SPIE Photonics West Job Fair

Find your dream job. Find your ideal employee.

Connecting employers and potential employees

Make plans for the annual Job Fair at SPIE Photonics West. Job seekers hone interviewing skills and connect with potential employers. Companies use this event to search out and meet potential new hires.

A hiring empolyer speaks with a job seeker at the Job Fair

Job Fair days and hours

Moscone Center, West, Lobby (Level 1)  
Tuesday 30 January 2024 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 31 January 2024 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The list of 2024 participating companies will continue to grow

Air Force Technical Applications Center

The Aerospace Corp

Applied Materials

Avo Photonics

BAE Systems

Logo; DRS Daylight Solutions

Excelitas Technologies

Forward Photonics


Keysight Technologies, Inc.



Logo: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

MKS Instruments, Inc.

National Security Agency

Nikon Metrology

SMART Photonics


Vescent Photonics

For candidates

Whether you're looking for a better job, re-entering the workforce, or just starting out, plan to visit the Job Fair. Come prepared to discuss your skills and talents with industry leading companies. Free to participate but registration is required.


What you get

  • Gain visibility with hiring companies
  • A variety of employers and hundreds of job opportunities
  • Network with employers and industry peers
  • Post your CV/resume online

The Job Fair is held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West Exhibition.



  • Upload your CV or resume in advance to be found by employers
  • Be prepared to tell the recruiter about yourself in less than two minutes—that may not seem like much time but it's all you'll probably get
  • Write down everything you want them to know about you and then condense it as much as possible
  • Practice it until you feel comfortable and ask everyone you know to listen to your story
  • During these practice sessions focus on talking slowly, because when you're nervous you're bound to speed up
  • Remember, the more you practice, the less likely you are to make a mistake during the actual conversation


Check out the SPIE Career Center to learn more

For employers

Participating in the Job Fair is a great way to meet qualified engineers and technical talent to strengthen your employment brand and make direct hires.

Over the years SPIE has worked with more than 3,000 companies, recruiters, and research institutions to help them find technicians, technical sales people, scientists, and engineers. Each year hundreds of companies and research institutions participate in SPIE Job Fairs, onsite and online.

Investment: $3,300

What you get

  • Company logo on SPIE website
  • Company description listed in online directory
  • Three 30-day online job postings
  • Online, searchable access to the SPIE resume database
  • One tech pass granting someone from your team access to technical sessions
  • Table and chairs in the Job Fair exhibition

Unable to attend?


Sign up to recruit

Contact the SPIE Career Center to sign-up or learn more.
Call: +1 360 685 5551
Email: lacey.barnett@spie.org