/Photonic Signal Processing Engineer

Photonic Signal Processing Engineer

Research & development - Eindhoven | More than two weeks ago

Photonic Signal Processing Engineer

Be a part of our growing Photonics team and contribute to the next-generation Automotive, 3D Sensing, Datacom and Healthcare applications.

What you will do

We are looking for a Photonic Signal Processing Engineer to expand our team and photonics activities in Eindhoven. You will contribute to the R&D for 3D Sensing, Healthcare, and Automotive domains by means of (statistical) modeling, with a focus on LiDAR (sub)-systems, with corresponding algorithms and control loops.

Together with external partners and internal photonic groups in imec Belgium, we aim to extend our research capabilities into combining Silicon and Indium Phosphide photonics area for Health, Connectivity, and Industrial (f.i. LiDAR) applications, thereby leveraging our existing competences in CMOS and Neuromorphic design. To help us achieve this goal, we are looking for a Photonics Signal Processing R&D Engineer who wants to support us in working on photonic integrated systems. 

Your main responsibilities as a Photonic Signal Processing Engineer are:

  • Build a simulation framework and (sub)-system models based on theory or reference/test data. Use these models to support architectural decisions and optimize the system’s performance;
  • Work on the architecture specifications and design of radio sub-systems such as PLLs, Receivers, Transmitters, and Digital Baseband;
  • Take end-to-end responsibility of wireless systems - architecture development, specification, design, evaluation, and demonstration;
  • Develop (novel) algorithms and solutions for wireless signal processing, including synchronization, compensation of non-idealities, calibration, error estimation and correction;
  • Design, test, and deploy algorithms for prototypes and other products;
  • Support the specification process of hardware, software, and electronics, and circulate the requirements to subsystems as needed;
  • Work with internal and external partners for prototype design, test & validation;
  • Leverage and implement photonic and other technologies from other imec sites;
  • Your work is disseminated as inventions, publications, key technology, or directly to customers. 

What we do for you

We offer a challenging environment at the forefront of technology, in an international network of renowned industrial customers. This is your opportunity to bring new technologies to the market that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.         

Imec The Netherlands, as an employer of choice, offers you an attractive compensation and benefits package including a 100% employer-paid pension plan and flexible working hours. Furthermore, imec-NL offers a wide range of training possibilities. For international candidates, we provide support in the relocation process.  

By joining the R&D team in Eindhoven, you will be part of a team of disruptive innovators and thinkers. Together, with our researchers and engineers, you will work on wireless, wearable and implantable healthcare applications that empower people to manage their own health. We invite you to be part of our ambitious team where your ideas will have an impact on our society and our future lives.  

Who you are

  • MSc or Ph.D. degree in Electrical engineering, Communications Engineering, Applied Physics or equivalent with 3+ years of experience.
  • Solid understanding of digital filter design, statistical signal processing, estimation, detection theory, and state machines is a must.
  • Solid understanding of phase noise, PLL modelling, and preferable electro-optical PLLs.
  • Good programming skills, preferable with object-oriented programming (OOP).
  • Proven track record to innovate either via patents or publications.
  • Experience with either Radar or LiDAR FMCW systems is a must.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to operate in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Hands-on attitude, which means taking initiative, thinking pro-actively, having a flexible attitude and solving problems.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken).


Are you interested in this position, and do you want to learn more about it, then you can talk to Frank Wolfs, Talent Acquisition Lead. You can reach Frank via +31(0)6-50837563 or at Frank.Wolfs.ext@imec.nl. If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume and a motivation letter. 

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