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Our Story

Providing the world’s most versatile deformable mirrors, optical modulators and retinal imaging systems using advanced adaptive optics

We know what it feels like when you’re having trouble on a project and not able to move your research forward.

If you’re like us, you’re hungry for science. It’s thrilling when you make a new discovery. Let us help you choose the best solution in adaptive optics for your application so that wavefront aberrations don’t get in the way of your discoveries.

At Boston Micromachines, we get it.

The objects you’re looking at are either too small or too far away. If you’re working with lasers, you need better wavefront shaping. We’ve helped top research institutions like NASA, UC Berkeley, Lockheed Martin and Boston University overcome their adaptive optics challenges and experience project success.

What is our Mission?

We enable our customers to achieve their scientific, research, or technical goals through the use of wavefront control technology.

We are committed to helping you succeed so you can stop feeling stressed or confused about the many options.

The process is simple — Reach out, team up, and shape your light. Reach out through email or just pick up the phone and call us. We’ll team up by working together closely to find or create the best solution for your project. We’ll make sure you can shape your light.

Once you reach out to us, you’ll have taken the first step towards finding a solution. We partner with you every step of the way and our job is not done until your project is a success.

Our Executive Team

Paul Bierden

President & CEO

Paul has led pioneering research efforts in optical MEMS fabrication, system integration, and compact AO while overseeing multiple R&D contracts resulting in over $5M in research funding. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and has spent over 20 years working with small businesses.

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Thomas Bifano

Chief Technology Officer

Tom is a Boston University professor with a joint appointment in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He currently serves as the BU Photonics Center Director, where his team’s research focuses on developing useful devices with the aid of novel precision-manufacturing technologies.

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Steven Cornelissen

Vice President of Engineering

Steven has been involved in optical MEMS R&D since 2000 and joined Boston Micromachines Corporation in 2002 where his research and product development efforts have led to commercial MEMS deformable mirror products that are enabling advances in imaging systems and optical communication systems using adaptive and active optics. He has successfully led multiple Phase I and Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) government contract awards for development of MEMS deformable mirrors and spatial light modulators. Steven is a graduate of San Jose State University (BSME) and Boston University (MSME). Prior to joining Boston Micromachines Corporation Steven was a research and development engineer at Space System/Loral.

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Joe Caruso

Director

For the last 20 years Joe has served as mentor, coach, and personal advisor to CEOs and entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has served as investor, advisor and active director with dozens of companies, public and private. Joe is currently a member of Launchpad Venture Group and was previously a member of Walnut Ventures, Common Angels, eCoast Angels and a principal of Brookwood Partners, all investment groups for early stage companies. He also maintains an active consulting practice dealing with structuring and negotiation of acquisitions, strategic partnerships and financings, and issues related to dispute resolution. He has served on dozens of boards over the years and is recipient of the Leadership in Private Corporate Governance award from the National Association of Corporate Directors, New England Chapter. He is a graduate of Northeastern University (BSEE with honors) and the Harvard Business School (MBA). He has served as advisor to Northeastern’s School of Technological Entrepreneurship, and serves as a mentor for Boston University’s entrepreneurship program, the Boston TechStars program, and Mass Challenge.

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We Are Hiring

Do you have what it takes to develop breakthrough optical technology?

If you want to be on the forefront of these modern designs to improve imaging in astronomy, microscopy, defense, and healthcare, please check back regularly and view our job listings to see where you can fit into our dynamic team of highly motivated researchers dedicated to advancing photonics applications.

Sales and Marketing Engineer

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Job Description

Boston Micromachines Corporation is seeking a creative, self-motivated candidate to help execute the company’s sales activities and marketing initiatives and have a direct impact on the company’s direction in the deformable mirror and active optical components market. The Sales and Marketing Engineer will work directly with the Vice President of Sales and Marketing to serve as the customer point-of-contact, assisting with direct sales to prospective customers and aid in coordinating and executing marketing duties and events. This is a full-time position. This position is a perfect fit for ambitious candidates who either want to begin a career in a challenging, rewarding, technical setting focused on sales and marketing or continue their current marketing and/or sales career in a technology-rich environment.

Sales Responsibilities

  • Serve as customer sales point-of-contact.
  • Maintain email contact with potential customers in various scientific fields.
  • Create, coordinate, and distribute personalized and mass communications as necessary.
  • Provide general administrative sales support as needed.
  • Potential to expand into OEM customer and channel sales activities.

Marketing Responsibilities

  • Participate in the maintenance of marketing materials to support the company’s sales and marketing efforts
  • Coordinate preparation and execution of national and international trade shows and conferences, including special events
  • Evaluate and execute advertising and sponsorship opportunities as necessary
  • Prepare press releases and event announcements
  • Aid in the maintenance of the website and keep social media content updated, newsworthy and accurate

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical field such as Engineering or Optics with a strong interest or experience in Sales or Marketing OR a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field.
  • 1-5 years B2B sales or marketing experience.
  • The ability to understand complex technical applications and match to product capabilities.
  • Strengths of paying attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills, high level of energy, and a dedicated work ethic.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment and think creatively and independently under pressure.
  • Interest or experience in event/tradeshow or logistics planning.
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office.

