Electrical Engineer

Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053
  • Job Type
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    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift
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Seeking a motivated engineer to assist in the design and development of advanced Laser Scanning devices. The position conceives, designs and prototypes systems and circuits. Development phases include documentation, vendor management, prototyping, and transfer to manufacturing. This position requires troubleshooting complex electronics and system problems, and being committed to customer satisfaction. This position offers ability to work closely with mechanical and optical disciplines. Broadly qualified candidates will embrace contribution to firmware development, programming and simulation. Although the location of the position is in Londonderry, NH, up to 10% travel may be required to customer locations and other Thorlabs sites.


Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Design and develop electronics for precision scientific instruments and peripherals
  • Develop firmware to control and monitor a number of optical, mechanical and electrical components within one integrated system
  • Take a design from an initial concept through prototyping, debugging and manufacturing phases
  • Manage project timeline and costs
  • Manage electronic component vendors and contract manufacturers
  • Troubleshoot and resolve electronics related system issues
  • Manage electronics engineering documentation and material specifications
  • Develop internal test fixtures for R&D and manufacturing


Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.







  • 3+ years' experience with electronics design for scientific, industrial, biotech, medical, or semiconductor instrumentation
  • Substantial experience in analog/digital low noise design, power, simulation and implementation
  • LASER projection and/or beam steering systems, LIDAR, optical encoders
  • Control systems, signal processing
  • Automated test and data acquisition
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout
  • Design work with Xilinx, Altera, Sharc or Zynq processors
  • Experience with Altium Designer (SolidWorks a Plus )
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis, process control, tolerance studies



  • Master's degree in Electronics Engineering or experience in a related field such as Mechatronics and Scientific Instrumentation


Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Thorough understanding of embedded hardware, such as microprocessor and microcontroller based control and monitoring circuits
  • Knowledge of C/C++, Python, Verilog, VHDL
  • Proven expertise in troubleshooting and resolving electronic issues in instruments
  • Familiarity with design and implementation of optoelectronic circuits, motors and control systems
  • Experience with test and debugging of DSP and FPGA
  • Strong communication skills and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a team environment
  • Strong innovation skills
  • Ability to function autonomously with little direction/works well independently of others



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63rd2019 - Electrical Engineer
Overall Rating: 63/199
Median Salary: $99,070

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