October 2021

Engineering Manager

TOPTICA has a clear and long-term goal to grow the capability of our North American location and to add new technologies as they become market-ready. In support of these efforts we are seeking qualified applicants for the position of Engineering Manager.

The Engineering Manager role is a technical, organizational, analytical, and strategic position focused on the development of current and future products. The Engineering Manager will report to and work in concert with the Director of Technology and will be responsible for:


  • Planning and directing all aspects of engineering activities and projects within the organization outside of R&D.
  • Ensuring all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established policies and objectives.
  • Utilizing best practice engineering methods and providing expert technical guidance for engineering initiatives leading to new product development.
  • Incorporating components, materials, and tools that result in cost-effective and quality output.
  • Managing overall engineering budget and costs.
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering or related discipline. Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function.

Full-cycle program management including:

  • Scheduling
  • Budgeting
  • Reporting
  • Planning and Strategic Thinking
  • Risk Management
  • Contribution to technical solution ideation and product design
  • Reporting
  • Collaboration management


  • MS or PhD in Physics, Optics, or related scientific field
  • Demonstrated strong technical aptitude
  • Proven track record of success in planning leading to new product development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

About the Company

TOPTICA is a privately held, technology driven visionary company, which develops and sells diode and ultrafast fiber lasers for scientific and industrial applications. The company sets its own annual challenge to continually present exciting product innovations and world firsts.

Since 1995, our lasers and laser-related measurement equipment have been dedicated to serving the forefront of atomic physics, metrology, microscopy, printing, optical disc manufacturing and many other applications.

Whenever lasers need to be matched with the latest scientific challenge, linewidth is measured in MHz and well below, or high speed locking circuitry is requested, TOPTICA lasers are the key to success. Whenever wavelengths are to be determined with an absolute precision of better than 10-7, beam wavefronts are given in mλ, or random pulse sequences and lengths are required in ns or even fs scale, TOPTICA lasers are involved.

Why should you be interested? Strong contacts to the scientific community and our profound understanding of their needs motivate us to push the development always one step further and that results in world-renowned diode and fiber lasers with cutting edge technology. We are looking for scientific experts who understand our technology and its potential for customers by matching the technology with their application requirements. Help us to continue to do so in the TOPTICA style of partnership with the customer on an individual level in the sales process as well.

We are looking for people who share the same passion for precision that keeps us excited and has resulted in over 20 years of commercial success in the scientific and industrial environment.

TOPTICA is a global, equal opportunity employer that supports diversity in the workplace. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive total benefits package.


Please send your resume, cover letter, and expected start date to jobs [at] toptica-usa.com

TOPTICA Photonics Inc
5847 County Road 41
Farmington, NY 14425
Tel. +1 585.657.6663
Fax: +1 877.277.9897