Firefly Photonics invites talented optics and photonics engineers to apply.

Research Engineer


Firefly Photonics invites applicants for a research engineer focusing on research and development of mid-infrared (mid-IR) cascaded LED prototypes, LED arrays, and VCSEL arrays.


Activities may include:

  • Micro- and nano-fabrication of mid-IR light sources using novel materials (photonic crystals and metamaterials) and geometries
  • Optoelectronics device testing (L-I-V, spectrally resolved device light emission)
  • Epitaxial semiconductor growth
  • Development of product prototypes
  • Business development, pursuit of grants/contracts



  • Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Material Science, Optics, or closely related field
  • Background in experimental semiconductor physics, optics, optoelectronics/photonics engineering, and/or compound semiconductor materials
  • United States Citizen or Green Card Holder
  • Strong publication and/or innovation record as evidenced by peer reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, patents, or products
  • Extensive hands-on experience with micro- and nano-fabrication techniques, evident experience with thin film deposition and etching processes



$60,000 – $110,000 dependent upon qualifications.

The initial appointment is for one year with opportunity for renewal based on performance and continuation of funding.


To apply, please email your resume to


Firefly Photonics is an equal opportunity employer.

We are continually seeking talented optics and photonics engineers who are permanent residents or U.S. citizens. Please email us your resume today.

We offer custom products for your mid-infared light source needs, including LEDs and lasers.