R&D Scientist (Sensors)

Job Description

IPG Photonics (Canada) produces a cutting-edge, market-disrupting sensor technology for laser processing. Our systems are used in automotive, aerospace, and R&D applications around the globe. Our product integrates with high-power laser welding systems and sophisticated robotic automation on assembly lines.

We’re seeking a new member of our R&D team. This role will involve the design and development of new sensors for industrial manufacturing.

Note: As of December 2017, Laser Depth Dynamics was acquired by IPG Photonics and has become IPG Photonics (Canada) where we will become IPG’s new center of product development for weld monitoring solutions.

Required Skills

  • Ph.D. in Science and/or Engineering required, or 5+ years of directly-related industry experience at the scientist level.
  • Strong experimental skills related to the development
  • Working knowledge of data acquisition software, such as LabVIEW
  • Experience with:
    • Optical and laser characterization
    • Imaging technologies and analysis
  • MatLab experience (or similar computational tools)
  • Good aptitude for all aspects of optical engineering
  • Proven ability for innovations
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • Design, develop, and test all aspects of coupled electrical, optical and mechanical systems.
  • Conduct research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design, operation and performance of novel imaging architectures.
  • Create IP to protect and support current and future IPG product offerings.
  • Provide reports, and work in a scheduled, product-development oriented environment.
  • Development of measurement methodology, algorithms and protocols, measurement and characterization tests

Must be authorized to work in Canada, have a valid passport and be eligible and willing to travel to US and EU countries.

Please send inquiries and applications to hr.ca@ipgphotonics.com. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants; please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.