Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Electrical Engineer

Design electrical subsystems for high-powered laser systems in support of new product development at nLIGHT. As a member of a multi-disciplinary product development team, the Electrical Engineer will design innovative and robust industrial and military power, control, and safety systems for a variety of nLIGHT high-powered laser platforms and will participate in all phases of development from concept through release to manufacturing and beyond. These subsystems consist of a combination of commercially-available components as well as custom-designed PCBs and cable assemblies.


  • Work with internal partners to develop electrical products that meet functional, cost, quality and schedule objectives.
  • Design industrial and military-grade power distribution, control, and safety systems using commercially-available components or custom-designed circuit boards.
  • Develop testing methods to confirm functionality and ensure reliability of electrical components and systems.
  • Follow best practices in designing for test, manufacturability, and EMC compliance.
  • Produce comprehensive design documentation packages including schematics, BoMs, block diagrams, wiring diagrams, panel layouts, and validation and test procedures.
  • Lead technical design reviews and participate in peer design reviews.
  • Use feedback from production, field service, and external partners to identify and pursue continuous improvement opportunities.


  • At least 3 years experience as an Electrical Engineer
  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar discipline
  • Thorough understanding of electronic circuits, circuit components, and printed circuit design
  • Proficient use of Altium Designer or other Electrical CAD tool
  • Basic understanding of embedded microcontrollers and programmable logic devices
  • Capacity to analyze a problem from multiple perspectives and explore creative solutions
  • Experience with at least one end-to-end product development cycle
  • High attention to detail with a desire for excellence and innovation

nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, a Foreign Person (that is, not a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident) must be eligible for a deemed export license under the US Department of Commerce and/or the US Department of State.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or age. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please see these government posters: “EEO is the Law” and its accompanying temporary supplement.  If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 566-4460 or

About nLIGHT

nLIGHT is a rapidly growing vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, microelectronics and defense applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers based on industry-leading semiconductor laser and optical fiber technology. nLIGHT is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with additional sites in North America, Asia and Europe. nLIGHT lasers are not only changing the way things are made, but what can be made.

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