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.

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

Test and Characterization 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 Test and Characterization 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

The Test and Characterization Engineer will work with the design team to develop and execute test and characterization plans for a wide variety of photonic components.  The test and characterization engineer will also take responsibility for building new test sets and updating and modifying existing test sets as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interface with the photonic design team to define appropriate tests for novel new devices.
  • Collect data, and plot and summarize data for review with device scientists
  • Mounting/wire bonding photonic devices in preparation for test and analysis
  • Test set maintenance and calibration
  • Construction of new test sets
  • Transfer new test protocols into production line use
  • Generate and maintain test documentation
  • Maintenance of SPC charts and SPC standards for production test sets
  • Work with Excel, JMP, Power Point, Matlab to analyze and present data and findings

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Significant experience interfacing test instrumentation with computers using GPIB
  • Significant experience coding in visual basic, C-sharp or equivalent
  • Basic understanding of electronics with working knowledge of resistors, capacitors, diodes
  • Experience working with simple circuits for test purposes
  • Experience trouble shooting test equipment such as oscilloscopes, optical spectrum analyzers, SMU, signal generators
  • Experience with excel or other data analysis software.
  • Working understanding of basic statistical analysis.
  • Willingness to take on technical challenge.
  • Patience to optimize test sets and refine quality of test data.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills to work in a dynamic team environment.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or other related fields
  • 2+ years’ experience in industry
  • Alternately, an MSc degree in a closely related field such as Semiconductor Physics, Photonics or Electrical Engineering
  • Other equivalent qualification will be considered.

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

Local candidates preferred, no relocation reimbursement provided