New Product Designer | Toptica Photonics Inc

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Job Description: 

Your Dream Job: Inventor

  • Do you love to invent?
  • Are you an idea person?
  • Do you love to challenge your mind and work with your hands?
  • Do you love talking to like-minded scientists and engineers and convert their challenges into solutions?
  • Can you play on the bench to create new ideas and convert them to market ready products?
  • Do you love seeing your ideas come to fruition?

If you answered yes to the questions above, this role may be for you!

This role is critical to the expansion of our manufactured product strategies.

As the New Product Designer, you will work collaboratively with our team to come up with new ideas, reach out and converse with potential customers, and define new products that align with our company’s many capabilities.  You will also define the overall market potential as well as drive the technical specifications and oversee performance.  Finally, you will get the reward of building prototypes and moving them into production. 


  • Come up with new product ideas
  • Evaluate existing product ideas for improvements or alternatives 
  • Communicate new initiatives and inspire buy-in from potential users
  • Bring existing product line to new and existing markets
  • Build prototypes for new product launches
  • Lead product design from feasibility through production
  • Perform market research to better understand product needs
  • Directly interface with customers and potential customers to define market potential and requested specifications
  • Prepare marketing strategies for product line(s)
  • Evaluate and track product performance to help develop and update company goals and objectives
  • Work closely with all engineering groups to ensure successful product design
  • Work collaboratively with sales to drive product launch and success, including influencing the sales channel
  • Ensure quality levels meeting the TOPTICA brand


This individual should have a hands-on background including diode, fiber, and/or ultrafast lasers.

  • Degree in physics, optics or similar experience, PhD preferred. 
  • Previous product launch experience
  • Hands-on laser experience 
  • Strong ability to communicate
  • Excellent computer and project management skills
  • Ability to build and maintain customer relationships
  • Well organized, structured and task focused
  • Eager to grow within the role, develop and build on current skills
  • Team-oriented
  • Identifying customers problems, consulting and providing solutions
  • Good time management, independent and self-starting
  • Unrestricted right to work in the United States

About the Company

TOPTICA Photonics Inc.

Headquartered in Rochester, NY and Munich, Germany

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 kHz and well below, or high speed locking circuitry is requested, TOPTICA lasers are the key to success. Whenever wavelengths are to be determined with absolute accuracy better than 10-9, 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 development 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 15 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 talk to TOPTICA at the scientific conferences or shows that we attend regularly or submit your resume directly to