Silicon Photonic Design Engineer

  • Location:
    Allentown, Pennsylvania, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Data Center, Collaboration, Video, Internet of Everything, Networking, Security, Service Provider, Wireless, Mobility
  • Job Id

What You'll Do
Responsible for the design, simulation & characterization of Silicon Photonics Components utilizing Cisco’s leading edge CMOS photonics technology

Who You'll Work With

  • Work as part of a team of photonic engineers dedicated to developing Silicon Photonics technology platform

  • Design & development of Optical PDKs for Cisco’s next generation photonic platform

  • Design and validate photonic components, subsystems, and integrated optoelectronic circuits

  • Define test plans and test optical/electrical performance of photonic devices

  • Design & development of photonic devices for Telecom, Datacom & other applications

  • Design of experiments & statistical analysis of measurements

  • Lead laboratory characterization & verification efforts for validating designs

  • Ensure that designs meet product specifications & can be successfully transferred into volume manufacturing


Who You Are

  • MS minimum, PhD preferred in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Optics

  • Minimum of 2 years of university or industrial experience in silicon photonics with hands-on experience in design, simulation & lab characterization of photonics devices for optical communications

  • Prefer a good background in Optical PDK development including the design of some optical building blocks such as splitters, waveguides, MZIs, couplers & detectors

  • Hands-on experience optical simulation software such as FDTD, optical mode solvers, Matlab & some electrical IC EDA/design tools is required

  • Prefer candidates with a good understanding of semiconductor electrical properties, device physics including knowledge of optical phenomenon in CMOS based Silicon Photonics circuits

  • Knowledge of CMOS fabrication processes is a strong plus

  • Lab experience with optical measurements & optical test equipment required

  • You must be a team player with excellent verbal & written communications skills including the ability to work effectively across multiple sites with different time zones

  • Business travel across multiple Cisco and partner sites will be required

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