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Photonic Design Engineer



Santa Barbara, CA, USA · Santa Barbara, CA, USA · California, USA
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2024

Photonic Design Engineer at Lucidean

As a Photonic Design Engineer on our team, you’ll help us develop next-generation optical link solutions for data center networks.

Location: Santa Barbara, California

Company Overview:

Lucidean is a startup specializing in next-generation optical link solutions for data center networks. Located in scenic Santa Barbara, California, we are in a phase of active growth. We're seeking a Photonic Design Engineer to join our team and make a transformative impact on data center networks and AI computing globally.

Role Overview:

The ongoing evolution of AI and ML networks is creating an urgent need for innovative fiber-optic communication solutions that incorporate photonic integrated circuits (PICs). As a pivotal member of our team, you will drive the development of cutting-edge PICs. Your role will range from component and subsystem design, to integration, assembly, and testing.

Key Responsibilities:

· Design, simulate, and optimize passive and active photonic components and circuits using a variety of simulation tools like Lumerical, HFSS, EMPro, COMSOL, Sentaurus, and Silvaco.

· Plan and execute Design of Experiments (DOEs) to optimize photonic components.

· Design layouts for high-speed optical transmitters and receivers on tools such as Luceda/IPKISS, and OptoCompiler.

· Perform system-level simulations, integrating both simulated and real test data, using tools such as VPI and OptSim.

· Define and implement test plans for photonic components and PICs.

· Oversee and coordinate the assembly, packaging, and integration of Photonic Integrated Circuits with electronic components on PCBs.

· Conduct comprehensive testing and validation of high-speed PICs and optoelectronic assemblies, including receivers and transmitters.

Qualifications and Skills:

· M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related fields.

· 5+ years of industry or research experience in Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) simulation, layout, and testing.

· Proficiency in simulation and design tools mentioned under "Key Responsibilities".

· Solid understanding of co-simulation of electronic and photonic components.

· Strong teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills.

Why Join Lucidean?

· Get involved in projects with a significant impact on advancing AI computing.

· Work alongside a dedicated, diverse team focused on making a tangible impact.

· Contribute to a flexible and dynamic startup environment with a culture of continuous learning and development.

· Competitive salary, equity options, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Lucidean provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Lucidean does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.