BPM LLP recruiting on behalf of OpenLight for Silicon Photonics Test Engineer

Goleta, CA
Advisory – HR Consulting & Recruiting /
Full or Part-time /
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.

We are seeking a talented and motivated Test Engineer to join our dynamic team. Working closely with a team of experienced engineers, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and executing test plans to validate the functionality of Silicon Photonics devices and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) at wafer level and die-level. This role provides an excellent opportunity for professional growth and hands-on experience in the exciting field of Silicon Photonics.


    • Setup and execute wafer level and die level tests of photonic components.
    • Troubleshoot and diagnose issues during testing, working closely with the development team to resolve any identified issues.
    • Write automation scripts for various RF and photonic instrumentation and test automation systems.
    • Implement test plans and procedures for active, passive and complex PIC devices based upon customer requirements and internal design verification needs.
    • Generate test results documentation and ensure accuracy of results.
    • Set up and configure photonic, RF and mechanical test set ups, fixtures and instrumentation.
    • Maintain test equipment such as lasers, power meters, and spectrum analyzers.
    • Maintain accurate and detailed records of testing procedures, results, and any modifications made during the testing process.
    • Contribute to the development of technical documentation for internal and external use.

Skills & Requirements:

    • B.S degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or Physics
    • Writing automation scripts in Python, Matlab, and other software tools
    • Demonstrated experience in data acquisition systems, data analysis and processing.
    • Ability to balance efficient throughput and quality output.
    • Ability to work cooperatively and proactively across organization.
    • Excellent oral and written communication, including excellent presentation skills.
    • Candidates must be a U.S Person (Citizenship or Green Card)
    • Preferred Experience:
    • Experience in photonic and high-speed RF testing.
    • Practical knowledge of optoelectronic devices
$100,000 - $135,000 a year
Exact compensation may vary depending on the skills, experience and location of the candidate.
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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