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.

Junior Electronics 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 Junior Electronics 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 Junior Electronics Engineer will participate in all aspects of the development of complex optoelectronic products. The ideal candidate will possess relevant experience in hardware/firmware/software and will apply his or her skills both independently and as part of a team in any or all of the following specific areas:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design conceptualization based on customer/internal requirements and specifications
  • Design and simulation of precision analog circuits for driving and sensing optoelectronic devices
  • Mixed signal system design utilizing MCUs, DSPs, FPGAs, etc. including algorithm development and implementation
  • Circuit prototyping and performance evaluation
  • Schematic capture, PCB layout, BOM generation and maintenance
  • Working with vendors to achieve highly reliable state of the art PCB assemblies
  • Writing PC side software to facilitate characterization and engineering level testing of designs
  • Thorough documentation of all designs

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to read and generate schematic diagrams
  • Proficiency in PCB layout (any EDA package acceptable)
  • Hands-on lab experience (soldering, test and measurement)
  • Ability to collaborate with other members of the team

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • BSEE (or other stem discipline), equivalent qualifications will be accepted as well
  • Equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of formal degree

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

Local candidates preferred

Photonic IC Layout 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 IC Layout 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 IC Layout Engineer will be carrying out photolithographic mask layout using a proprietary C++ code-based platform. In addition to mask layout the engineer will be maintaining documentation of best practices for standard design features and will maintain and update design rules and checklists. The Photonic IC layout engineer will be working closely with photonic device scientists and wafer fabrication engineers to ensure correct implementation of design and fabrication requirements in the mask layout. Some test and measurement of photonic devices may also be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • With the engineering team, help with definition of the mask layout and initial design documentation
  • Layout masks using C++ code in Visual Studio Environment
  • Generate final mask plate files and participate in ordering masks
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Coding of additional standard routines to define common building blocks
  • Maintenance of the mask layout code
  • Work with device engineers and the wafer fab team to ensure an appropriate process has been defined for each mask
  • Maintain mask checklist and process design kit
  • Basic test and measurement of photonic devices
  • Organization/documentation of test data

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge of coding in one of the common programming languages (C++ preferred, but experience in any language is acceptable)
  • Great attention to detail
  • Curiosity and critical reasoning
  • Good with visualization of three-dimensional objects and shapes
  • Good communication skills, and ability to work with multiple individuals on a shared project

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum AS degree in Computer Science or equivalent field desired
  • S. or B.A. in a STEM field is preferred
  • Equivalent qualifications will be accepted as well
  • Understanding of computer aided design process (CAD)
  • Understanding of semiconductor device fabrication basic processes

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

Local candidates preferred

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:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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