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IDEX Coating Scientist in Boulder, Colorado

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Advanced Thin Films (ATF) makes optics including fabrication of substrates and the deposition of thin films to create optical coatings. This position is responsible for accelerating ATF’s capabilities to make optics including developing spectrally complex coating designs to meet the needs of the high energy laser market, developing processes and tools to increase manufacturing efficiency and quality, and understanding the interplay between fabrication and coating to yield optimal optics. To optimize coating capabilities, ATF plans to develop several models for coating-related processes. This position will be instrumental in the development of these models and will require working closely with other engineers to optimize coatings for manufacturability, high laser damage thresholds, and low stress coatings.


  • Designing and depositing optical coatings that meet specifications and are optimized for manufacturability and technical performance.

  • Working with the ATF team to optimize optical coating designs and processes for the high laser damage thresholds.

  • Metrology of optical components and designs.

  • Modeling of optical properties and how these properties change based on processing parameters.

  • Working with a team of engineers and scientists to meet project deadlines.

  • Assisting with the writing of the following types of documents as needed: progress reports, patents, manuals, white papers, and proposals.

  • Produce optics for commercial sales as well as internal development projects.


  • Demonstrate exceptional initiative in seeking out problems and solutions of all sizes

  • Work effectively with minimal supervision

  • Read and understand a variety of job-related instructions and documents, including engineering drawings

  • Collect, compile and understand basic mathematical calculations and statistical data

  • Set personal deadlines and project schedules

  • Develop, organize, prioritize, and manage projects and time

  • Document meticulously

  • Demonstrate and practice a detail-oriented approach to work

  • Identify, research and resolve issues

  • Work well with time and resource limitations

  • Acquire substantial knowledge of manufacturing processes, procedures and products

  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience with optical test equipment

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge lasers, optics, and metrology equipment

  • Demonstrate mechanical skill

  • Train employees


  • B.S. or higher in a field related to lasers such as optics or physics or related field or the equivalence in work experience.

  • Experience with optical design software such as Optilayer preferred

  • US Citizenship required

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

Total Rewards

The compensation range for this position is $83,500.00 - $125,300.00, depending on experience. This position may be eligible for performance based bonus plan.

Benefits Package

Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include: Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, PTO, and more. More information on our benefits and rewards can be found on our career page:

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

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Job Family: Research and Development

Business Unit: Advanced Thin Films