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Mechanical Engineer for Advanced Hardware/Subsystem Development

At SA Photonics, we specialize in the design, development and manufacturing of complex, state-of-the-art communications, mechanical systems for military, space and commercial applications.  Our products and technologies include coherent optical communication systems for fiber, free-space and underwater applications, active thermal networking systems, energy harvesting systems, and head mounted display systems for military applications.

SA Photonics has an experienced team of highly experienced engineers and scientists.   We are currently looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our team. 

Responsibilities include:

Optomechanical and electronics packaging.

  • Design and analysis of hardware for harsh conditions including high dynamic and thermal environments.
  • Thermal analysis and thermal management of electronics subassemblies.
  • Specifying and evaluating mechanical hardware including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Engineering materials
  • Temperature control systems
  • Laboratory validation and testing of test setups, breadboard and prototype subsystems.

  The successful candidate will have most, if not all, of the following qualities/experience:

  • Strong knowledge of optical and electronics packaging.
  • Strong knowledge of thermal control and thermal analysis.
  • Excellent hands-on and laboratory skills in building, testing and validation of optical subsystems, and thermal and dynamic subassemblies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Design for production hardware experience a plus
  • Self-motivated and self-directed individual


SA Photonics is headquartered in Los Gatos, California and this will be a full-time regular position for the Los Gatos office. SA Photonics provides competitive salaries, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), a comprehensive benefit package, and a matching 401k.  Our employees enjoy our small teams of very motivated engineers, working on state-of-the art projects.


Due to the nature of much of the work we do, this position is restricted to U.S. Citizens or permanent residents only.

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