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Position Opening: Optical Systems Engineer

Title: Optical Systems Engineer

Location: Southborough, MA

Block Engineering, located in Southborough, Massachusetts (greater Boston metro area), develops and sells Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) based spectrometers for the identification and detection of gases, liquids and solids.

Block is currently seeking a full-time Optical Systems Engineer who can support both R&D programs and the development of commercial products. Recent graduates of B.S. or M.S. programs are encouraged to apply.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of an advanced hyperspectral imaging systems for trace chemical detection under the IARPA SILMARILS program.
  • Support the development of commercial gas sensors based on Block's QCL technology.
  • Transfer the results of advanced development activities to engineering and manufacturing.
  • Evaluate commercial applications.
  • Conduct field-testing and product installations at customer sites.

Ideal Candidate Characteristics:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optics / Optical Engineering, Photonics, or related fields is required. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Extensive hands-on experience using lasers and optics on an optical bench. Experience with semiconductor lasers is a plus.
  • Proficiency with electronics and software. Experience with instrument control software such as Python, Labview, or C/C++ is a plus.
  • Detail-oriented experimentalist.
  • Team player with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to pass a security clearance is required.
  • Any of the following would be helpful, but not required: experience with Matlab; mechanical design experience using CAD tools such as SolidWorks; and/or a background in spectroscopy and sample handling.

To apply, please email resumes to Dan at careers@blockeng.com. Thank you for your interest.

Contact Us

For over 60 years, Block Engineering has been a leader in chemical detection and gas analysis technology.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about our Quantum Cascade Laser and FTIR products.

Block Engineering
377 Simarano Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: (508) 251-3100
Fax: (508) 251-3171