Optical Engineer | Irradiant Technologies Inc.


Posted: 01-May-23

Location: Woburn, Massachusetts

Type: Full Time



Job Function:


Technical Division:

Fiber Optics Technology (PF)

Holography and Diffractive Optics (FH)

Imaging Optical Design (FD)

Integrated Optics (PI)

Microscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography (BM)

Nanophotonics (ON)

NonImaging Optical Design (FN)

Optical Communications (PC)

Optical Fabrication & Testing (FM)

Optical Metrology (OR)

Optics in Digital Systems (ID)

Photonic Metamaterials (OP)

Years of Experience:


Irradiant Technologies is a cutting-edge startup specializing in the commercialization of Implosion Fabrication technology for creating nanoscale 3D photonic and optical components. We are on a mission to revolutionize the industry by developing innovative products and solutions that have a significant impact on a wide range of applications. 

We are seeking a dedicated, hands-on Optical Engineer to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a deep-seated passion for the practical application of light and optics, and thrive in a hands-on, lab-focused environment.

• Building, optimizing, and maintaining benchtop optical setups for various experiments and applications.
• Conducting precise optical measurements and analyses, and interpreting the results to guide improvements in our systems.
• Taking the lead in the assembly and upkeep of a lithography systems, ensuring efficient operation and troubleshooting any issues that may arise.
• Collaborating closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, chemists, and materials scientists to implement and improve our Implosion Fabrication process.
• Actively participating in the design, simulation, and prototyping of novel photonic systems, with a strong focus on practical, hands-on execution.
• Assisting in the culture and operational best practices of our quickly growing startup.

• Proven expertise in practical, hands-on photonics and optics.
• Demonstrable experience with the design, assembly, alignment, and maintenance of optical systems, including benchtop setups and lithography systems.
• Proficiency in optical measurements and data interpretation.
• Knowledge of optical characterization techniques and benchwork.
• Experience with or willingness to learn about the design and optimization of novel photonic structures.
• Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team and a lab-based environment.

About Irradiant Technologies Inc.

The ability to pattern arbitrary 3D structures on the nanometer scale offers unprecedented control over photons, phonons, and electrons, which in turn has the potential to revolutionize almost every aspect of modern technology. Implosion Fabrication can realize this revolution. As featured in Science Magazine, NIH, and CNN, Implosion Fabrication allows for ultrafast and affordable 3D assembly of mixed materials. Assemblies can include a wide range of materials in any geometry with nanoscale precision and gradient control. The possible applications of this technology are nearly limitless. Sub-wavelength structuring of optical materials enables the creation of flat meta-optics that outperform traditional bulk optics and that can compress complex optical functions into a single nanometer scale film. Complete three dimensional control of nanoscale multi-material structures makes it possible to create integrated optical circuits with unique optical components. Potential applications extend beyond optics, including the use of nanostructures to separate the transport properties of phonons and electrons for energy harvesting and thermal management technologies. Other possibilities include ultrahigh density data storage, implantable biointerfaces, mechanical metamaterials, nanolaser and nanoantenna arrays, and more. So far, we have garnered early stage support from the Activate Fellowship, E14 Fund, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Department of Energy, US Navy, DARPA and the National Science Foundation, and are poised to grow rapidly to start making a large impact.

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