Senior R&D Engineer – Industry experienced.

Job title

Senior R&D engineer - Industry expert


Eindhoven HTC, The Netherlands


32- 40 hours


SMART Photonics is a rapidly growing, ambitious high-tech company and we are expanding our R&D team. As we prefer to have an interesting mix of starters and more experienced colleagues and combine academia insights with industry experience, this role is for some-one who offers us a strong industry background.

Senior R&D Engineer with experience in industry.

Job description

As a senior R&D Engineer you’re part of our Research & Development team. Within this team, you collaborate intensively with our scientists, direct R&D colleagues, product management, and other involved colleagues and departments.  You can run complex projects yourself and guide some of the more junior engineers

As specialist you combine the challenge to critically and precisely engineer specific device modules based upon the given technical and functional requirements as well as become the interface for our customer to which you offer deep understanding of integrated photonics and its industry.  You challenge both our company as well as our customers on the given requirements and its feasibility.

Your tasks include:

  • Develop and improve device solutions and compact models to be offered in SMART Photonics PDK.
  • Act as interface to understand, challenge and discuss our customer needs, able to translate them to useful, manufacturable, and qualitative devices
  • Implement Design of Experiments to be included on MPW’s for qualification of our devices.
  • Be the project owner of one or more complex projects, while guiding a small team of more junior engineers.
  • Participate in improvement projects, 8D’s and /or FMEA’s.


We are looking for a person who has /is

  • A PhD in Integrated Photonics or closely related.
  • After graduating, at least 3 year of experience in industry in a commercial / business / semiconductor environment (PhD not included in these years)
  • Strong affinity with semi-conductor fabrication technologies and products
  • Solid analytical and creative thinking skills.
  • Good communicator and able to present our company on a larger stage.
  • A natural independent drive to get things done and show ownership

We offer

  • A challenging position with room to develop and grow, we invest in offering you a challenging position as well as a personal development plan to reach your future goals. Potential growth paths are Group Lead – (Sr.) Scientist – Product Manager.
  • State-of-the-art technology in your field of interest.
  • The only InP foundry in the Netherlands, as close to the technology as possible.
  • A talented group of passionate and international colleagues, in a growing and promising company.autonomous driving ADAS LIDAR SMART Photonics


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