R&D High-speed device Engineer

Job title

R&D High-speed device Engineer


Eindhoven HTC, The Netherlands


32- 40 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

R&D high-speed Device Engineer


Job description

As an R&D Engineer specialized in High-speed Devices, you’re part of our Research & Development team. Within this team, you intensively collaborate with our scientists, direct R&D colleagues, product management, and other involved colleagues and departments. it will become your challenge to design, develop and test high-speed devices such as modulators and photodetectors integrated with our InP technology into complex photonic integrated circuits.


Main responsibilities:

  • Design and development of integrated high-speed modulator and photodetector building blocks that will be offered to our customers via our PDK
  • Development of compact models for these building blocks
  • Understanding of our customer needs and able to translate them to high-performance, novel and manufacturable devices
  • Setting-up Design of Experiments and analyse large sets of data for the development and qualification of new products
  • Participation in improvement projects, 8D’s and /or FMEA’s.


We are looking for a person who has /is

  • A PhD in Integrated Photonics, or a PhD in Electrical Engineering or Physics with a focus on Photonics
  • Solid knowledge in semiconductors Physics
  • Experience in the design of high-speed devices, e.g. at least one of the following: Mach-Zehnder modulators, uni-travelling-carrier photodiodes, electro-absorption modulators
  • Simulation experience with tools such as Comsol, Lumerical or similar
  • Strong programming skills (e.g. Python) and preferably experience with mask/layout design tools (Klayout, Nazca Design, Synopsis Optodesigner or similar)
  • Affinity with semiconductor manufacturing processes. Any fabrication/cleanroom experience is a plus
  • Hands-on experience in high-speed device characterization is an advantage


We offer

  • A challenging position with room to develop and grow.
  • State-of-the-art technology in your field of interest.
  • A talented group of passionate and international colleagues, in a growing and promising company.
  • The option to contribute to patent applications and proposal writing
  • We invest in your personal development and professional growth, offering you a wide range of courses, coaching and training on the job.
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