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R&D Position—Silicon Photonics for Next-generation Optical Transceivers and Interconnect

Engineering - Florida - Kissimmee | More than two weeks ago

R&D Position—Silicon Photonics for Next-generation Optical Transceivers and Interconnect

Is it you we're looking for?

Are you a highly motivated researcher with experience developing optical transceivers and working in an R&D environment? Do you aim to work in a diverse research environment amongst some of the top researchers in the world? Are you an excellent communicator who thrives on a multi-disciplinary team? If so, keep reading.

Imec is expanding its R&D activities into the field of optical communications. Using imec’s state-of-the-art 200mm and 300mm silicon technology platform, we point our ambition on new breakthroughs in optical transceivers and interconnects. Currently we are opening a R&D position for Silicon Photonics for Next-generation Optical Transceivers and Interconnect.

Expected Seniority Level:

  • Full time employment
  • Senior level or junior level (PhD or equivalent with R&D experience) 

Here's what you'll do:

  • Take responsibility for the functional and structure design of photonic devices and circuits
  • Define integration and process flow
  • Explore new integrated photonics solutions for optical transceivers and interconnects
  • Perform design work using industrial standard simulation and layout tools, e.g. Lumerical, Ledit, Luceda, Matlab. (e.g. MMIs, grating couplers, ring resonators, modulators, photodiode, etc.)
  • Laboratory measurement work on characterizing photonic building blocks, circuits, and systems.
  • Improve and optimize existing design methodologies and procedures.
  • Contribute to funded and bilateral projects through their definition and their execution, depending on level of experience and expertise.
  • Report to colleagues and clients.
  • Publish in international journals and contribute to major conferences.

Key Qualifications:

  • PhD degree (or equivalent R&D experience) in photonics, electronics or physics engineering.
  • Experience in developing optical transceivers and interconnect (e.g. optical module, system integration, packaging, test, etc.).
  • Experience in coherent transmission systems, signal integrity, photonic integration, and/or DSP.
  • Experience with industry standard design tools (e.g. Lumerical, Ledit, Luceda, Synposis, Cadence, etc)
  • Experience in programming
  • Experience with foundry tapeout
  • Experience in electronics design/RF design/IC design
  • Experience in publishing on integrated photonics
  • Demonstrate good communication skills for interfacing with internal and external customers
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, while being part of a team
  • Are pragmatic and hands on, with a can-do attitude
  • Experience working in R&D environments

About imec

Imec is a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. We leverage our world-class infrastructure and global ecosystem of partners across diverse industries to enable groundbreaking innovation in application domains, including healthcare, smart cities, mobility, logistics, manufacturing, and energy.

This opportunity is based at our U.S. R&D design center, which focuses on the R&D of wireless communication, sensing, and other innovative applications through high-speed electronics and photonics solutions.

At imec, we believe that talent grows technology, and technology grows talent. Our informal and progressive working environment offers a range of possibilities to take the initiative and grow in responsibility.

This is imec, find your place in it.

It is the policy of imec to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline and termination. Reasonable accommodations of disability and religion are available for qualified individuals, upon request, provided that such accommodation does not present an undue hardship to imec.