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Director of LED Development

Engineering | Hybrid in Fremont, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Korrus is a Los Angeles-based technology company and pioneer in Human Light Interaction (HLI), the next frontier in human health and wellness.  Our technologies enable an ecosystem of novel products and applications at the intersection of light and wellbeing.  We operate through a collection of sub-brands with specific market segment mandates.  Learn more at

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead a team of engineers and technicians to achieve technically challenging outcomes in custom LED component development
  • Retain, recruit, hire, onboard and train team members to align capabilities with the needs and goals of the organization
  • Be a subject matter expert to the team to help solve LED performance, longevity, or cost challenges
  • Design and drive experiments to advance the performance of LED products
  • Coordinate the analysis and reporting of data to the team and senior leadership
  • Work closely with the Reliability Lead to design and execute effective validation testing and reporting
  • Establish robust processes for tracking and supporting multiple complex R&D projects to achieve desired outcomes on time and on budget
  • Establish strong working relationships with LED chip, materials and assembly vendors

Primary Role and Responsibility:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in LED device development
  • Minimum of 5 years in a management/leadership role with direct reports
  • The ideal candidate will be very hands on and excited by complete ownership of the LED product development process from cradle to grave
  • Familiarity with optical and electrical measurements using LEDs, lasers, spectrophotometers, integrating spheres, and power supplies
  • Ability to interpret and analyze performance parameters of LED packages
  • Familiarity with computational and statistical analysis tools such as MATLAB, JMP, or python
  • Familiarity with merchant GaN/InGaN LED chips of all types, illumination-grade phosphor systems, and silicone encapsulant materials
  • “Self-starter” mentality and ability to keep up with a fast development pace
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects from R&D/Concept development through transition to partner manufacturing
  • Excellent communication skills

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required as a condition of employment. Exemptions may be sought for documented medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.