About Boston Micromachines Corporation

Boston Micromachines Corporation (BMC) is the leading provider of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) mirror products for use in adaptive optics systems. BMC devices can be used to enhance images blurred by the earth’s atmosphere and for imaging biological tissue. They are widely used in a variety of defense applications as well as laser beam shaping, microscopy, astronomy, and vision science. BMC also offers custom-designed manufacturing services and complete optical systems. Boston Micromachines is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit www.bostonmicromachines.com.

Application Engineer, Support

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Job Description

Boston Micromachines Corporation is seeking a creative, self-motivated candidate to provide technical support by working with customers to assist them with the implementation and troubleshooting of our state-of-the-art deformable mirror and optical modulator products in their applications and experiments. To be able to provide this level of support you will get to work in such industries as microscopy, astronomy, laser research and more. Between basic issue resolution to complex hardware compatibility problems, you will be exposed to many facets of the photonics industry. Technical Support (Application Engineering) is a great training ground for putting your Optics or Physics knowledge to work. The Application Engineer will work directly with the Vice President of Sales and Marketing as well as engineers to support our customers as well as aid in ensuring that customer documentation is concise and complete by assisting our technical writer and composing documentation as a tool for use. This is a full-time position. This position is a perfect fit for ambitious candidates who either want to begin a career in a challenging, rewarding, technical setting focused on technical support or continue their current application engineering career in a technology-rich environment.

Support Responsibilities

  • Serve as existing customer point-of-contact to provide technical support via phone, web chat & e-mail to customers worldwide.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge and problem-solving abilities and providing technical support to customers in various scientific fields.
  • Participate in the review of customer manuals composed by the company’s Technical Writer.
  • Develop Marketing Materials like test data, white papers, or video for use on our website or through other distribution channels.
  • Work closely with the Sales and Marketing Engineer as well as upper management to suggest and develop product enhancements and improvements.
  • Support Marketing and Sales activities by attending Tradeshows and Conferences.
  • Provide general administrative support as needed.
  • Potential to expand into OEM application support.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical field such as Engineering or Optics with a strong interest or experience in technical support of complex electromechanical equipment.
  • 0-4 years technical support experience.
  • The ability to understand technical applications and trouble shoot problems.
  • Exposure to an array of programming languages such as Matlab, Labview, C++, Python, etc.
  • Strengths of paying attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills, high level of energy, and a dedicated work ethic.
  • Interest or experience in event/tradeshow or logistics planning.
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office.

About Boston Micromachines Corporation

Boston Micromachines Corporation (BMC) is the leading provider of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) mirror products for use in adaptive optics systems.  BMC devices can be used to enhance images blurred by the earth’s atmosphere and for imaging biological tissue. They are widely used in a variety of defense applications as well as laser beam shaping, microscopy, astronomy, and vision science.   BMC also offers custom-designed manufacturing services and complete optical systems. Boston Micromachines is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit www.bostonmicromachines.com.

Electronics Engineer

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Job Description

Boston Micromachines Corporation is seeking an Electronics Engineer with the ability and experience to develop drive electronics for an optical MEMS product and bring that design to production. You will also be supporting the existing electronics that the company is using for products and production. In this role you will be a member of a multi-disciplinary engineering team supporting such industries as microscopy, astronomy, defense and more.

As a member of this team you will:

  • Design new analog drive electronics for the company’s commercial MEMS products
  • Oversee fabrication and testing of these electronics
  • Interact with customers for OEM electronics development
  • Provide support for in-house electronics development for manufacturing and product components

A successful candidate for this position has a solid foundation electronics design and the ability/experience to bring this design to production, taking into account industry best practices. We are a small company, so everyone is highly visible and is a major contributor to the team.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of analog circuitry
  • Familiarity of the PCB manufacturing processes and designing for manufacturability
  • Capability to ensure electrical design and documentation complies to industry standards
  • FPGA programming knowledge
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with others
  • Highly motivated and capable of independent direction, problem solving, & troubleshooting
  • Strong technical writing ability and effective communication skills (both verbal and written)

About Boston Micromachines Corporation

Micromachines Corporation (BMC) is the leading provider of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) mirror products for use in adaptive optics systems. BMC devices can be used to enhance images blurred by the earth’s atmosphere and for imaging biological tissue. They are widely used in a variety of defense applications as well as laser beam shaping, microscopy, astronomy, and vision science. BMC also offers custom-designed manufacturing services and complete optical systems. Boston Micromachines is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit www.bostonmicromachines.com.