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.

Facilities Technician
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 Facilities Technician. 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 Facilities Technician will be working on the Facilities team, and be the key responsible person to maintain, repair, and modify equipment and building facilities of the Company. The following job duties are of equal importance:

  • Building and Equipment Maintenance
    • Perform/co-ordinate routine maintenance and repair on factory equipment including cleanroom equipment, robotic lines, industrial plumbing, HVAC, compressors, cooling systems, etc. within the operation
    • Perform/co-ordinate maintenance and facility modifications in the building housing the facilities, including electrical/carpentry/framing/painting
    • Perform/co-ordinate new equipment installations with engineering staff support
    • Maintain and coordinate delivery of gases
    • Maintain record keeping systems for all machine maintenance, modification, and repair
  • Safety and Manufacturing Support
    • Participate in implementation and maintenance of safety protocols
    • Perform facility inspections
    • Train staff on basic safe use of facilities and facility use protocols

Requirements

  • Self-motivated individual capable of operating efficiently with minimal level of supervision
  • Associate Degree or higher with more than 5 years experience, of which a minimum of 3 years in general facilities maintenance, or equivalent experience
  • Experience working on production equipment in a light industrial environment as well as experience interacting with vendors for purchase and maintenance of equipment
  • Some carpentry and building skills
  • Window OS and Microsoft Office computer skills

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

Mechanical Design/Packaging 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 Mechanical Design/Packaging 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 Mechanical Design/Packaging Engineer will be working as part of a product design and equipment team for laser products for a variety of applications. Typical work includes integrating laser systems with active and passive photonic devices, assembling and aligning optical train and testing.

  • Product Design
    • The candidate will work on modeling of mechanical and optical assemblies as well as experimentally characterizing the finished products
    • The candidate will participate in package design for high power laser products, including mechanical, optical, and thermal elements
  • Mechanical Prototyping and Production
    • The candidate will work with system engineers to convert system concepts into prototypes and products
    • The candidate will participate in hands-on packaging of high-power laser products, including die attachment and lens attachment
  • Equipment design and build
    • The candidate will be able to design, build and validate complex test and assembly stations
    • Part of the job will be related to the support and improvement of existing equipment

Requirements

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related field with a strong background in product design, or equivalent experience
  • Design experience with software such as SolidWorks, Zemax, and Finite Element Analysis is a plus
  • Hands-on industry experience with design, build and test desired.
  • Self-motivated team player able to work with minimum supervision desired

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

Local candidates only

Senior Process Technician
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 Senior Process Technician. 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 Senior Process Technician will be working as a key member of the device fabrication team to process innovative 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, for optical communications, sensing, and medical applications. The following job duties are of equal importance:

  • Participate hands-on in day-to-day semiconductor device fabrication in the cleanrooms.
  • Follows process traveler for wafer fabrication, input process data and communicate findings to engineers on daily basis.
  • Support process engineers in various processing and logistical tasks.
  • Help the team improve various wafer fab processes for manufacturability, design robustness, cycle time reduction, yield improvement, and cost saving
  • Participate in backend dicing/polishing and chip assembly processes.
  • Organize work flow, wafers and tools.

Requirements

  • > 5 years hands-on experience with wafer fab processes, such as photolithography, annealing, compound semiconductor wet etch and dry etch, thin film coating, metallization, cleaving, dicing and polishing.
  • Knowledge and experience in semiconductor processing characterization tools, such as SEM, AFM, microscopes, dektek profilometer, etc.
  • InP and/or GaAs processing experience is a plus
  • Experience in the UCSB nanofabrication facility is a plus
  • The ability to learn new processes and technique quickly
  • The ability to work well in a team environment with positive attitude.
  • The ability to organize and work in careful manner.

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, 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