Principal Reliability Engineer

Job Description

Axsun Technologies is a fast-moving technology company combining patented MEMs (Micro-Electrical-Mechanical-Systems) devices and proprietary Micro-Optic technology with a highly scalable, automated assembly process to enable the highest performance optical engines for Medical Imaging, Industrial, and Telecommunications applications. 

 Principle Engineer, Reliability

In this role you will you will be responsible for monitoring, assessing, and reporting on the reliability of Axsun’s new and existing product lines. Working in collaboration with product and design engineers, develop, oversee, implement and report on qualification and reliability test programs for Axsun’s photonic components and subsystems.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Oversee development of test systems & methods to meet requirements of new product qualification. Develop methodology and tools for rapid evaluation of new designs & processes
  • Compile test data and prepare qualification and reliability test plans and reports. Present and/or defend and review with internal and external customers as required.
  • Carry out reliability and failure mode analysis for manufacturing, qualification and customer field failures. Develop and test physical models for relevant degradation mechanisms
  • Establish containment and corrective action plans in conjunction with product development, manufacturing and quality personnel to ensure high quality and reliability of the Axsun products.


PhD or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Materials Science, or related discipline, plus a minimum of 5 years industry experience.


Knowledge & Experience

  • Working knowledge of degradation mechanisms, failure analysis methods and techniques for opto-electronics and microelectronics
  • Reliability analysis and lifetime projection using Weibull++ or similar
  • Root cause investigation and analysis
  • Knowledge of basic opto-electronics, electrical circuits and components
  • Microscopy and microphotography
  • Ability to generate clear and concise written reports and summaries

Applications Engineer - Swept Source OCT Products

Job Summary

The individual in this role provides critical pre and post sales technical support, and technical input to the product development process for Axsun’s Swept Source OCT product line.  Key responsibilities of this position include:


  • Provide pre and post sales support to AXSUN customers in assigned markets\
  • Conduct product and technical demonstrations to assigned customers
  • Further develop and articulate Axsun’s value proposition in medical and industrial OCT imaging
  • Provide critical technical feedback on product specifications and features to Marketing and R&D for the Product Roadmap
  • Negotiate performance specifications with customers and manage the information flow for Custom OCT products in Axsun’s research business
  • Assist with medical and industrial Business Development, qualifying new applications, markets and customers for Axsun’s Swept Laser products
  • Participate in industry tradeshows, interfacing with customers, demonstrating products and giving technical presentations
  • Author white papers, product application notes, and Technical papers for conferences
  • Assist customers in configuration and interface design efforts, including on site troubleshooting of products
  • Maintain the quantity and quality of demonstration/loaner products
  • Set up customer visits as necessary
  • Close design wins within targeted customer base
  • Keep internal customers updated on product and market trends
  • Analyze competitive offerings and understand Axsun’s competitive advantage in the market

Knowledge and Experience

  • BS or MS in Physics, EE or Optics
  • 5 plus years experience in a design or field applications role with Optical components or subsystems in medical, or industrial applications
  • Experience with optics or electro-optical systems (experience with Swept Source or Spectral Domain OCT is a plus)
  • The capability to understand complex opto-electronic subsystems with a high level of detail
  • Working knowledge of Data Acquisition electronic designs and tradeoffs
  • Team player with excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Experience with optical measurements (lasers, tunable filters, etc.)
  • Experience with Labview and MatLab desired.
  • Experience with technical sales a plus
  • 20-25% travel

Module Test Technician


Under general supervision, perform a variety of technical tasks in support of Module testing and optical component characterization for production and process development. Primary responsibilities include: Work with and provide assistance to test engineers in the calibration of optical test systems, run tests to establish test capability and repeatability.

Minimum Key Requirements

A.S. degree in electronics technology or equivalent experience and a minimum of 3 year's experience in optical testing required.

Desirable Background

Experience with interferometer white light measurement systems and clean-room operating procedures.

Principal Electrical Design Engineer

Job Summary

We are seeking a Principal Electrical Design Engineer to design, define and implement complex system hardware requirements for our customer and product specifications. The individual in this position will work with hardware and software engineers in the design, assembly, testing/debugging, and verification of electrical hardware.


  • Design, develop and debug high speed mixed signal data acquisition and embedded control electronics.
  • Troubleshoot existing designs for manufacturing defects or customer RMA’s to determine root cause and corrective action.
  • Design, develop, modify and evaluate electronic parts, components or integrated circuitry for electronic equipment and other hardware systems
  • Determine design approaches, detailed design parameters and margins
  • Analyze equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental tests and evaluate results
  • Select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability requirements
  • Review vendor capability to support product development. 


  • BSEE and a minimum of 10 years of electronic hardware design experience. Must have experience in all phases of the electrical development process.
  • Solid digital and analog design and troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with USB, Ethernet, PCIe, and other high speed data buses is desirable.
  • Experience with schematic entry and simulation CAD tools
  • Experience with processor or DSP/based designs.
  • Experience with analog electronics – opamps, DACs, ADCs
  • Expertise in mixed signal design, simulation, assembly, test/debug and repair (including fine pitch SMT) of hardware prototypes, setting up and operating scopes, logic & network analyzers, and other forms of lab test equipment.
  • Experience using ECO release process and supporting manufacturing.
  • Good organizational skills to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Self-motivated individual with ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Good verbal communications skills.
  • Experience with MATLAB simulation (filter design, FFT, etc.) is desirable.
  • Strong organizational skills and a strong team player.

Sales Manager – Telecom OEM and OCT Research Products

Job Summary

The Sales Manager will manage existing accounts in our Telecom business and drive revenue with existing and new research customers in our fast growing Medical Imaging business.  In this role you will establish relationships with existing customers, and identify and prospect for new customers to maximize revenue for the product lines.  You will be a critical link between Axsun’s current and potential customers globally and its product development, manufacturing, product management and finance functions. 


  • Establish a strong outbound sales effort in the OCT imaging research market and convert leads, prospects and RFQs into closed sales
  • Work closely with product management and engineering to understand the technology and products and articulate Axsun’s competitive advantage and value proposition to targeted accounts
  • Work closely with customers to understand demand and their current and evolving needs
  • Manage existing Telecom customers order intake, and forecasts and communicate and manage proactively with the Axsun operations team
  • Develop account plans to maximize the opportunity in assigned customers
  • Build relationships with key opinion leaders and potential customers to understand and anticipate their needs and provide input to Axsun’s product development initiatives
  • Apply technical expertise, industry experience, and knowledge of Axsun’s product capabilities to help identify potential new product opportunities
  • Develop, deliver, and manage presentations supporting key messages and the positioning of Axsun’s value proposition
  • Manage the customer relationship, including post-sales support.  Address customer’s ongoing needs with incremental product changes.  Communicate reliability and performance data for change approval and new product design-ins

Knowledge and Experience

  • BS, preferably in science or engineering
  • 3-5 years’ experience selling high value optical products to laboratory or OEM applications in medical imaging or Telecom applications
  • Proven success selling to technical organizations and growing sales
  • Proven success taking a new technology to market
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficient in MS Office

Desirable Qualification

  • Experience in medical imaging (preferably Optical Coherence Tomography)  or Telecom component or module OEM sales highly desirable
  • Proven communications skills at all levels of customers
  • Experience with CRM software a plus