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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 West, Lobby (Level 1)  
Tuesday 31 January 2023 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 1 February 2023 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The list of 2023 participating companies will continue to grow

Alpine Research Optics

Amplitude Laser

Logo: Applied Materials

CIA - United States of America Central Intelligence Agency

Logo: Corning

Logo; DRS Daylight Solutions

Excelitas Technologies


Logo: IDEX

Logo: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

MKS Instruments, Inc.

Northrop Grumman


Quantel USA

Quartus Engineering

Logo: Tec4USA



Zygo logo

Company Spotlights

Come to the exhibition floor to hear companies share a 15-minute presentation on “a day in the life” at their company. You will hear about job openings, their EDI programs, and a short video to further illustrate what their company has to offer a potential hire.

Check out the companies who have already signed up. The exact presentation times will be posted later.

You're invited to a Career Networking Mixer, sponsored by Novanta

Join us after-hours Tuesday

Whether you are starting your career, looking for a job, or a veteran in the industry, join us for a casual mixer to talk about careers. Company recruiters will be present and offer advice for your job search. Enjoy refreshment and network with other industry and academia professionals.

Tuesday in Moscone West, adjacent to the Job Fair.

Sponsor of the Career Networking Mixer:


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: $3,000

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

Unable to attend?


Sign up to recruit

Contact the SPIE Career Center to sign-up or learn more.
Call: +1 360 685 5551

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