical, laser design, and industrial design teams and be responsible for product development from ideation through product launch. Previous experience with product development is required, preferably in the medical device or laser industry.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and guide the development of elegant mechanical designs that meet requirements for product performance, cost, reliability, and manufacturability.
  • Model and layout designs using 3D CAD for all phases of product development from proof-of-concept through manufacturing.
  • Utilize and guide junior-level engineers and designers to accomplish successful product development.
  • Collaborate regularly on technical design reviews, project scheduling, and development of new product concepts and applications.
  • Participate in new product concept development activities, including the definition of product requirements, system specifications, and architecture.
  • Drive design verification by testing design performance in the lab and design validation by developing fast-turn clinical prototypes for use in the Cutera Research Clinic.
  • Use FEA simulation tools to model mechanical assemblies and guide design development.


Education & Experience:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in mechanical engineering with 10+ years of product development experience.

 Position Requirements:

  • Extensive mechanical engineering design experience with laser-based commercial products
  • Experience designing custom optics mounting structures and optical mounting techniques
  • Knowledge of materials for structurally sound optics operating in an enclosed structure. 
  • Knowledge of materials and methods to limit outgassing inside optical enclosure
  • Proficient with SolidWorks CAD design


Preferred skills:

  • Medical based equipment is a plus
  • Thermal analysis experience and/or working with thermal analysts on design is a plus
  • Experience working with optical specialty vendors is a plus
  • Experience with galvanometers, solenoids, small motors, and piezo positioners is a plus
  • Experience with magnetic or optical position sensing is a plus.

Additional Information:


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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 an 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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