Career Opportunity: LED Engineer

Cree Lighting

Durham, NC

Position overview:

Cree Lighting is looking for a self-motivated, hands-on LED Engineer to maintain and support industry leading LED based lighting products.  Individual will work within cross functional groups consisting of electrical, mechanical, & optical engineers, product development and global contract manufacturing partners to qualify and support high volume products in production.  A successful candidate will be a resourceful problem solver that can work in a Team Oriented Goal Driven environment with a proven ability to work around technical obstacles and implement practical solutions.


  • Project ownership for Light Engine development for indoor products.
  • Defining and leading the activities of design, prototyping, build verification, and volume production ramp support.
  • Performing photometric testing & product validation activities.
  • Identify, initiate and implement continuous improvement solutions for process optimization, cost reduction, and yield enhancements across product lines in production.
  • Perform technical risk analysis and action plan generation to ensure on-time, zero defect product launches.
  • Providing LED technical leadership to the project team members.
  • Leveraging of internal and external supply chains including new vendor and internal solid-state lighting development teams to meet product requirements and timelines.
  • The candidate should be able to rapidly extend individual engineering capabilities per specific project needs.


  • BS or advanced degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Photonics, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related fields
  • Minimum 8 years of industry experience, preferably in a product or technology development capacity
  • Direct experience in one or more of the following areas is required:
    • LED or other optoelectronics characterization
    • LED packaging development including materials selection and process qualification
    • High volume module assembly including areas such as component/die attach, reflow, underfill, wirebond, and singulation
    • Semiconductor wafer fabrication process development and process integration
  • Familiar with Solid State Lighting DLC & Energy Star requirements
  • Expertise and fluency with engineering tools such as P-FMEA/DFMA/D-FMEA
  • Ability to drive engineering efforts on more than one project at a time
  • Exceptional communication skills and attention to detail
  • Strong track record in producing innovative product solutions
  • Ability to travel


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Cree Lighting is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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