Careers

IMRA America, Inc. is a world leading company for research, development, manufacturing, and application of ultrafast fiber lasers.  IMRA was established in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1990 and is a globally active company today.  Product conception through completion, along with marketing and sales, is carried out at our Ann Arbor headquarters.  Solution development for customers takes place at our facility in Fremont, California.  Positions are located in Ann Arbor unless otherwise stated.

IMRA believes that investing in our employees is an investment towards our future.  With that in mind, we offer a better-than industry, comprehensive benefits package that includes a company-matched 401(k) plan, and FSA and HSA contributions towards your overall health coverage.  We also provide patent development incentives and annual company-wide events.  To apply with IMRA, choose your appropriate job position to find out more details and upload your resume.

IMRA employees are covered by a comprehensive, industry-competitive benefits program, including:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • 401(k) retirement savings program
  • Paid vacations and holidays

The electronics engineer will design systems and controls to integrate electronics with optical and mechanical subsystems of our cutting edge lasers.

Job Functions:

  • Responsible for system level and board level analog/digital hardware design and software development projects for control of IMRA laser products..
  • System engineering and integration of electronics with optical and mechanical subsystems.
  • Determine user interface and safety requirements according to customer inputs and applicable national and international standards for functional safety, electrical safety, laser safety, and EMI/EMC.
  • Perform design, simulation, and test of analog/digital circuit and software functions.
  • Generate, revise, update, and document existing hardware/software configurations,  including troubleshooting, repair, and improving of system functionality.
  • Work with vendors and suppliers on custom quotations and to resolve delivery or performance issues.
  • Coordinate with the Quality Department on safety and regulatory requirements, testing, and certification.
  • Support manufacturing, transfer designs from development to production and diagnose manufacturing problems.

Qualifications:

  • BSEE/MSEE with 8-10+ years’ relevant experience.
  • Experience interfacing analog circuits and digital peripherals with embedded micro-controllers.
  • Experience with analog, mixed signal and closed loop designs using op-amps, DACs, ADCs and passive components, operating in a frequency range from DC to 1 GHz.
  • Experience in PCB design using tools such as Altium or Eagle.
  • Experience with programming of embedded microprocessors in C required.
  • FPGA programming skills in Verilog preferred.
  • Experience in optics/electro-optics is a definite plus.
  • Good written/verbal communication and project documentation skills.

APPLY NOW

The precision mechanical engineer is responsible for designing mechanical parts, components and packaging for lasers and controllers for our laser systems.  Also plays lead role in transfer of designs to manufacturing operation. The candidate will be working with other engineers and scientists of IMRA laser development team.

Job Functions:

  • Design and develop precision mechanical parts for optics for laser products
  • Responsible for mechanical component design
  • Responsible for mechanical package design
  • Responsible for controller package design to drive the laser
  • Leads mechanical design review activities
  • Leads transferring of mechanical design of parts and products to manufacturing
  • Responsible for engineering specs for all mechanical parts used in product
  • Develops production assembly processes and jigs

Qualifications:

  • Requires precision mechanical design and materials knowledge
  • BS Mechanical Engineer Required, MSME a plus
  • Proven track record in precision mechanics component and package design
  • Knowledge in mechanical process engineering
  • Proficient experiences in Autodesk Inventor
  • Proficient experiences in FEA analysis
  • Proficient experiences in mechanical tolerance analysis
  • Experienced knowledge in optics is a plus
  • Hands-on capability in mechanical component test
  • 5+ years of industrial precision mechanics design engineering experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

APPLY NOW

After several months of training on the first shift, this precision assembly position will move to the 2:00PM – 10:00 PM shift.  Under direct supervision, performs simple assembly in the production of complete units or sub-assemblies.

Job Functions:

  • Performs one or more batch assembly operations to mass produce products. Works is carried out in a clean room/lab type environment
  • May be assigned to different workstations as production needs require, such as:
    • Cleaning and assembly of optical components
    • Preparation of parts for higher level assembly
  • Documents assembly and inspection results
  • Training in all areas will be given. Receives detailed written and verbal instructions on all work
  • Reassembles or reworks units as required
  • Uses hand tools, small power tools and other special equipment
  • Examines assemblies and optical components with microscopes
  • Willingness to develop and growth within manufacturing team and company

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1-2 years related experience in assembly work would be advantageous
  • Experience in light industrial or electronic manufacturing assembly
  • General chemical use (chemical safety training will be given).
  • Good manual dexterity. Experience in the use of tweezers and microscopes preferred
  • Ability to read, follow written work instructions and report work results in written form
  • Basic data entry computer skills, Outlook, excel etc.
  • Quality conscious, attention to detail

APPLY NOW

Imagine the thrill of applying your ceramics knowledge in a company who is the leader in cutting edge, ultrafast lasers!

