Technical Project Manager

Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Project ownership of a multi-year program to bring a transformative laser technology to market (schedule, scope, cost, quality)
  • Synthesize product and technology requirements from marketing and customer inputs through design trades, analysis, and laboratory verification 
  • Manage the design trades between various technical and non-technical requirements to provide direction to the larger NPI program.  
  • Collaborate closely with our team of optical, electronic, software, reliability, applications, marketing and research teams to breathe life into emerging advanced technologies and products. 
  • Structure efforts to define, design and test various technology elements including motion control, laser control, sensors and actuators. 
  • Drive documentation of system blocks, interfaces, specifications, I/O and HW/SW compatibility 
  • Plan product testing activities to verify the functionality and specifications of Coherent’s products and validate the workmanship 
  • improve our workflows, optimization methods, and risk management tools to make Coherent a more effective development factory. 
  • Help drive the development of the required advanced laser technologies. 

Education & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline (Applied Physics, systems engineering, precision engineering, etc.
  • Advanced degree is a plus
  • Direct experience in systems engineering, or a related discipline 
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in systems engineering or equivalent, managing requirements capture, analysis, architecture, design, and design verification of complex systems 
  • Experience with advanced semiconductor process equipment and technology is a plus


  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills  
  • Leadership and decision making  
  • Knowledge of systems engineering related software tools 
  • Hands-on building and testing of electro-opto-mechanical sub-systems 
  • Attention to detail 

Working Conditions

Occasional international travel 

Physical Requirements

Safety Requirements

All employees are required to follow the site EHS procedures and Coherent Corp. Corporate EHS standards.

Quality and Environmental Responsibilities

Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.

Culture Commitment

Ensure adherence to company’s values (ICARE) in all aspects of your position at Coherent Corp.:

Integrity – Create an Environment of Trust

Collaboration – Innovate Through the Sharing of Ideas

Accountability – Own the Process and the Outcome

Respect – Recognize the Value in Everyone

Enthusiasm – Find a Sense of Purpose in Work


Coherent Corp. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.