Laser Engineer

San Leandro, California
Engineering /
Full-time /
Fuse is on a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to fusion energy. Our core product is TITAN: an Impedance Matched Marx Generator (IMG). TITAN is the most efficient and powerful (TW) machine of its kind. Fusers have built and licensed Magical Unicorn and FAETON I, 2 novel pulsed power generators.

You are joining an early-stage fusion company. Please expect to wear different hats and take 0 to 1 ownership of objectives. This is not a regular job. Fusers are on a mission to change the world.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s/ Master's/ PHD degree in optics, optoelectronics, laser physics, electrical engineering, photonics or a related field
    • 2+ years’ experience in High Energy Laser design, analysis, and testing
    • 2+ years’ experience with laser amplification techniques
    • 2+ years’ experience with laser modeling and simulation software and other design and simulation 
    • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
    • Willingness to travel to Montreal occasionally

Key Responsibilities

    • Designing and developing laser systems that generate short-duration, high-energy pulses of light.
    • Developing and testing laser components, including the laser cavity, mirrors, and amplifiers, to ensure that they can withstand high-energy pulses
    • Collaborating with optical, electrical, and mechanical engineers, to integrate laser systems with other components of a larger system
    • Conducting research and development activities to explore new technologies and techniques for improving high-energy laser systems
    • Planning and overseeing the manufacturing, installation, and operation of laser systems
    • Developing and implementing quality control procedures to ensure that products meet industry standards and MagLIF requirements
    • Performing cost analysis and creating project timelines to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget
    • Writing technical reports and giving presentations to communicate design concepts, testing results, and project progress to stakeholders (external and/or internal)

Additional requirements

    • Must be able to travel and work extended hours/weekends as needed.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

Fuse is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Fuse is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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