Spectroscopy Product Manager

Life at Wasatch Photonics revolves around our customers and our technology, and the Product Manager is key in bringing those two together. Wasatch produces leading-edge spectrometers utilized by Research and Development and OEM customers. Our spectrometers enable cutting edge research to help solve real world problems through Raman, OCT, and NIR and fluorescence spectroscopy, and this new position is created to fuel this mission.

If you have both commercial and technical expertise, love solving diverse problems in science and engineering, enjoy creating something new, and work collaboratively – we would love to hear from you!

Location: This position is based in Morrisville, NC (Raleigh/Durham’s Research Triangle Park). Occasional domestic and international travel may be required.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Establish the vision, strategic plan and roadmap for the Raman, Non-Raman, and OCT product lines to support the business strategy.
  • Provide competitive analysis to inform market strategy and influence product positioning and pricing.
  • Help create and maintain sales and technical support tools to enhance the customer experience.
  • Partner closely with the Application and Engineering teams to provide input on product and market requirements to execute new product introductions.
  • Work in partnership with key internal stakeholders in all business functions to ensure the product requirements are understood and product specification met.
  • Play a pivotal role in driving new product introduction through our new product development processes.
  • Responsible for product lifecycle management based on ongoing customer insights to ensure the product lines vitality.
  • Report directly to the VP Engineering.
  • Work hard, have fun, be a good teammate.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in applicable science or engineering discipline required.
  • >3 years’ experience in product management, product development, or related field. Talented graduates with leadership experience and exceptional communication skills are welcome to apply.
  • Specific experience in optics and photonics technologies such as spectrometers is a strong plus.
  • Natural curiosity and desire to learn about customers’ applications to help create strong relations and develop winning product solutions.
  • Exceptional and proficient communicator across all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to effectively prioritize as required to meet business goals, ability to work simultaneously on multiple product lines.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office applications, experience with SolidWorks, Zemax, or other technical software tools ideal

Company Benefits Overview

  • Healthcare, vision and dental coverage for employee and family
  • 401(k) investment fund with employer matching
  • Participation in target-based annual bonus plan
  • Optional 9/80 workday schedule with flexible hours
  • Tuition reimbursement for approved degree programs

About Wasatch Photonics

We are a fast-growing company with several market-leading products with optics at its core. Key product areas from Wasatch Photonics include Raman Spectroscopy, Optical Coherence Tomography, Hyperspectral Imaging, Volume Phase Holographic Gratings, and Diffractive Optics. The Company is an ideal place for energetic and innovative individuals looking to grow a developing company with exceptional products in a fast-paced startup driven environment. Wasatch Photonics provides a collaborative and cordial environment, and sees the growth and development of its team members as integral for its success.

We are looking to expand our teams to support our continuing market expansion. If you enjoy working in a dynamic, growth driven environment with the latest technology, then we look forward to hearing from you and discussing what we might achieve together!

What We Offer

We know that the best employees look for more than just a job. We aim to inspire you with common goals, shared vision, and an environment where you can grow and lead a balanced life – long term. Here’s a few of the benefits that make us different:

  • Work with and learn from leading scientists & engineers in the fields of photonics, spectroscopy, and OCT
  • Specify and use the tools and products you require to get the job done
  • Flexibility and compassion in your schedule when you need it
  • Share in the profits of the business
  • ‘Small company culture’: very little red tape to get in the way of great ideas
  • Substantial business impact and career advancement opportunities

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