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Embedded Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
Santa Barbara, CA, USA · Santa Barbara, CA, USA · California, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Embedded Systems Engineer at Lucidean

As an Embedded Systems Engineer at Lucidean, you’ll work with our team to 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 an Embedded Systems Engineer to join our team and make a transformative impact on data center networks and AI computing.

Role Overview:

The rapid evolution of data center technologies and AI computing demands robust and innovative optical communication solutions. As an Embedded Systems Engineer, you will play a crucial role in developing high-speed optical communication systems. Your role will focus on designing control systems, programming microcontrollers/FPGAs, interfacing with peripheral electronics, and overseeing PCB design to ensure seamless integration with photonic components.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and validate embedded systems for high-speed optical communications, focusing on microcontroller/FPGA programming and peripheral electronics interfacing using protocols such as SPI and I2C.
  • Collaborate with the Photonics team to ensure optimal integration of electronic and photonic components.
  • Design or oversee the design of PCBs to ensure signal integrity and meet design specifications for power, cost, and dimensions.
  • Lead efforts in commercial-grade product development in collaboration with external manufacturing partners.
  • Provide technical leadership in firmware development, advocating for best practices in code quality, documentation, and version control.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Photonics, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in embedded systems design, including proficiency with microcontrollers/FPGAs and interfacing with peripherals such as DACs, ADCs, amplifiers, and TIAs, using communication protocols such as SPI and I2C.
  • Solid foundation in control engineering principles, particularly in feedback loops, system stability, and response optimization, critical for developing robust and efficient control systems.
  • Basic PCB design experience/skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, with a methodical approach to problem-solving and testing.
  • Experience with high-speed optical communications and familiarity with photonic integrated circuits (PICs) is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of working closely with cross-functional teams and external partners.

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.