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Photonic Test Development Engineer

Company: OpenLight
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

This candidate will be responsible for the development of validation tests for optical -components and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). The candidate will collaborate and influence test methodologies, test strategies, design trade-offs for PICs and devices. - -This position requires a background in optical engineering, Silicon Photonic devices and an 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.
  • Quantify measurement errors in test systems. -
  • Perform analysis and generate test reports to provide feedback to the engineering team for device design and process improvements.
  • 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.
  • Work cross-functionally with PIC and silicon photonic device engineers to debug design and test issues.
    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.
      • 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

Keywords: OpenLight, Santa Barbara , Photonic Test Development Engineer, Engineering , Santa Barbara, California

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