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Senior Test Engineer Opening in Bloomfield, CT

Coherent is a world leader of lasers and laser-based technology for materials processing, microelectronics, scientific, life sciences and medical customers. The light we deliver touches almost every aspect of human life—vision correction to cell analysis, precision welding to 3-D metal printing, gravity wave detection to brain research. Put your talents to work at Coherent where you can create and innovate enabling technologies that will push the frontiers of science and technology.


The Defense technology development group has a need for a Sr. Test and Measurement Engineer at our Bloomfield, CT location to lead the development of our test automation capabilities.  This is a fast-paced, highly technical, and continually evolving product line with a rapid transition from R&D to production.  You will work with a multi-disciplinary team to lead the test and measurement automation for our entire product line.  The ideal candidate will have a background in software/programming, along with a detailed understanding of electronic test equipment.     

Key Responsibilities: 

  • In this role, you will be the owner of Coherent’s test and measurement infrastructure at our defense laser facilities. The role involves extensive partnering with manufacturing, R&D, and IT organizations.
    • Provide test, metrology and automation support for activities in production, engineering, and reliability
    • Work with product engineering and manufacturing teams to develop test methods and automation to meet customer requirements
    • Maintain and improve existing Test Software Applications
      • Improved configuration management of our codebase,  product specifications, and test processes
      • Adopt Coherent Software Design Architectures for best practices of code re-use and code sharing
      • Collaborate with other test engineers to ensure our software infrastructure is reliable, resilient, flexible and maintainable
    • Drive continuous improvement to the business unit’s test and measurement capabilities:
      • Improved uptime and faster restoration from upsets
      • Increased automation and improved data access
      • Refactor our code base to reduce fragmentation and redundancy
      • Expand the company’s technical test capabilities
    • Develop new methods for test automation to improve throughput and reduce hands-on tounch-time 

Education and Work Experience:



  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • BS in engineering (Software, EE, Computer Science) or Physics
  • At least 2-5 years of experience with LabVIEW & NI data acquisition hardware
  • Experience with SQL, Python, C# and Matlab are pluses
  • Experience with source code control tools such as GIT or SVN are pluses
  • Familiarity and experience with laboratory test instrumentation
    • DMMs, oscilloscopes, function generators, spectrum analyzers
    • Cameras, motion systems, sensors, power meters
    • Familiarity with optics & lasers


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