BPM LLP recruiting on behalf of OpenLight for a Photonic Test Development Engineer

Goleta, CA
Advisory – HR Consulting & Recruiting /
Full-time /
Company Description

Open Light is a photonics design company that offers the world’s first open silicon photonics platform with integrated lasers. Our technology is used in Datacom, telecom, LiDAR, healthcare, HPC, AI, and optical computing applications. Our goal is to improve the performance, power efficiency, and reliability of your design using our open and flexible platform. We have over 300 patents and our technology has been adopted by companies across multiple industries enabling new possibilities for photonics engineering.

Role Description

This Photonic Test Development Engineer will be responsible for the development of validation tests for optical components and Photonic Integrated Circuits. The candidate will collaborate and influence test methodologies, test strategies, design trade-offs, and product yield improvement roadmaps for design and product validation. This position requires background in optical engineering, Silicon Photonics devices and intimate knowledge of optical and RF test instrumentation.


    •  Design and develop test methodologies for silicon photonics components such as lasers, modulators, detectors, MUX/DeMUX and other Photonic Integrated Circuit structures.
    • Develop test automation and data analysis code for wafer testers and other validation platforms as well as for advanced device debug testing.
    • Perform analysis and generate test reports to provide feedback to the engineering team for device design and process improvements.
    • Build and integrate test systems and write test sequence and data acquisition software.
    • Quantify measurement errors in test systems.
    • Document test procedures and train junior test engineers in photonic component DVT, PIC testing and module testing.
    • Collaborate with the design and mask layout teams, and develop design for test rules for fast, automated optical, DC electrical and RF testing.
    • Develop and execute custom engineering DVT tests and Silicon photonics device and PIC design debug. 

Required Skills:

    •  The candidate must have a broad technical knowledge of silicon photonics device design, performance characterization and validation.
    • Experience in optical engineering, fiber-waveguide coupling, and design verification testing.
    • RF characterization of photonic devices.
    • Proven ability of programming in Matlab, Python or C++.
    • Self-motivated and possessing strong analytical and problem solving skills

Preferred Experience:

    •  M.S. or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or related field with focus in Silicon Photonics device design and characterization.
    • 3-5 years industry experience
    • Experience with high-speed RF characterization tools and methods such as S-parameter, BER and eye measurements.
    • Python experience is strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge of optical measurement instruments such as laser, power meter, beam profiling, optical and electrical spectrum analyzers, and laser noise measurements.
    • Generating design for test concepts and implementation.
    • Knowledge of statistical analysis of test data using tools like JMP
$122,000 - $164,000 a year
Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.
Why Join Us:
Be part of a cutting-edge startup with a strong history of technology innovation.
Work alongside a team of talented professionals in the field of silicon photonics – both new and industry veterans.
Competitive salary and benefits package and opportunity for career growth and professional development.
If you are highly motivated and technically proficient apply today to help shape the future of optical applications. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience.

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