This is an opportunity to join an elite team of scientists in a brand new area of research of the company. Join this project on the ground floor as you become a core member of the team the company is building. You will collaborate with the best of the best in the industry as you enjoy working with state of the art equipment in a supportive environment.

Relocation assistance may be provided to a well-qualified applicant!

What you will bring to the position:

  • Ph.D. degree in material science/engineering, inorganic chemistry, applied chemistry, or other ceramics-related major
  • Expertise in fabrication of ceramics, including material designing and characterization
  • Solid technical background on transparent ceramics
  • Hands-on experience with lasers for material characterizations or spectroscopic analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience of synthesis of fluoride-based ceramics
  • Hands-on experience of chemical synthesis of fluoride-based powders
  • Experience on the photoluminescence study of powders and ceramics
  • A good deal of knowledge on optical grade surface finishing of ceramics

APPLY NOW

IMRA’s photonics and microwave advanced research group is currently active in research and development of novel technologies in millimeter-wave and THz domain. This entails the implementation of ultra-low noise oscillators, their metrological characterization and their relevant applications such as wireless communication and time and frequency metrology. These kind of experiments often rely on a precisely choreographed execution of changing experimental parameters to yield the desired physical outcome. Orchestrating such a sequence of events requires a strong background in optics, quantum optics, electrical engineering (with a strong accent on servo control theory), microwave technologies, and computer science.

We are actively looking for a research scientist to join our effort in the development of millimeter-wave and Terahertz technologies and be part of our team to succeed our goals. If you are ready to jump in an exciting research environment, then please consider the following opportunity.  This position is at BRL, our Longmont, CO. division.

Job Functions:

  • Design, implement, and operate complex AMO experiments
  • Insightful interpretation of scientific data
  • Autonomy to carry several projects in parallel
  • Identify relevant civilian applications of the developed technologies

Qualifications:

  • PhD in AMO (Atomic, Molecular and Optical) physics
  • Skills required: Free-space optics, fiber optics, optical frequency combs (Solid-state laser, fiber laser, microresonator, semiconductor), Laser stabilization, servo control theory, atomic and molecular physics, experience with FPGA programming would be greatly beneficial.

APPLY NOW

Working in a small team, you will design and characterize integrated photonic devices. You will also conduct application research of chip-scale optical frequency comb.  This position is at BRL, our Longmont, CO. division.

Job Functions:

  •  Designing & characterizing integrated photonic devices
  • Exploratory research on innovative photonic circuits
  • Exploring novel applications of chip-scale optical frequency comb
  • Safe lab operation
  • Report and documentation of R&D results
  • Writing for patent application, as needed
  • Writing and presenting on research outcome for publication, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in integrated photonics, nonlinear optics, laser physics, physics, electronic engineering, or other optics-related major
  • Expertise in numerical simulation of chip-scale photonic devices
  • Solid technical background on experimental demonstration of integrated photonic devices
  • Skilled in CAD software is preferred
  • A good deal of knowledge on compound semiconductor material is preferred
  • A good deal of knowledge on fabrication of integrated photonic devices is preferred

APPLY NOW

Our Systems Administrator assists in all areas of IT for our high-tech laser manufacturing and bio-medical research company.  Tremendous opportunity to learn IT administration in its totality.

Job Functions:

  • Assists in the installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT hardware and software
  • Assists in the support of corporate information technology system, including servers, workstations, laptops, LAN and Internet/Intranet
  • Provides software application support, which includes trouble shooting, analyzing, and solving software and equipment problems
  • Conducts corporate IT inventory audit(s)
  • Assists IT Manager in special projects

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of related experience and/or training
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems or Computer Science or related field
  • Strong technical knowledge of PC and Servers along with IT hardware such as laptops, printers, and peripheral devices
  • Ability to handle software deployments
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Operating systems (Desktop -Windows 7 and 10; Server – Windows 2012\2012 R2\2016\2019), Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Office 2013\2016, Microsoft SharePoint 2010\2013, Microsoft SQL Server 2014\2016\2019 and Microsoft System Center 2016

APPLY NOW