Careers

Thank you for your interest in Freedom Photonics! Freedom Photonics LLC is a world-leading photonics company based in the Santa Barbara area. We are a supplier of high-end, cutting-edge photonic solutions that span a broad application range, from demanding optical communications systems and optical sensing to atomic and quantum sensing and quantum information systems.

Besides great technology, the core strength of our company is in having an exceptional team! Thus, we are always interested in exceptional candidates – feel free to reach out at any point! When contacting us about a specific position, please, reference the position title in the subject of your email, and send your resume (PDF format preferred), and a cover letter/email to [email protected]

Freedom Photonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all candidates and to providing our team members with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. Unfortunately, we cannot provide sponsorship for immigration or work visas related to our positions.

Photonic Test & Packaging Technician

Job Type:          Hourly/Full Time

Pay:                  Competitive pay commensurate with experience

Benefits:           Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Retirement Plans

Job Summary and Description:

The photonics test and packaging technician will be working on the assembly of laser subassemblies, in-process characterization tests, and assembly of full laser packages. The technician will be trained on documented procedures and expected to follow these procedures reproducibly. Standard test and assembly processes skills required are shown below. Candidates with familiarity with these processes is desired

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assembly of semiconductor chips and optical components onto ceramic carriers (subassemblies)
  • Assembly of optical lenses to high power laser arrays
  • Wirebonding of photonic devices, carriers, packages, and test fixtures
  • Loading and unloading test fixtures
  • Probing of bare chips and subassemblies using probe manipulators and probe cards
  • Running standardized tests and collecting and saving data
  • Assembly of full custom photonic packages
  • Running semi-automated packaging stations
  • Testing of full packages and documenting of test

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Handling of delicate semiconductor chips and subassemblies in and around workstations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required
  • Essential in this position is the ability to follow instructions precisely, work independently, document your work clearly and self-motivate.
  • Experience with packaging and assembly equipment such as chip cleaving tools, flip-chip bonding tools, vacuum soldering ovens, wire bonders, and die attach tools is a plus
  • Experience with laser beam analysis tools such as beam profilers and power monitors is a plus

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of related experience
  • A level of flexibility (ability to work occasional weeknights or weekends) is desired

Please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Freedom Photonics is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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Associate Test & Characterization Engineer

Job Summary and 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 and Experience:

  • 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.

Process Engineer

Job Summary and Description:

The process engineer will be working as support for process development, hands on processing of wafers,
coordinate/plan daily workflow, create and maintain process documentation/traveler, device testing, failure analysis. The
process engineer will also get involved with process mask layout/review, AR coating process, vendors interface, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop new processes and qualify new equipment
  • Support or lead wafer fab process engineering activities
  • Hands on involvement of wafer processing with technician
  • Coordinate and plan daily wafer processing workflow for technician
  • Maintain Process documentation and process data collection
  • Device testing and failure analysis

Skills and Knowledge:

  • over 2 years cleanroom wafer processing experience. UC-Santa Barbara cleanroom experience a plus
  • Knowledge and operate various process tools: dry etch, vacuum depositions, dielectric deposition, photolithography steppers, spin coaters, wet benches, analysis tools such as SEM and AFM
  • Mask layout and computer programming skills helpful

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • over 2 years wafer process engineering experience

All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC.
Freedom Photonics is an equal opportunity employer.
Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.