Mask Layout Engineer (PIC’s)

Job title

Mask Layout Engineer


Eindhoven HTC, The Netherlands


40 to 32 hours

SMART Photonics is a rapidly growing, ambitious high-tech company. Our technology is set to play an essential role in finding and developing solutions for the world’s challenges, such as reducing energy consumption, improving healthcare, fighting food waste and our continuous hunger for information. As a foundry for integrated protonic circuits, SMART Photonics offers solutions for data and telecommunication, as well as for sensing – such as Lidar – and medical applications. And it doesn’t stop there.

To keep pushing our boundaries and improve our technology we are recruiting a; Mask Layout Engineer


Job description

In this position your key task is the design, layout, review and control of our lithographic masks and reticles. You contribute to deliver our customers a smooth and flawless manufacturing process. Our customers will define the functional and technical requirements for the components as well as deliver the design for some of the building blocks. It is your responsibility to convert them into a full design for the next generation of photonic components and/or photonic integrated chips. Most of the time you will need to add & design the final layers as well as fine tuning the designs into our technological capabilities while stretching our limits to the max.

We are looking for a person who has/is

  • · 2+ years of Work experience in the field of semiconductor integrated circuits
  • · Experience in layout design of optical / electro-optical devices.
  • · Knowledge of Nazca, Klayout, Cadence and Synopsys as well as a programming background (you are a Pythonist!).
  • · Willing / able to interact with your colleagues and customers, share your ideas and join a team meeting.
  • · Flexible and able to adjust strategy, we are in a very dynamic field and moment in time. Not one single boring working day is a fact.

We offer

  • · Unique mask design experience from the foundry perspective.
  • · We invest and contribute to your professional growth via several courses, training, and a personal career development plan.
  • · Up to 25% remote work possible; you are located in the Netherlands (or close borders) or willing to relocate.
  • · A positive and welcoming environment in which we value you as a person, Our company members valued the teamwork spirit with a 4.6 /5 in 2021.


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