Careers

Freedom Photonics is always interested in exceptional candidates with the background in photonics. Our current specific needs are listed below. To apply, please, send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] Freedom Photonics is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Senior Process Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Senior Process Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

A Senior Process Engineer will be working as a key member of the device fabrication team for semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for a variety of applications. Examples include both integrated active and passive photonic devices, in III-V and Si-based platforms. The following job duties are of equal importance:

  • Participate hands-on in day-to-day semiconductor device fabrication working with fabrication engineers
  • Design, develop and qualify compound semiconductor wafer fabrication processes
  • Integrate various processes and develop wafer fabrication process flows for new product introductions
  • Improve various wafer fab processes for manufacturability, design robustness, cycle time reduction, yield improvement, and cost saving
  • Conduct process capability analysis, failure mode analysis, and SPC review for continuous design and process improvement
  • Document process specifications, process work instructions and train production personnel when needed
  • Work very closely with different functional teams for device design, product development and process development including backend dicing/polishing and chip assembly processes

Requirements

  • Advanced Degree in a STEM discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Hands-on experience with wafer fab processes, such as photolithography, annealing, compound semiconductor wet etch and dry etch, thin film coating, metallization, dicing and polishing
  • Knowledge and experience in semiconductor material and device characterization tools, such as SEM, AFM, FIB, TEM, element analysis such as EDX, Auger, XPS and SIMS is a plus
  • InP and/or GaAs experience is a plus
  • The ability to learn new processes and technologies quickly
  • A self-motivated and self-directed individual

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Photonic Device Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Photonic Device Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

A Photonic Device Engineer will be working as part of a design and test team for semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for a variety of applications. Examples include both integrated active and passive photonic devices, in III-V and Si based platforms. The following job duties are of equal importance:

  • Photonic Device Design
    • The ideal candidate will have industry experience with modeling of both active and passive photonic devices, as well as de-embedding design parameters experimentally
    • The candidate have industry experience with a range of photonic design practices and methods
  • Mask Layout
    • The candidate will work with process engineers to convert device designs into a viable fabrication process. Understanding of device fabrication processes is a must
    • Based on the fabrication process, the candidate will work with device engineers on producing lithographic mask sets for the fabrication. Hands on mask design experience is a plus
  • Testing
    • The ideal candidate will be able to formulate test plans and design test campaigns necessary to characterize a variety of different devices, determine, monitor and improve yields, and support production
    • Part of the job will be related to the design and building of new test stations, and their automation
    • Hands on experience with photonic device testing in an industrial setting is a strong preference

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or Physics, with a strong background in waveguide photonics and semiconductor device physics, or equivalent experience
  • Hands-on industry experience with design and test of photonic ICs and/or semiconductor (high power) lasers, minimum 3 years experience
  • Self-motivated team player able to work with minimum supervision desired

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident