Role Profile: Chief Technical Officer
The company develops and produces novel CW Single Frequency, Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) lasers for demanding applications in:
• Leading edge research
• LifeSciences and associated BioMedical areas
• Semiconductor metrology
• Environmental Metrology, and many others
The company is the only company to be able to configure Continuous Wave, Single Frequency Lasers to uniquely emit at any wavelength covering the spectral range from Near Infra-Red to Ultra-Violet from a single universal technology platform, using proprietary patented BRaMMS technology. This novel patented technology provides reliable, cost effective, compact all-solid-state and class leading solutions for both well established and currently unavailable, but demanded, wavelengths. This opens up applications in portable and remotely controlled systems and devices, which have been never before considered feasible.
Area: R&D and Manufacturing
Reporting to: CEO
Headline mission: Profit-minded product innovation
The company’s CTO has deep insight in the company’s proprietary and patented technologies and its Know-How. The CTO continually stays abreast of cutting edge research and developments in the field of Single Frequency DPSS lasers, and areas of Photonics that might have an impact on the company’s technical direction and growth.
The primary function of CTO is to identify and progress opportunities for delivering BRaMMS and any future technologies, including identification of competitive technologies and products, opportunities for innovation and increase of profit margin, assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles to the business success, whilst working in close partnership with the company’s management team, and the Board.
The CTO is a member of the senior management team, and is a key influencer of company’s direction, business objectives and their KPIs.
The CTO is a Design Authority accountable for prototyping and design of all company’s products, including optical and opto-mechanical layouts, controlling electronics interface, outline of all technical (SolidWorks and AutoCAD) documentation.
The CTO finds new options and solutions to manufacturing or technological problems, thus ensuring that the company continues to maintain, improve and grow its’ already the world-largest portfolio of CW Single Frequency DPSS lasers.
Personal characteristics: Gravitas, a leader, confident, consistent, resilient, innovative, eager, start-up mentality, positive, charismatic, analytical, problem-solver.
External Relationships: optical suppliers, tooling & materials suppliers, electronics suppliers, technology partners, joint R&D project partners, customers.